Friday Favourites #8: Salads and Overnight Oats

I have a confession to make…

After posting last night about getting enough sleep, I proceeded to stay up until 1:30 am working on a project :(. Definitely not ideal, but hey, sometimes life gets in the way, right?

Anyway, here are some (mostly) pretty food pics of my meals lately. They’re unintentionally mostly vegetarian, mainly because I haven’t been inspired to cook meat when it’s so hot out. Fortunately I’ve been able to integrate protein into my diet in a variety of ways, and I haven’t missed meat one bit!

Overnight Oats

Ever since my Chobani Experimentation on Monday, I’ve been addicted to the Greek yogurt and oats combo. There’s so many different ways to make it interesting and different, and lately Ive been loving the addition of frozen fruit to change up the flavours.

Until I ran out of frozen mango (which I go through in about a day), Mango overnight oats made a couple appearances for my morning meal.

IMG_3937Inspired by Apple Cinnamon Chobani Oats, I made myself Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats, and they were deeeelicious.

IMG_3923The past few mornings I’ve been enjoying Peach Overnight Oats. 

Image 13As I prepped my breakfast for tomorrow morning, I snapped some pictures of the 2-minute assembling process so that I could post a recipe soon. Overnight Oats for everyone! 😀

Salads

It’s been so warm out (and I’m not complaining), that I haven’t felt like heating up the apartment even more by cooking hot meals. I’ve also been trying to focus on eating more vegetables, and I find that salads are a great way for me to throw a bunch of veggies in a bowl and get a few servings in at once.

A kale, sweet potato, feta, and cranberry salad from Fuel did the trick for lunch earlier this week!

IMG_3932A base of spinach, topped with Greek yogurt, guacamole, chick peas, black beans, carrots, deli turkey, goat cheese, sriracha, and tortilla chips.

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More tortilla chips! This salad is awfully similar to the one pictured above, but without turkey, carrots or sriracha sauce.
ImageGreen salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and a whole wack of feta cheese. They piled it on high!

IMG_3936You tired of my similar salads yet? This one has a base of spinach, topped with cottage cheese, garlic hummus, carrots, black beans, pistachios, and deli turkey.

Image 6I ate this fresh salad outside on the porch while reading and relaxing in the sun.

Image 7Why be stuck inside on a gorgeous day like this?

Dinner from Thursday night: quinoa, sweet potato, carrots, kale, spinach, black beans, and chick peas.

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Yummers! Check out those colours 🙂

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Okay well minus several spoonfuls of cashew butter, a couple bananas, and some Goldfish crackers, that’s a fairly good recap of my latest eats. The following week should have some fairly vibrant, fresh, and (hopefully) delicious dishes, because I went grocery shopping today and bought vegetables! And I plan on getting a little more creative than the basic salad.

I see some green smoothies in the near future! 😀

Questions:

What’s one thing you’ve been loving lately? Any latest food faves?