Eating in Circles….

by DanicasDaily on March 12, 2014

Happy Wednesday all!  So I’ve been thinking all week long that I want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Vegetarian Style.  Do you all have any veggie recipes that work for St. Paddy’s day?  I have only ever made Corned Beef and Cabbage and one time a Shepherd’s Pie….all Meat Style.  I’ve thought of eating all green things but think it might be fun to try a new recipe or two that doesn’t involve green monster smoothies or green eggs lol.  Must ponder more……

This morning was all about wrap and roll….as in a Healthy Egg Roll (SF + 1 WPA) – 5 points+

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With a bowl of banana chips and berries for dessert.

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Sometimes I think I eat in circles…literally speaking that is Open-mouthed smile

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My entire day was filled with meetings, but, I still made time to break for lunch.  I started with a bowl of Vegetarian Spicy African Peanut Soup (SF + 3 points+) – 5 points+

Not the prettiest soup I’ve ever made, but, I promise it’s incredibly tasty when served in a circle Winking smile

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Paired with a Lite String Cheese for a little protein boost (SF) – 1 points+

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And….wait for it ~ The rest of my brussels sprouts from the other night!  Yep, I actually managed to make them last more than one day Open-mouthed smile

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I had planned on making lettuce wraps tonight, but, when I walked in the door, The Husband asked if I wanted a Chipotle Burrito Bowl…..ummm, OK!

Hellllo guacamole!  I love that it’s free when you get a veggie bowl at Chipotle.

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In my kinda sorta a circle bowl:

  • Lettuce
  • Black Beans (that are vegetarian)
  • Fajita Veggies
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Corn Salsa
  • a pinch of real deal cheese
  • and…..guacamole!!!!

I did still 4 of The Husband’s chips (since he ordered like everything vegetarian (quesadilla, chips & guac, bean and cheese burrito….that boy and his metabolism ~ if only I could have like 1/3 of it lol). Simply Filling + 6 WPA for the guacamole, cheese and my 4 chips.  or 9 points+

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Here are my stats for today:

  • Simple Filling (SF): 10 WPA (Weekly Points Allowance) used, 17 WPA remaining
  • 20 Daily Points+ 0 WPA used, 44 WPA remaining
  • Meatless March thought of the day: I LOVE Chipotle ~ that’s all!
  • 200 pushups down, 750 to go (with a makeup 100)
  • My FitBit Dashboard

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Night all!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Gail H. March 13, 2014 at 2:49 am

I have a vegetarian shepherd’s pie if you’re interested! Just let me know and I can post the recipe…it may be on my Pinterest also :)

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Catherine Beaudet March 13, 2014 at 5:09 am

Colcannon is vegetarian (potatoes and cabbage) or can be easily adapted to vegetarian. I know some recipes call for hamhocks or bacon, though I never use them. Sheppherd’s Pie is always adaptable. Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls using either soy crumbles or just straight up veggies. Soda bread is a must, as is Champ. I love this variation of the latter that uses Celeriac: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/333626/celeriac-champ (just go easy on the butter and use half and half or fat free creamer. Unsweetened condensed milk is also great.)

This is one site I go to when I want Irish, but no meat: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/specialoccasionrecipe1/tp/vegirish.htm

And then there’s a lovely Parsnip, potato and cheese gratin that I make into smaller portions to freeze for later. Those BBC cooks are some good ones: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1779/parsnip-potato-and-st-gall-cheese-gratin. I can never find the cheese anywhere so I use soy-cheese or low-fat cheese instead. If you find one with lots of flavour, this is awesome. Again, easy on the heavy cream, half and half, fat free creamer, or unsweetened condensed milk work very well.

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Jennifer Boland March 13, 2014 at 7:25 am

Hi Danica, We upgraded to the Force “fitbit” and it is now recalled. My husbands broke and mine is fine, so he was forced..(haha) to go back to the flex. He was bummed to not have the alarm and sleep modes on the old flex. He switched out this morning and it upgraded the software and he now has the alarm and sleep mode on his old flex. Wanted to let you know that. Both are great to have, so upgrade your software if you haven’t already:-) Thanks for your daily posts again, you are doing great and love the motivation!

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DanicasDaily March 16, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for letting me know. I tried the force but wasn’t much of a fan since it couldn’t get wet and was noticeably bigger.

Danica

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Alissa March 13, 2014 at 7:55 am

Shep’s pie made with lentils. I am planning to make a Guinness stew using fake steak chunks (Gardein brand) but lentils or beans also work well. Colcannon, too! YUM.

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Julie Farmer March 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

I am now hooked on your Egg Roll! I like a plate full of food, so I use two corn tortilla’s and two egg whites per tortilla and I divide a slice of 1 PointsPlus cheese over the two and call it all 4 PointsPlus! So happy I found you!

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DanicasDaily March 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Yum!

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Leah March 13, 2014 at 10:08 am

The circle eating will be very appropriate tomorrow.. Pie Day! My favorite holiday.

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Frani March 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Last year I took guacamole deviled eggs to a St Patty’s Day party and they were a big hit (you can always tell when you take home an empty plate).

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Hillary March 13, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Hey Danica,

As this is my 10th St. Patrick’s Day as a vegetarian, I make the same recipe every year. We make vegetarian reubens. We take tempeh and slice it about 1/4 inch slices, saute until they are a golden brown. Then take rye bread, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and french dressing and make a traditional reuben. I usually butter the outside of the bread and make a reuben panini or grilled reuben. It’s really good!

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Nancy March 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Danica,

Are you eating enough points? I don’t do simply filling but, I’m allowed 26 points per day. Are you supposed to eat under your daily points allotment?

Nancy

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DanicasDaily March 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Hi Nancy,

With Simply Filling you eat until satisfied and only track points+ for the foods you eat that are not Simply Filling. I do find that I naturally tend to eat less on Simply Filling especially vegetarian because the foods fill you up more. I’m also still fighting another cold so I think my appetite has been less.

Thanks for asking,

Danica

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Nancy March 13, 2014 at 3:37 pm

By the way, I’m asking because I see you ate 20 points. I’m assuming that you are supposed to eat 26 like me at least. Unless you are adding simply filling points to your daily point intake? I’m confucius!

Nancy

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Kim | Just For Clicks March 15, 2014 at 6:19 am

I’m just getting back on WW and looking so forward to being a regular reader ~~>> need all the help I can get :-). PS — I’m a huge fan of Chipotle bowls too.

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