I can’t believe its already October
this month’s WIAW is all about sharing healthy halloween treats and spooky snacks
I’m not a fan of halloween (sorry to kill the buzz) but I do love October because of everything pumpkin and apple inspired!
many of mine include pumpkin, but I am also a sucker for fall apple dishes
I kept it simple with breakfast yesterday: 1 whole wheat english muffin with maple almond butter, 1/2 a banana, and pumpkin pecan butter
so simple, yet SO good.
I also had 2 cups of coffee..per usual.
since it was a dreary rainy day yesterday (it rains EVERy tuesday in delaware..in case you didn’t know) I was in the mood for something warm and cozy for lunch
enter egg and veggie scramble: I sauteed some mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and zucchini in a pan and added in 1 egg, some egg whites, american cheese, and half a cooked sweet potato (its buried under there I promise)
topped with avocado and sriracha and I was a happy camper
I also burnt my mouth numerous times eating this because I was kind of in a rush but whatever it was worth it
I was at the coffee shop studying and ate a handful of almonds and the juiciest honey crisp apple ever.
and then right after that i was still starving so I bought a chobani
I was so tempted to buy a bag of goldfish and stress eat the whole thing..but I obviously went for the healthier option
ugh why can’t goldfish be good for you?!
staying with the warm and cozy theme I went with a soup and salad combo for dinner
I had a salad with mixed greens, turkey, goat cheese, snap peas, tomatoes, carrots and italian dressing
earlier yesterday morning i whipped out the crock pot and took about 10 minutes to have dinner ready and waiting for me 8 hours later
Crock Pot Lentil Soup
Servings: 6-8 cups
- 2 cups lentils ( i used green but any color works)
- 1 small white onion diced
- 3 celery sprigs, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups (plus 1 cup) water
- Place all ingredients in a crock pot (except for the remaining 1 cup of water)
- cover and set on low for 8 hours
- once finished cooking, add in 1 cup of water and puree with an immersion blender until almost smooth.
Question for ya!: What’s your favorite halloween candy?