This Just In: I Love Veggies

I’m not a vegetarian, and I never really thought I could be one. But lately, I’ve been ALL UP ON THE VEGGIES. Trying new ones, opening my mind to things I’d tried once a long time ago. Like now? I’m going through a major guacamole phase. And I’m getting there with hummus, though I still don’t think I see what all the fuss is about.

This week, I made two killer veggie centered meals I’d like to share with you. I can in no way claim to have invented these, but I do feel like a genius to have figured it out. I think it’s like “reinventing the veggie wheel.”

Veggie Pita
Ingredients (Mostly from the salad bar at work, but could be easily cobbled together from home/store/etc)

A bunch of veggies. I used red peppers, onions (also SO INTO onions! Odd.), artichokes
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Hummus (leftover from lunch out the day before.)
Pita

I slathered the pita with hummus and stuffed all the veggies in that I could. It was messy and delicious, and I couldn’t believe how filling!

Veggie Wrap
Ingredients:
1 yellow squash
1 zucchini
1 onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
a bunch of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 red pepper
Fresh Mozzarella
Olive oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Burrito wraps

Chop all the veggies and combine in a bowl. Sprinkle with olive oil and whatever seasonings you want. I was very loosey goosey here – some Oregano, Basil…salt I think? Heat up a skillet with some more oil and dump it all in. Add a splash of basalmic (a little goes a long way). Cook until they’re at your desired firmness, and add chunks of fresh mozzarella at the last minute, allowing them to just barely melt. Eat it in a wrap.

The veggie mix I made produced about 4 wraps worth, and you could totally just eat it as a side dish. And with different veggies, depending on what you have on hand.

Truth? I think I’m trying new things because of Margo. She’s really impressing me lately with her willingness to try new stuff and I can’t really say chicken-or-egg who’s inspiring who to try more stuff and be healthier! So, there’s a little unintended health benefit of our toddler eating habits, I suppose.

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