It may seem a little contradictory to have a salad followed by a cookie.
However in my mind I can eat the cookie because I was good and had a salad.
The salad I ate was one hugh jass salad.
One that could not be contained by a normal bowl I had to upgrade to a bowl that normally holds popcorn for movies.
In my salad was:
1 head of romaine chopped
1 C fresh spinach chopped
1 C fresh broccoli chopped
1 oz New York sharp cheese diced
1/2 C Fantastic World Foods taco filling
a splash of Italian dressing
3 Tbsp hemp hearts from Manitoba Harvest
I shared a portion of this goodness with Andrew (who commandeered my salad this weekend...seriously took the bowl from me and then consumed about 1/3 of what was in it).
The vegetables all came from my CSA share and the taco filling was a great find at Lowe's Foods.
Lowe's has a section that has reduced grocery items (often lots of organic items end up here...I guess people just aren't buying them but that turns out to be good for me) and can help making eating healthy food a little cheaper. You should check and see if your local grocer offers something like this.
After my consumption of veggies it was time for one of these:
I am sure you recognize these as the ever popular Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie.
What you wouldn't be able to tell is that they were veganized...WOOHOO!
I simply swapped the butter for Earth Balance and the eggs for flax eggs.
Simple changes equal healthier cookies.
After having been to Costco to pick up these
I will be able to make LOTS of cookies !!!
I hope you all are having a happy Tuesday.
It is unseasonably warm here in North Carolina, supposed to be 70 today. How is the weather in your neck of the woods?
In case you don't have it here is the Nestle Recipe:
2 1/4 C all purpose
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 C Earth Balance softened
3/4 C sugar
3/4 C brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp vanilla
2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp ground flax and 6 Tbsp water) *
2 C chocolate chips
*mix the flax and water and allow to sit and thicken
Combine everything and spoon out batter onto cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes per batch.