As you can see on the side, I have organic raspberry vinagarette and McCormick Salad Toppins' for the salad. Most croutons seem to contain some sort of cheese, so I get Salad Toppins, which are a mixture of baco' bits (fake bacon), seeds, seasonings and crispies. They are vegan, and add a nice crunch to the salad, and give it some flavor. The dinner could have used some protein, but normally I would make veggie meatballs to go with it, and I didn't have the time. Happy eating!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Short on Time, Long on Hunger
So last night I had to write a short paper for grad school. Of course in grad school, a short paper means at least six pages, so it was a decent amount of work. I came home from work starving, and I didn't feel like having something junky, I wanted real food. This led me to my go-to in a pinch meal. Spaghetti! This is one of the quickest meals, but it's warm, filling, and healthy if you do it right. I chose Barilla whole wheat pasta (You have to be careful, Barilla whole wheat pasta is vegan, but Barilla Plus, it's other wheat cousin, contains egg), Francesco Rinaldi Tomato & Basil sauce (Some of their line contains cheese or beef broth, just read the back label. This kind is only normal, healthy ingredients, you don't need a science degree to read the label.), and Galaxy Nutritional Foods Vegan parmesan topping (My fave! I really NEED some cheese on my pasta, and this is the best substitute I have come across, yummy!). I had a salad I made the day before on hand, as well as some farm fresh sweet corn, and that took care of dinner.