Hi everyone! Hope you’re all doing well & managing to stay warm!
It’s WIAW party time again! Thanks, all always, to lovely Jenn for hosting this shindig. For this week’s virtual foodie fest, I thought I’d share my eats from yesterday. Here goes…
- Hot water and lemon (pre school drop off)
No run today as it was too icy, so I came straight back home and made myself a warming bowl of chocolate porridge. I used 1/2 cup Mornflake superfast oats (which only take a minute to cook), 1 tbsp cocoa powder and 1 cup Alpro Almond Milk. Once cooked, I left it to cool for a minute then stirred in 1/2 tbsp hemp seeds, sprinkled some flaked almonds, goji berries and grated dark chocolate on top, and finished it off with a light drizzle of agave syrup. Totally scrumptious!
Lil’ L had the same breakfast but made with Ready Brek. He prefers the smoothness of Ready Brek and I like the fact that it’s fortified with lots of minerals and vitamins, including calcium, iron and vitamins B12 and D.
For lunch, I made some tomato and red lentil soup (recipe here). I love this soup. It’s so warming and filling! Lil’ L and M took this soup in flasks today for their lunch
Snacks & Drinks
2 nettle teas, 1 cherry & cinnamon tea, 2 black coffees, Innocent apple juice, water
1 choc chip cookie (I made a batch of these for lunch box treats this week). This is another yummy recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.
I raided the fridge tonight and we all had left overs for dinner. Lil’ L chose to have the last portion of sweet chestnut casserole with 3 dumplings; M chose the sweet n sour veggies with noodles and marinated tofu; and I had one of my all-time favourite super quick meals… falafels in a wrap.
This consisted of 2 wholegrain seeded tortillas, caramelised onion humous, Cauldron falafels (which I warmed in the microwave to soften then broke in half), 1 avocado sliced, some salad leaves, sprinkling of sunflower and hemp seeds and a big dollop of Branston chutney. It took less than 5 minutes to assemble and was totally lush!
This falafel wrap is also one of Lil’ L’s favourite meals (minus the chutney!) and he loves to take them to school for his packed lunch
Lil’ L had some pineapple chunks and Alpro soya yoghurt. I was too full for dessert!
At the moment, I’m loving meals that have little ‘hands on time’. I’d much rather be playing table football with Lil’ L then standing in the kitchen chopping and prepping food! I don’t mind if the dinner needs time to simmer on the stove or bake in the oven, as long as I don’t need to be there standing over it! What’s your current favourite quick prep meal?