Best view ever while I made dinner last night:
Last night’s dinner had more vegetables in it than I ate throughout my entire pregnancy.
Pre-pregnancy I was REALLY good at eating vegetables all of the time. Pregnancy happened and the thought of them made me pass out. I really got out of the habit of eating them regularly and I feel like I am finally starting to actually crave them again like I used to. Good thing because it is just about time to start Brooke on veggies… this way we can eat them together.
There are a lot of ingredients in this recipe but it is all super easy/cheap stuff and it makes a ton!
2 tbs olive oil
3 carrots chopped
1 onion chopped
1 zucchini chopped
3 stalks celery chopped
3 garlic cloves minced
1 can kidney beans
1 can white beans
2 cans garbanzo beans
2 cups frozen green beans
1 can diced tomatoes (with sauce, next time I am adding 2-3 cans)
4 cans of chicken broth (14.5 ounces per can)
3 cups hot water
1.5 tsp dried oregano
1.5 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1.5 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp salt
1/2- 1 cup small pasta noodles
1 small bag of spinach
Saute the veggies in olive oil and garlic (4-5 minutes). Add the green beans, beans, tomatoes and seasonings and stir. Add the chicken broth and hot water. Let simmer for 25 minutes. Add noodles and let them cook for 8-10 minutes until the noodles are done. Add the spinach and serve!
Serve with garlic bread for ultimate happiness. THIS BREAD would be delicious with it too!
It is Bangs Friend’s BIRTHDAY TODAY!!! Feel free to wish her happy bday in the comments;)
NYC Running Mama sent me an email yesterday informing me of the best thing ever. I absolutely loved the movie Spirit of the Marathon (and have watched it approximately 1 million times) and now there is a Spirit of the Marathon 2 coming out this year. Running movies are better than normal movies.
Ever seen Spirit of the Marathon? What running movies have you seen?
Are you in the habit of eating a lot of vegetables? Do you naturally eat a lot of vegetables or do you have to remind yourself to eat them? Most common vegetable that you eat?
Favorite day of the weekend…. Saturday or Sunday?