I have a horrible confession to make . . . I somehow managed to make it through all of last week with NO fresh fruit in my house, and only some lonely carrots and celery for fresh veggie options. "Blech" seems to go without saying.
I went grocery shopping today after church, and decided to pick up a bunch of veggies, fruits, greens, simple proteins, and some pita and sandwich bread, and now have an easy week of salads, sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, and other simple foods ahead of me. The weather is warming up, my allergies are making me really tired and I don't feel much like cooking these days, and I don't want to continue to rely on purchasing my lunch in the cafeteria at work.
After about an hour of slicing and dicing, I had salad veggies and a couple of fruits prepped up and ready for eating:
LEFT (top to bottom): zucchini, fennel, cucumber, radishes
MIDDLE (top to bottom, despite the opague containers: mushrooms, shredded carrot, cherry tomatoes
RIGHT (top to bottom): strawberries, fresh pineapple
I also picked up a few portobello mushroom caps, cleaned and marinated them, and baked them off at 425 until juicy and delicious. Portobello mushroom and provolone sandwich on wholegrain bread:
Segue . . .
Oh, to be a cat: