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Save the Veggies!

by Meghann on March 16, 2009

When my parents were packing up from out BBQ picnic on Saturday my Dad was in the midst of throwing away the plate of burger topping veggies when I told him to STOP! There was perfectly good Avocado, Tomato and Onion on that plate I could easily incorporate in lunches this week.

I am not one to waste perfectly good food… especially when its fresh, yummy veggies. 🙂

I made a wonderful Avocado, Tomato, Onion & Honey Mustard Sandwich on my Pumpernickel Bread.


I toasted the bread the smashed the avocado on it with the other fillings. I also had a pickle on the side. It was delectable.

To go go with the sandwich I has a cup of Amy’s Low-Sodium Chunky Tomato Bisque with 1/2 a can of Chickpeas mixed in.


The chickpeas added a little protein to my meal and a nice chewiness to the soup.


Mid-morning I had a 1/4 cup of Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix as my snack.




Fellow blogger Kelsey sent me a moving e-mail today concerning her friend Monika and how her and her friends are showing their support.

Monika, an avid runner and athlete, recently discovered the chest pains she had been experiencing were actually being caused by a cyst pressing on her heart and lungs. With surgery scheduled in the near future, she will not be able to run for a while.

I don’t know about any of you, but the thought of not being able to run scares me and anyone of us could come face to face with the same fate. In the spirit of ‘living life’  Kelsey is collecting miles via her blog to show her love and support for Monika.

Her goal is to collect 181 miles in 2 weeks!

There is no money involved with this, just running to support a fellow runner who is unable to. So, click on the banner above to head over to Kelsey’s Blog for more details on collecting Miles for Monika. 🙂

1 Marissa March 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Great call saving the veggies!!

2 brandi March 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm

i hate seeing people waste food, too!

What a cool thing, that Miles for Monika – I’ll definitely check it out!

3 Mica March 16, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Whoa, I love your creativity with the veggie leftovers. That sandwich looks awesome!

4 elise March 16, 2009 at 1:02 pm

very “green” of you to save the veggies. also, congrats on the tri. and how fun that you had friends/fam there to support you. very sweet.

5 Trish (girlatgym) March 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Mmmm! Lunch looks good. And true – no reason to waste perfectly good veggies!

6 biz319 March 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Delicious lunch – sans the onions!

Thanks for the link – I’ll even try to send her some miles – and this is coming from a non-runner!

Happy Monday!

7 Bec March 16, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Your sandwich sounds delic!

8 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) March 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm

OMG that trail mix looks soooooo good – I wish they had those kind of nuts on because it would make killer granola – I have a $20 giveaway for it going on right now, btw (smooth plug, eh???).
Hope your week is off to a great start!

9 Melissa S. March 16, 2009 at 2:15 pm

i was waiting for those veggies to show up on your blog!

and love idea that kelsey has for her friend. totally on it!

10 Elina March 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

What a lovely idea and a moving message.
Good job saving those veggies. I hate wasting food too! 🙂

11 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Yay for saving veggies! And very sweet running project! I love that so many people are so ready and willing to give back to others. So sweet!

12 Run Saraaah March 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Thanks for the link – what a neat idea 🙂

13 Danielle March 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I’m a big fan of rescuing perfectly good food!
Your sandwich look so delicous I already planned a sandwich for dinner!

14 Caitlin March 16, 2009 at 2:45 pm

your sammie looks great..fabulous save!!!

15 Sharon March 16, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Oh my gosh, that sandwich is amazing!

16 VeggieGirl March 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm


17 Katie March 16, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Great idea to save the veggies! Thanks for sharing the info about Miles for Monika. I’m certainly going to be e-mailing Kelsey with mine starting today.

18 RuntoFinish March 16, 2009 at 3:23 pm

i can’t stand throwing away food, I’ll make anything work but you came up with a fantastic sandwich!!

19 ksgoodeats March 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Ah!! So glad you rescued the veggies! I love the looks of that sandwich 🙂

20 Erica March 16, 2009 at 7:10 pm

What a great idea about the miles for Monika- I sent in my 5 miles from today!

What a great looking sammy! Glad you saved the veggies from going to waste

21 Summer Slim March 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm

great idea with the chickpeas in your tomato soup!

22 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 16, 2009 at 9:59 pm

The sandwich looks good!

23 Sarah March 17, 2009 at 10:51 am

hahahaha, i think “save the veggies!” is my motto. everywhere i go, i end up intercepting produce just before it hits the garbage can!

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