Sunday, February 20, 2011

Day 1: Starbucks with Soy Milk and Veggie Stock

Today went off without a hitch.  Even with my wonderful boyfriend talking about bacon first thing this morning....he's a shit. 

Breakfast/Lunch:  Steel cut oats with gold raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and brown sugar and a Monster (energy drink that was surprisingly on the PETA approved vegan list)  No biggie here, this is my usual "work" breakfast

Snack 1: 6 pack of Oreos (also a surprise on PETA's list)

Snack 2: Olive Chips and a Soy Mocha Latte from Starbucks which was actually quite good, but had more fat in it than my usual nonfat mocha.  You win some, you lose some!  This chips are super good as well, the plan was to eat them with hummus, but I was way to hungry after grocery shopping to even get the hummus out of the fridge.

Dinner: Home made minestrone soup and light chocolate soy milk
Soup Recipe:
3 T Olive Oil
1 Onion (diced)
2 Carrots (thinly sliced)
2 Stalks Celery (thinly sliced)
1 Zucchini (quartered and sliced)
1 Cup Green Beans (1 inch pieces)
1 Quart Veggie Stock
2-14.5oz Cans Diced Tomatoes
1-14.5oz Can Tomato Sauce
Thyme, Parsley, Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper to your personal taste
1-15oz Can Cannellini Beans (with liquid)
2 Cups Veggie Shell Pasta

Combine olive oil and veggies in soup pot, stir, cover and heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in stock tomatoes, beans and seasoning. Reduce heat, cover and cook for an additional 20 minutes.  Add uncooked pasta and simmer 10-15 minutes longer. 

The soup was pretty good, but I'm not going to lie it would be really awesome with a handful of grated parm cheese on top.  ;  )