guacamole hummus

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a grocery haul post! 

This will all last me until I go home for Easter next weekend, and obviously most of it should last longer due to quantity. We’re making ground turkey tacos tomorrow night, I’m going to try a chicken pesto wrap for lunches tomorrow, and then combinations of fruit/veggies/nuts/cheese/dips for lunches next week. 

All of this cost me $65 at my local Aldi. I cannot begin to tell you how much I loooOOOOOooove Aldi!!

Dairy

Almond milk x2, hazelnut coffee creamer, light sour cream, ALLLL OF THE CHEESE! I went a little crazy, but I’m not sorry - they have an awesome white cheddar, smoked gouda wheel and basil white cheddar.

Produce

Pink lady apples (thought they were honeycrisp but hopefully I’ll still like these,) baby spinach x2, baby bell peppers

Meat

Chicken and turkey lunch meat, frozen ground turkey

Snacks

Reduced fat wheat thins x3 (tbh all three boxes will probably be gone by Easter,) microwave popcorn, tortilla chips, salsa, hummus, premade guacamole (I prefer to make my own, but the avocados today were no bueno,) whole almonds

Misc.

Pesto, cans of kidney and chili beans, honey bunches of oats with almonds, taco seasoning x3, and two bottles of Winking Owl brand wine. I’m not fancy enough to tell the difference, so $2.68 a bottle is fine with me :)

having a little snack while you study gives you energy and keeps you going strong! remember to have a bottle of water with you so that you can stay hydated :)
also, remember: control your portions so that you don’t go overboard! moderation is best.

  • fruit (i personally like grapes and berries since i just need to wash them. apples and bananas are good too since they’re easy to carry around with you)
  • nuts (calories for trail mix can get rlly high so nuts are a better option. sprinkle salt / cinnamon / pepper if u want a lil kick)
  • apples + peanut butter
  • whole-wheat pretzels
  • crackers + cheese
  • vegetables   (carrots, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, edamame, and broccoli are all great choices)
  • ants on a log (celery + peanut butter + raisins)
  • air-popped popcorn
  • frozen fruit   (kinda taste like popsicles!! my fav is frozen grapes)
  • fruit smoothie
  • nice cream (put some frozen bananas in a food processor and it’ll magically turn into “nice cream.” u can add mix-ins like other frozen fruits or peanut butter!!)
  • yogurt
  • applesauce
  • dried fruit
  • kale chips
  • sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
  • pita chips
  • whole-grain graham crackers
  • salsa, guacamole, hummus, mustard (great dips for chips / veggies!!)
  • string cheese
  • english muffin (u can toast it or make a little pizza out of it with tomato sauce + cheese + veggies)
  • egg (i like soft-boiled eggs and sprinkling a little salt + pepper or sriracha is good too)
  • avocado (one half + salt + pepper = delicious. avocado toast is good too)
  • granola bar (check to make sure it’s healthy for you!)
  • banana dog bites (spread peanut butter on tortilla, wrap banana w/ it, cut it up and enjoy)
Vegan grocery list

Staples

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes/sweet potatoes
  • Oats, 
  • Wholemeal bread
  • Quinoa/cous cous/bulgar wheat 

Pulses and Beans 

  • Lentils, green, yellow, brown 
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney/cannellini/borlotti/butter beans

Fruits 

  • Apples, bananas pears, plums, satsumers 
  • Mango, Pineapple, Peaches 
  • Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries fresh and frozen 
  • Raisins, dried apricots, dates
  • Lemons, limes 

Vegetables 

  • Tomatoes, Avocados 
  • Onion and garlic 
  • Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, 
  • Lettuce, sweetcorn, olives, celery, pepper  

In the fridge/freezer  

  • Hummus, guacamole, 
  • Soya/oat/rice/hemp/almond/hazelnut milk
  • Tofu, noodles  
  • Mock meats, sausages, burgers, sausage rolls,  mock meat slices, pies mince, mock bacon, meat balls, mock meat pieces,
  • Dairy free butter
  • Dairy free cheese, ice cream, yoghurt, cream 
  • Juice and smoothies
  • Fresh ginger, stem ginger  

In the cupboard 

  • Olive Oil 
  • Peanut butter, marmite, jam 
  • Agave syrup
  • Brazil nuts, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts
  • Crisps, tortilla chips, rice crackers, pringles,  wasabi peas, rice crackers, 
  • Flapjack, cereal bars, biscuits, marzipan 
  • Vegan chocolate, dark chocolate 
  • Spices e.g. cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin
  • English breakfast tea, peppermint tea, herbal teas 

All just ideas, and you don’t need to buy all of them. I like to see what’s in season and what I fancy eating that week.

LUNCH: FALAFEL WITH GRILLED VEGETABLES AND GUACAMOLE 

[vegan]

Mmm falafel. Grilled asparagus and orange peppers, some hummus plus homemade guacamole. Easy lunch. 

Candy Corn Pt. 2

Written by: spencerreidsmiles

Well, it seemed like you guys liked Candy Corn Pt. 1, so I decided to post the second part today.  This is the continuation of a story about a reader who is disliked by Reid and is set at Penelope Garcia’s Halloween party.

