My MM: Greta’s Meatless Menu
Meet Greta, and her fabulous meatless menu. She’s trying to cut out dairy, but has an (understandably) hard time parting with cheese. In my experience adding a drizzle of olive oil with some nutritional yeast can really curb the craving. Anyone else have tips for quitting cheese?
Location: metro-Detroit, MI
Dietary Leanings: Omnivore, and trying to eliminate dairy due to a sensitive stomach (tough for this cheese lover!). Heavy on the fruits & vegetables. I go through vegan phases regularly, and tend to favor fish/seafood when I’m eating animal products.
Fave vegetable: Gimme greens! Collard and kale make regular appearances around my house.
For breakfast it was…
A bowl of oatmeal, chopped apple, cinnamon, almond milk, and roasted pecans. It’s loosely based on Alicia Silverstone’s Kind Diet oatmeal, and I love it! To drink, I switch back & forth between coffee and tea depending on my mood, and this morning was Chocolate Puerh by Numi Tea. Mid-morning, I had another cup of tea (Trader Joe’s Organic Mint Melange), with a grapefruit.
We ordered out from the office – there is a fantastic Lebanese restaurant around the corner, so a couple girls and I split an order of baba ghanouj dip, falafel, and fattoush salad, with plenty of pita bread. I also had a cup of vegetable soup on the side. I like to finish lunch with something sweet, so I had a piece of dark chocolate.
(My afternoon snack was chopped celery sticks and grape tomatoes, with guacamole and a bit of leftover pita.)
For dinner I had…
Roasted vegetables, including potatoes, onion, carrots, green beans, and cauliflower. I also sauteed some collard and mustard greens with olive oil, garlic, and spices, and served everything with orzo. Then, because I couldn’t resist, I sprinkled some soft goat cheese on top (going dairy free is a process!).
Then a little dessert of…
A handful of chocolate chips and almonds