Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meals For the Week...

This week is a bit crazy y'all. Yesterday I was off from working the weekend and it was absolutely amazing. I went for a walk, got breakfast with a friend, ran errands, went to barre, went grocery shopping, AND made a yummy dinner. The rest of the week consists of work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday then heading to the OBX for my friend Lauren's bachelorette weekend! I am so excited for a mini getaway from Richmond and hoping the weather will cooperate and allow at least a few walks on the beach! Friday night I will be heading back to Richmond to leave on Saturday morning for a little winery touring in Charlottesville! Talk about a jam packed week and weekend... this girl is going to be exhausted come Sunday.

Being that this week is a bit hectic I wanted to make sure I had a few meals planned for the week so I made two of my favorites, Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin and Quinoa with Roasted Veggies! You can find my spaghetti squash recipe here! It super easy and has definitely become a go to favorite.

This week I tried something new with my quinoa and cooked it using vegetable broth and added in some veggies. One of my favorite fellow bloggers, Ashley posted this simple but tasty recipe and I couldn't wait to give it a try.

Here is my version of Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

Vegetable broth
Brussel Spouts
Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil

Being by slicing the veggies and tossing them with olive oil, salt/pepper, and garlic.
Spread vegetables on lined cookie sheet and cook at 400 for 20-30 minutes.
While your veggies are cooking, bring vegetable broth to a boil and add quinoa. Allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
Once veggies are done, combine with quinoa and enjoy!

Both of these recipes will be great to reheat during the week, not to mention their both tasty and healthy!

What are a few of your go to meals for the week?


Arielle said...

That looks yummy! I will have to make this! :)

Elise Houston said...

i am a quinoa fan...and that looks AMAZING! yum!

{cheers y'all}

Ally {Life as I know it} said...

I've been dying to try Ashley's recipe too! I love that you added Brussels sprouts!

Ashley said...

Yours looks SO good! I want to add brussel sprouts next time. How have I never thought to add them before?! Thanks for the love :)