Half an apple every other week or so helps keep the doctor away, yeah? ((*Cannot confirm.))
Black bean mushroom burger, topped with shredded cheese, and sautéed mushrooms and onions, with a side of steamed potatoes, broccoli, and corn; garnished with microgreens, and a homemade pico de gallo (for you, and you, and you).
Protein? (Uh-huh, what else?) Veggie? (Yep. One more.) Carb? (Yeah! Good job!) ((Protein 👏🏻 veggie 👏🏻 carb! 🙌🏻))
If you are my friend in real life today (in the past), you get homemade mashed potatoes, with chicken in mushroom gravy, and broccoli meal preps. ((Lucky you!))
I don't think this is all that exciting, but I'm pretty proud of my meatballs, so I'm going to share it anyway... ((and if my DMs are of any indication, you are pretty proud of yours too, male internet strangers, so I guess we're even-but-not-really.))
PASTA MEATBALL FOOD NEST!!! ((Alright.)) ((Jesus.))
I took the recipe I use for turkey meatloaf, and changed the loaf in to spheres; now I have turkey meatballs. ((Cooking is not that hard, you guys.))
Proof not every meal is a winner, and I canNOT make a scramble look appetizing.
Meatloaf meal prep, plated. ((Melissa can't be clever all the time; Melissa gets tired.)) ((Don't you get tired?))
If you are my friend in real life on this day (in the past) -- you are getting some free mixed veggies to go!!! HOORAY!!!
Whole Foods has a frozen "coastal blend" of vegetables, with carrots, corn, broccoli, and edamame, which I use frequently, but I happened to have all those veggies on hand today (in the past), so I made my own coastal blend (plus...
HELLPP!!! I can't eat all this FOOOD!!! ((If you are my friend in real life today (in the past), you are getting a free meal prep!)) ((YAAAY!!!))
((Get yourself some tiny tomatoes.)) ((Tell 'em I sent you.)) Black bean mushroom veggie burger, topped with mushrooms and onions, plated with red onions, spinach, cheese, and tiny tomatoes; served with a side of vegan, plant based potato salad ((ftw)).
I mean honestly. Who needs beef? Save a cow. Eat a black bean burger.
My second attempt at a black bean (mushroom) burger (h/t: not vegan) ((h/t: put an egg on it)), meal prepped with sautéed mushrooms and onions, and a plant based potato salad made earlier in the week (all vegan) ((h/t: put a plant on it)).