So after returning from Philly and sleeping for almost 12 hours, I went to church and then to the grocery store to pick up a few things. Since I had spent $23 at Whole Foods on Tuesday, I had $27 left to spend for my $50 budget. I wanted to pick up some things for dinner last night as well as a few lunches, and ended up spending just under $29, or $2 over budget. I’m OK with that. 🙂
For $29, I got:
- 3 bananas
- Silk Light Vanilla Soy Milk
- Frank’s Red Hot
- Wheat Sub Rolls (pack of 4)
- Chopped Walnuts
- 2 Parsnips
- 1 yellow squash
- 1 zucchini
- 1 red onion
- green bell pepper
- 1 avocado
- Fresh Express Salad Mix
- 1 pound of fresh head-on shrimp (on sale for 5.99 a pound instead of 12.99!!)
- Reduced Fat Provolone Cheese
Not too shabby! Any guesses on what was for dinner?
Grilled Veggie Hoagies with Parsnip and Carrot Fries!
First, I took the parnsips.
Chopped them into fry shapes.
Then added a few carrots for good measure.
I tossed them in 1 tbsp olive oil and then a generous sprinkling of sea salt, and placed them in the 400º preheated oven on a greased baking sheet for 35 minutes, turning once until they were brown and crispy.
While those were baking, I grilled up the veggies on my grill pan, starting with the onions and peppers.
The peppers were finished so I swapped them out with the squash…
Until all the veggies were done grilling.
I took one of the sub rolls and put down a layer of sprouts and then loaded it up with the grilled veggies…
Then topped it with one slice of cheese and threw it back in the oven for a minute or two until the cheese got melty. Topped with a few banana peppers and paired with the fries… it made a perfect Sunday night dinner.
The sub was loaded with veggies, so it was pretty healthy even though you don’t typically think of a sub as being so…
And it tasted incredible. The fries were perfect, too. The leftovers for lunch today were just as good… I don’t know why I don’t grill veggies more on that thing – they get so sweet and flavorful when grilled!
So one “funny” thing is that I have to take steroids for 5 days (and benadryl and allergy meds) to make sure the allergic reaction that landed me in the hospital Saturday has totally subsided. The doctor told me I can expect to gain 5 pounds of water weight (joy), as well as experienced “an enhanced personality” while on the steroids. I asked what that meant, and he whispered I may get bitchy for the next 5 days. I’m a little bitchy as it is so bear with me… 🙂
What is your favorite kind of fry? I have a hard time descriminating because fries are one of my favorite things, but I loooooove sweet potato fries and curly fries pretty equally. 🙂