* For breakfast:
- Old fashioned oats (oatmeal)
- Top with oats and almonds
- Fresh blueberries
- Half banana
- Dash of cinnamon powder
- Chia seeds
- Splash of almond milk
Oops, I had to use Tupperware. All our bowls and plates were in the dishwasher. :p
* For lunch:
- Romaine lettuce
- Sweet red apples
- Roasted pecans
- Italian dressing
* For dinner: my version of Spicy Thai Noodles
- 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
- 1/8 cup sesame oil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- whole grain thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta (your choice of any pasta)
- green peppers, chopped
- green onions, chopped
- pine nuts, chopped
- sesame seeds
- cilantro, chopped (I used dried cilantro but fresh cilantro is better! 🙂 )
1.) Combine 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper, 1/8 cup of sesame oil and, 1/4 cup of olive oil. Cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Adjust your red peppers according to your taste. 2 tablespoons of red peppers will be really spicy (my husband and I like it spicy!). So, if you’re not tough enough, you can use 1 tablespoon or less. Your choice too if you want to omit olive oil and use pure sesame oil instead.
2.) After heating, strain out peppers reserving oil.
3.) Add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 3 tablespoons of maple syrup to the reserved oil
4.) Boil your pasta according to package directions. I only used half of the 13.5 oz. package of pasta (serves 2 adults with a little left over for my lunch the next day 🙂 ). We used Barilla whole grain thin spaghetti.
I found this idea on Pinterest that if you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it prevents water from boiling over. It worked for me! 🙂
5.) While pasta is cooking, stir fry chopped green peppers, green onions, pine nuts, sesame seeds and cilantro in a pan until the pine nuts and sesame seeds are toasted.
5.) After pasta has cooked, drain the pasta and put it in a large dish or bowl. Pour oil mixture on noodles, toss until noodles are well coated.
Do not drain the excess oil mixture. Noodles will be served on a separate plate, anyway.
6.) Serve noodles in a separate plate and sprinkle with the chopped ingredients on top.
I ate it with my left over salad (from lunch) on the side.
Yes, that’s our snowflake plate. It’s August and I miss snowboarding season already. :p
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think. You can add chicken or shrimp (like how they serve in Thai Restaurants) but for the sake of Meatless Mondays, I had to pass on those. Maybe next time. 🙂