Like usual, please send feedback, asks, and suggestions for story ideas. There might be another Halloween fic next week if I can finish it in time. In the meantime, enjoy Candy Corn Pt. 2! 

PART ONE PART THREE

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WHOLE NUTRITION BOWL
A balanced, healthy bowl of goodness nutritionally dense to make your body happy! 

Ingredients:
2 handfuls of spinach
½ cup brown rice, cooked
½ cucumber julienned
½ carrot julienned
Sweet cherry tomatoes, sliced
Nori seaweed sheets,
Sliced Tempe or tofu
Sprouts of choice
Guacamole
Beetroot Hummus
½ lemon juiced 
1 tbsp coconut oil
Salt & cracked pepper to taste 


Method:
1. Heat 1tbsp of coconut oil on a pan, add diced tempe or tofu and cook until golden brown. 
2. Fill bowl with cooked brown rice & spinach leaves.
3. Top with all toppings
4. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice, salt & pepper


Sweet Potato Apple Sandwich

I have two very important things to tell y’all. The first is that I watched the first season of Broad City last weekend and it healed the TV-shaped hole in my heart left by the Parks and Rec finale. 

The second is that there’s an episode where they go to a vegan sandwich shop, and ignoring the fact that they were making fun of it, it led me to create this sandwich out of the random stuff in my fridge.

It’s savory, it’s sweet, I’ve had it for lunch every day this week. The only thing you really have to do in advance is roast the sweet potato, but you could also microwave it to save time.

Ingredients:

  • Two slices of your favorite bread (I used Ezekiel sprouted grain)
  • Hummus
  • Guacamole or smashed avocado
  • Arugula
  • Green apple, sliced
  • Sweet potato

Steps:

  1. Slice the sweet potato into thick slices, about ½ inch, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 400 until soft, about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  2. Alternatively you can slice them, and then microwave them for five minutes, or until soft.
  3. Toast bread, spreading hummus on one slice and avocado on the other.
  4. Add arugula and a slice of apple.
Low Spoon Shopping List

Low Spoon Grocery List

I’m emphasizing staple foods that are: common, non-perishable, easy to use and nutrient-dense (I know healthy is different for everybody! Please tailor to your own needs/tastes!)

Grains

  • Cereal/Granola

  • Granola Bars*

  • Tortillas or Sandwich Wraps**

  • Instant Rice

  • Pasta

  • Instant Oatmeal

*They sell these individually, but they’re a lot cheaper to buy boxed. Don’t stress too much about what kind, just buy bars that you’re going to eat and enjoy

**Tortillas/Sandwich Wraps have a longer shelf life than bread

Dairy

  • Milk (non-perishable or “boxed milk” is AWESOME if you don’t use milk regularly)

  • Yogurt*

  • Sliced and/or Shredded Cheese

  • Butter (frozen)

  • Protein Drinks / Smoothies

*A large container is cheaper, but individual containers may be easier for some

 

Deli

  • Sliced Deli Meat

  • Hummus or Guacamole (any dense spread)

 

Fresh Produce

  • Your Favorite Snack Fruit (apples/oranges etc)

  • Baby Carrots

  • Broccoli or other easy veggie

 

Frozen

  • Vegetables

  • Chicken breasts

  • Ground turkey/beef

  • Your Favorite Frozen Meals (for low spoon days)

 

Pantry

  • Nut Butter

  • Jam, Jelly or Favorite Spread

  • Tomato Sauce

 

Canned Look for “easy open” cans that don’t require a can opener

  • Corn

  • Green Beans

  • Tomatoes

  • Black or Kidney Beans

  • Chicken

  • Tuna

 

Cooking Basics

  • Olive Oil

  • Vegetable Oil

  • Minced Garlic in a jar*

  • Spice Mixes: Italian, Cajun, Mexican etc

*Easier than fresh garlic





Pairing: Dean Winchester/Castiel

Cafe/Coffee Shop AU

Word Count: 3227

Idea from this prompt. Enjoy!

Lunch time traffic was one of the worst things about working in the city. Yes, there were restaurants at every other door, and walking was a very viable option, but there were people everywhere, and they weren’t afraid to push and shove to get to their destinations in the crowd of limbs and other pushy pedestrians. Castiel wasn’t very for this life, and instead decided every day to drive somewhere a bit out of the way to get slightly less hustle and bustle.

Today, when he accidentally took the wrong turn, he perused the shop signs with his head in the palm of his hand. There was one shoddy looking Mediterranean bar with a busted neon ‘OPEN’ sign out front, as well as a burger joint, but it looked greasy and unkempt. The only other shops he could see weren’t options at all. Shoes and antiques were not on the menu. When it appeared as if all hope was lost, a sign for a cafe squished between two other stores came into view. It had clean windows, and tables that were so spotless that they shone in the sun outside. Of course, it was packed, but it would do nicely.

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anonymous asked:

I’m trying to drown my yearly sorrows at this bar, stop making me laugh - for klaine, please, 'cause it sounds perfect for them.

This one hits a little bit close to home but alright, let’s do this

Usually, Blaine stays home for New Year’s Eve.

He stocks up the snacks and the carrot sticks and the hummus and guacamole and all the bubbly apple juice he can put his hands on and locks himself in his apartment, with a Star Wars or a classic Disney marathon.

And he lets the New Year pass him by.

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