Confession time. I crashed and burned last week. Hard. Like, “you can see the wreckage from space” hard. I could come up with all the excuses in the world (a loved one passing, a two year old’s birthday, it was icky out), but at the end of the day, I was just lazy and made a few less than ideal decisions. On the bright side, I saved a lot of money on groceries this week, since I still had a ton of food in my kitchen! Of course then I went to Costco…so…
Because the best laid plans and all that, I’ve decided to shift these posts to the end of the week to tell you what I actually ate instead of what I planned to eat. That way you can see pictures of my (sometimes) beautiful meals and I don’t have to tell you when I epically fail (although you’ll still be able to tell by the small number of recipes…maybe there’s no way to hide!).
- Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Chocolate Chips from Ambitious Kitchen
If you’ve read my last few posts, you might have noticed that I’m a little addicted to banana bread. I decided to mix it up a little this week and get those delicious banana bread flavors in pancakes! This recipe came together super easy and the pancakes are so fluffy and delicious! Warning: double check your measuring spoon before measuring the nutmeg! I put WAY too much in (but I still ate them all without complaining).
Lunch & Dinner
- Vegetable Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice from Blissful Basil
While I’m sure this recipe is incredible as written, I’m lazy. Instead of making my own cauliflower rice, I used pre-riced cauliflower from the frozen veggie section, premade guacamole (because I have a ton of it in my freezer from Costco) and plain Greek yogurt instead of making sunflower sour cream (although that is definitely on my list of things to try later!). If you don’t want to go all veggie, you could grill up some steak or chicken to throw on top of this.
- Cauliflower Pizza with Pesto and Grilled Veggies from Food Faith Fitness
I LOOOOVE pizza, but always wish it was healthier. TaDa! Healthy pizza option! As with the burrito bowls, I used frozen, pre-riced cauliflower to save some time. Go easy on the salt in the crust because the parmesan cheese really brings all the saltyness you need. The star of this dish is the Greek yogurt pesto, though. I mean, can I take a bath in in please? Ridiculously good. Make it and put it in your mouth. Now.
- Pressure Cooked Upside Down Apple and Ricotta Cake from Hip Pressure Cooking
I’ve been working hard and earned a treat! Plus, I was curious about the ability to cook a cake in a pressure cooker. Fair warning: this is not a sugar, fluffy cake like you would get out of a box mix. The texture reminds me of the holiday puddings I got in England, very dense and moist, and the flavor is sweet but not overly so. Also, if you plan to give this one a try, use the widest container you can. My container was probably not wide enough and took an extra 20 minutes or so to (just barely) cook all the way through in the middle. Still a tasty afternoon treat though!
What are you making for dinner? What should I make next week? Let me know what you want to see! And follow me on Instagram @maceannrenewyou to get a sneak peek of what I’m cooking next week!