You guys know I love creatively re-vamping leftovers. Case in point? Yesterday’s packed lunch.
I had a fridge full of random leftovers, but nothing concrete enough to just be eaten alone. Clearly, it was time to get creative!
First — I layered some baby spinach in a large tupperware. Veggie? Check!
Next up? Leftover black beans from a random dinner earlier this week. I LOVE black beans and sweet potatoes together Protein? Check! Fiber? Check!
Next, some mushrooms leftover from our homemade whole wheat pizza party last weekend! Randomness? Check!
Then came some leftover roasted asparagus, also from my healthy chicken fingers extravaganza! More veggies? Check!
I decided to top it all off with a light vinaigrette — just a drizzle of olive oil, a few hefty squirts of lemon juice (no fresh ones on hand!), a lot of cracked pepper and just a little cracked sea salt.
This was one of those… “sounds weird, but is delicious” type creations. I love complete meals in one bowl!
For something sweet and refreshing to end the meal, I tossed in a couple clementines (actually, they are minniolas… baby tangerines?):
Plus a siggi’s yogurt! Loving this brand lately — so thick and creamy and flavorful! Just wish they were organic.
As for an afternoon snack, I threw together some trail mix aaaaaaaaand… one of Matt’s awesome Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
Delicious day of eats
I’m off to school — it’s rainy and cold here today, perfect for snuggling up on the couch with a movie and lots of blankets. Or… for yoga! I might hit up a class later today to get some stretching in before tomorrow’s long run. I really like yoga when it’s raining out… probably because I don’t feel sad that I’m indoors missing out on pretty weather
Ta-ta for now!