Towards the end of my last training cycle, I started getting pretty bored with my usual eats. I am a full-on creature of habit when it comes to food and I can go weeks or months on pretty much the same meals and snacks, but there comes a time when my diet needs an overhaul!
By the time race day arrived, I did not even want to look at steel cut oat or brussels sprouts.
After a post-marathon week(+) of celebratory indulgences, I was excited to get back on track with a healthy diet. I also knew that it was time to mix things up and try some new things in place of my standard fare.
Now that it’s BBQ (hehe) season, I treated myself to a new toy: a grill basket! I absolutely love grilled vegetables and I have no idea why I have not owned one previously.
It’s super quick & easy to chop up a ton of veggies in big chunks, toss with some olive oil and salt & pepper and throw them into the basket. I place it on the grill on low for about 20 minutes, shaking a few times and turning the entire basket over once or twice.
And voila, a big pile of delicious grilled vegetables – the perfect addition to any meal! I’m loving these and it’s been a delicious and easy way to mix things up.
The best part is that they taste even better (in my opinion) cold! I’ve been bringing leftovers on a bed of spinach for lunch, with a splash of vinaigrette and some chickpeas for added protein. De-lish!
I’m planning to make this Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad tomorrow! (thanks Kelly for the recommendation!)