What does an RD2Be eat?

What does an RD2Be eat?

Hi everyone!

Many of those who read my blog are also RD2Be, so these recipes might not be life-changing. That being said, I thought it would be fun for me to share what I'm eating every so often since I'm actually cooking now! I have an excess amount of time currently, so this series might end when the internship starts, but for right now operation meal planning is a go!

So what have I been eating? Well because it is heating up here in Michigan, I wanted cold food. How else am I supposed to enjoy my meal outside in my hammock? ;) I'm not experienced enough to create my own recipes, so I've been scouring the web for new and interesting things (that my boyfriend would probably sneer at, he isn't much of a foodie). I've included the recipes below, with a picture and credit from the website where I got it! 

How did I meal plan? Well I looked for recipes that sounded interesting, picked out three to try for three nights, and then shopped for all my ingredients. I made a list of all the ingredients I needed (excluding things I knew I had like salt) and then double checked to make sure I didn't buy any excess (I was low on lime juice, so I picked up more). I also wrote down how much I needed -- a handy thing when you are at the grocery store and thinking, "I wrote tomatoes... but how many tomatoes do I need?" Especially if that ingredient is going to be in more than one recipe. I also wrote down if anything required prep the night before in my planner so I wouldn't forget. Then I grocery shopped on a mission, sticking to my list and only my list; if you're like me, you might pick up things here and there (croissants anyone??) increasing your grocery bill and buying too much food you can't finish before expiration. Then every night I devoted time to making the food! Some recipes are more time-consuming, so they might not be the most useful for you, but hey, maybe you can find a shortcut!

Wednesday...

Thursday...

Recipe adapted from: http://invitadoinviernoeng.blogspot.com/2010/05/cherry-gazpacho.html

Recipe adapted from: http://invitadoinviernoeng.blogspot.com/2010/05/cherry-gazpacho.html

Friday (Today)...

Recipe courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds! Thanks for the great recipe, Lee!

Recipe courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds! Thanks for the great recipe, Lee!

That's what I've been eating! I didn't exactly account for the fact that I'm only feeding me, so I've got a lot of quinoa salad now, but that's alright--easy lunches! :) I also substituted fresh green peppers in the quinoa salad, and I think that last salad would be SO good with goat cheese (didn't have any on hand this time, because, you know, everyone usually has that on hand?). I also tripled the last recipe because blueberries and lemon are a summer staple, y'all

Questions? Recipe recommendations? Think one recipe sounds great? Leave a comment!

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