Day three and four were pretty uneventful. Since we were busy running around and attending events, we ate leftovers on Wednesday and ordered a pizza on Thursday. Nothing too exciting. However, I did notice a few things during this challenge.
1. I don’t feel as hungry as I thought.
2. I didn’t lose any weight.
3. Cheese is somehow incorporated in to every meal.
Overall my vegetarian experience has been positive. Next week my husband wants to try the Paleo diet. I tried it once before and liked it, plus I’m up for another food challenge. This time I won’t cheat two days in.
On Friday (day 5) we had time to make dinner and decided on stuffed red peppers. Here’s the run down. Wash two large red peppers, cut off the top and remove the seeds, drizzle with some olive oil and pop in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 375-400 degrees. While the peppers are cooking, bring two-three cups of chicken broth to a boil, add in one-two cups of quinoa and cook for 10-12 minutes as well. Chop up what ever vegetables you have in the refrigerator – I used zucchini, red onions and green onions. Once the quinoa is cooked and cooled, throw in the chopped veggies, add you favorite cheese (see cheese is everywhere) mix and stuff in to the red peppers. Layer more cheese on top and pop back in to the oven until warm and toasty. I use the cheese as my timer – once it’s melted, it’s time to remove.
For a side, I chopped up some red potatoes, coated them in oil, salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper and put them in the oven, which was set at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Instant french fries!
Tonight we will be making Cauliflower Pizza. It’s delicious, but a pain to make since you have to use a blender. I’ll post the recipe tomorrow.
Enjoy your weekend! xoxo