What I Ate Wednesday #54: Recipe Adaptations

Monday’s meals were all about recipe adaptations. Whether I adapt because of what I have on hand at the time or because I’m in the mood for a different flavor, I love swapping a few ingredients to change it up sometimes.

Breakfast

Zucchini Bread Protein TVP Oats Micheles Granola Maple Blueberry Coconut Butter Pistachio Butter

Zucchini Bread Protein TVP Oats

Zucchini bread protein TVP oats. Can’t stop! Won’t stop! This bowl is topped with Buffalo Dirt Coffee Chia Peanut Butter, Nut-Tricious Foods Pistachio Butter, Artisana Coconut Butter, and Michele’s Maple Blueberry granola. It’s all about the toppings!

Lunch

Chick Pea Tuna Chobani Salad Barr & Table

Tuna Bean Garlic Hummus Salad

I loved my chick pea tuna salad but wanted something a little different so this week I decided to swap the chick peas for kidney beans and the greek yogurt for garlic hummus. It’s been great on my salads this week! I’ve also been topping my salad with a sheet of roasted nori. Yum!

Dinner

Miso Tofu Pistachio Kale Stuffed Carnival Squash

Miso Tofu Pistachio Kale Stuffed Carnival Squash

At the farmers’ market on Sunday, I picked up a carnival squash that I had to try.. stuffed squash sounds like a good idea, right? I took Brittany’s Tofu Walnut Stuffing recipe, added some mushroom and kale, and swapped the walnuts for pistachios and the dressing for my new favorite miso tahini dressing and I had a winner winner tofu dinner! Plus leftovers 🙂

Dessert

Ingredients of a Fit Chick Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Fudge

Sliced fuji apple with chocolate banana peanut butter fudge dip

I almost always have an apple at night, sometimes plain and sometimes with a little dip on the side. I still have a couple pieces of chocolate banana peanut butter fudge in the freezer so I microwaved a piece with a little bit of almond milk and made the perfect dip!

Food for Thought

Do you often swap ingredients in recipes to create new flavors?

My [Healthy] Addiction

It’s no secret that I’m completely addicted to Pinterest; mostly for recipes, but I do pin other things like workouts, house inspiration [you know, for when we find a grown up house], etc. Lindsay is hosting her third Pin It Party and there was no question that I’d be hopping on the bandwagon!

Pin It Party The Lean Green Bean

Check out my 5 posts I’d love to see on Pinterest!

With all things pumpkin popping up, I thought this would be the perfect time to re-introduce a PSL favorite.

Not just for passover! 🙂

Grilling season isn’t over yet!

I love this chicken because it’s just as tasty made into a creamy salad!

And speaking of salads, this one is great on anything.

Hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do. And don’t forget to check out the whole party for some more great pinspiration!

Food for Thought

Do you use pinterest on a regular basis?

What is your favorite thing to pin?

MIMM Weekend Photo Dump

Is it just me or do weekend days go much faster than weekdays? I feel like Monday always sneaks up on me.. 26 years and I’m still not used to it! We had a fun, pretty relaxing weekend that we kicked off with my cousin at the Orioles game. Always fun to be at the park, especially for a win!

Pratt Street Ale House Baltimore Maryland MD

Pregaming for the O’s game! They poured my beer twice so I got a freebie.. hate when that happens! 😉

Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baltimore Maryland MD

HeyOOOOOOOO 😉 [Too much?]

Brian Matusz Jim Johnson Baltimore Orioles Maryland MD

Brian Matusz and Jim Johnson warming up in the bullpen. Fun to be so close to the action!

Oriole Park at Camden Yards Baltimore

My cousin Nicole, Nathan, and me. We had a terrible time!

Chick Pea Tuna Salad Avocado Pecans Kale Mango

Lunch on Saturday. I added mango and avocado to my chick pea tuna salad and it was delicious! I love all of the colors.

Maxs Taphouse Beer Fells Point Baltimore Maryland MD

Hit up our favorite bar in Baltimore, Max’s, for an evening brew on Saturday. They have a crazy long list and I decided to go for some samples instead of 1 full beer.. I just couldn’t decide!

Herbed Chicken White Wine Vegetable Sauce Maras Pasta

Nathan made a killer dinner Sunday. Herbed chicken over pasta with a light tomato, vegetable, white wine sauce. Yum!

Hope you had a great weekend too! Back to the daily grind..

Food for Thought

Are you a baseball or football fan? Or neither? 😉

Do you prefer to get one large drink or a sampler?

Foodie Friday: Chick Pea Tuna Salad

Two posts in a week?! That’s some sort of record recently! 😉

I just knew I had to share this super quick and easy salad that I whipped up. It’s perfect to throw on top of lettuce, in a wrap or sandwich, with some crackers, or even just by itself.

Chick Pea Tuna Salad

Serves 4

Chick Pea Tuna Chobani Salad

Ingredients
– 1 can reduced sodium chick peas
– 1 5oz. packet chunk light tuna in water
– 2 tbsp hulled hemp seeds [optional]
– 20 cherry tomatoes; sliced in half
– 1/3 english cucumber; diced
– 1/2 red bell pepper; diced
– 3 stalks green onion; chopped
– 1/2 cup plain Chobani
– 2 tbsp dijon mustard
– 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp dried basil
– 1/2 tsp ground thyme
– 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
– Salt & pepper to taste

Directions
Combine chick peas through green onion in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients for the dressing and adjust seasonings to taste. Add the dressing to the large bowl and mix everything well to coat.

Couldn’t be much easier than that, right? You could always skip the tuna and make it a meatless meal too. And of course, feel free to change up the veggies or the spices for whatever mood you’re in!

Nutritional Info
Per 1 cup serving

200 Calories  /  4g Fat  /  26g Carbs  /  8g Fiber  /  5g Sugar  /  19g Protein

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Food for Thought

What is your favorite creamy salad?