#WIAW – Chocolate Porridge, Tomato & Lentil Soup & Speedy Falafel Wrap

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…

Breakfast
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!

Chocolate Porridge with Goji Berries - 500 1

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.

Lunch
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 🙂

Tomato & Lentil Soup 500

Snacks & Drinks
2 nettle teas, 1 cherry & cinnamon tea, 2 black coffees, Innocent apple juice, water
2 tangerines
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.

Choc Chip Cookies

Dinner
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.

Falafel 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 🙂

Dessert
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?

15 thoughts on “#WIAW – Chocolate Porridge, Tomato & Lentil Soup & Speedy Falafel Wrap

  1. Oh I am completely loving your meals for today. I LOVE LOVE LOVE falafel (an in a wrap with all of those lovely toppings is to die for).

    Your breakfast, well who wouldn’t want to start the day with some chocolate (that would get me going in the right direction).

    And lunch just looks delish. The bright red color is so inviting and looks to be the perfect thing for a cold day.

    Sorry it was too icy to run, but there will always be another day for that.

    I hope you enjoy your Wednesday and know that I am good now and not too stressed about eating habits. I internalize it so that my kids don’t know…you comment on yesterday’s post definitely helped.

    Thanks Sharon!

    1. I’m always here for you Rachel, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to sound anything out. If you read too much ‘healthy living’ advice on the web you end up feeling like everything’s bad for you. It can be quite intimidating and scary. What I’ve found, though, is that the issues are never black and white and often, for every scare story, there’ll be a counter argument. From now on, I’m going to try and stop reading so much on the web and any foods that are currently being heavily debated (like tofu and agave nectar, which I love!) I’m going to carry on consuming, but in moderation. I still think the ‘everything in moderation’ attitude of our parents’ generation is a good one. Too many people are living at the extremes these days! For me, the ‘middle way’ is best 😉

  2. Yum. That caramelized onion hummus even sounds good, as well as looks so creamy. Falafels are so amazing. I bet those wraps were great!

    I have homemade broth stored in my fridge, so I just chop up some veggies and other things, simmer away in my little dorm-room kettle and instant soup! 🙂

  3. my fave quick dish is sweet potato/green beans tofu with brown rice
    fry the tofu in virgin coconut oil till a bit crispy on low fire
    steam the sweet potato – cut in squares – for 5 minutes and then add the green beans, steam for 4 minutes till still green
    fry 1 big onion or maybe 2 to make it even sweeter
    add a big tbsp of fresh ginger and fry 1 minute (or add this raw to the dish later)
    add 3 medium tomatoes cut finely and let it simmer a few minutes so they get soft
    add 1/4 can of coconut milk
    add the sweet potato and beans
    add salt to taste
    optional, fresh red chili finely cut or dried chili powder

    its good with soba noodles or brown rice

    enjoy!!!

    let me know what you think

    thanks for the choco garbanzo bean spread, i luv it!
    better to keep than choco with avocado

    1. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. It’s really kind of you! I can’t wait to give it a try. I’m confident that we’re going to love it as it contains so many of our favourite ingredients 😀

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