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!