My friend Pat called mid-morning and said she was bringing lunch over. She arrived with all manner of "green, raw stuff". I am not quite as adventurous with food as she is, but I do like a lot of what she likes. After determining there was no "seaweed" in any of the dishes, I relaxed and set the table.
We gobbled up the spinach dip with crudités, not much left to take photos of. Here's what we had.
This is golden beets, spiral sliced into noodles, with arugula pesto, with pine nuts. Hubby came by and asked us why we were eating worms! This was very delicious. There were a few veggies left from the spinach dip, carrots, red peppers, cauliflower, pea pods.
This is arugula salad, with red onions, sundried tomatoes, sunflower sprouts and toasted buckwheat sprouts. The dressing was tart and delicious, it had honey, cashews, and citrus juice.
There was also a loaf of sourdough bread which we toasted. So everything we ate except the bread was "Raw". We were feeling very virtuous after eating this delicious and nutritious lunch, but we weren't finished yet.
I had been hearing about the new Dreyer's fruit with veggie bars, so bought some so we could try them out. Besides Apple, these have kale, spinach, mango, pineapple, kiwi, and pumpkin. Well..... about the only thing I can say is they were cold and refreshing. But not something I would try again. So my friend will have to eat them when she is over. I talked Hubby into trying a bite, and he kind of turned his nose up. He likes the plain old Raspberry ones, and my favorite ones are the Coconut Water with Pineapple. I may try some of the other veggie varieties, but then again I may not. They did have a carrot/tangerine one that sounded like it might be good. I wonder what the theory behind these treats is...for Mothers to get veggies into their kids in yet another way except real veggies? I can't imagine most kids liking these as they aren't very sweet.
I do believe we got our recommended daily allowance of vegetables, not only for today, but tomorrow as well.