What I Ate This Week | Easy meals are the best meals.

By Kiersten | Last Updated: March 25, 2014

Meatloaf and Cauliflower

Okay, maybe easy meals aren’t the best meals. Clearly the best meals are the ones that are lit on fire right before serving. (Note to self: start making more recipes involving live flames.) But! When you’re super busy, easy meals are pretty good, so it’s been easy meals for us all week long.

Here’s what I ate this week:

Roasted Purple Sweet Potatoes
Caribbean Tofu + Miso Green Beans + Roasted Purple Potatoes // I was all excited when I spotted these purple potatoes at the Asian market, but then I got the sads when I found out they were white inside. Boring! But they were really good–they seemed slightly less sweet than regular sweet potatoes and a little firmer too. The green beans were frozen haricot verts from Trader Joe’s that I tossed with a little bit of miso and rice wine vinegar. So easy!

Pasta with Veggie Meatballs, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Onion
Pasta with Veggies and Meatless Meatballs // This picture is the first one I took with my new umbrella light, so pardon the wonkiness. Anyway! When I make pasta with jarred sauce, I always add more veggies than pasta. It’s more filling this way. This time, I used zucchini, onion, and baby bella mushrooms that I sauteed in a little bit of olive oil.

SNACKS! // The past two weeks, I wrote a lot about the fruit I was snacking on, but since that hasn’t changed (it’s still a steady rotation of apples, concord grapes, kiwis, and pomegranates), I thought I’d give a shout-out to some of my favorite packaged snacks this week. The Kind bars were from the fabulous Conscious Box that I received to review on Dealectica (read my review here!). Oh, and yes, I do eat toddler food. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it, yo.

Vegetarian Meatloaf & Cauliflower with Cheddar
Vegetarian Meatloaf + Roasted Cauliflower with Cheddar // I just posted about the meatloaf, so I won’t add anything else about that. The cauliflower recipe is from Everyday Food. Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as Martha’s, but I loved this recipe because it’s just cheese on top, not some crazy fatty fat sauce–just cheese. Just cheese!

Chipotle-Potato Soup with Frizzled Leeks
Chipotle-Potato Soup with Frizzled Leeks + Sweet Potato Molasses Rolls // The soup is from Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker. This is my favorite cookbook–we’ve made lots of recipes from here and there hasn’t been a disappointment yet.

What are your favorite go-to quick & easy dinners? Do you find yourself using your slow cooker more now that it’s fall?

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Kiersten is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies.

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