Meal Preparation #3

Brown Rice – Oatmeal Protein Bars – Vegetables & Hummus – Green Salads with Ranch Dressing


Today I made a variation of my Oatmeal Protein Bars, I used raisins, almonds,  substituted molasses for brown rice syrup, and added 1 tsp of cinnamon and 2 tsp of vanilla. They turned out great! I like to eat these as a quick snack or for before or after a workout.

I cut up  1 stalk of celery and 3 carrots to go with my hummus. I probably should have made a double batch of the hummus because between William and myself we finished last week’s batch long before the week was up! Maybe I’ll just start making it twice a week, it’s so good when it’s freshly made! You can find my hummus recipe here.

I also threw together two quick spinach salads and tried my hand at making a vegan ranch dressing. I’ll have to wait until the flavour in the ranch has had time to intensify, but I definitely think I have a good base to work from. I’ll put the recipe up when I’m happy with it, it’s soy free and full of healthy fats! This should be enough for both salads, I didn’t want to make too much in case it didn’t turn out well. The salad on the left consists of: spinach, grated carrot, grape tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, and left over falafel. The second salad contains: spinach, grated carrot, red onion, cucumber, avocado, and chickpeas.

Lastly I cooked up a big pot of brown rice to use throughout the week, I can just steam up some vegetables and some beans or tofu to go with it and I’ve myself a meal. I also like to put brown rice into salads, wraps, or make a lentil loaf!

Do you have any weekly food preparation tips, ideas or questions?

What types of food do you like to prepare for the coming day/week?

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