Manic Mondays

It was a busy day at work today!  Good thing I had lots of snacks to get me through:

Oatmeal w/ strawberries & coconut, leftover meat-free chili, sugar-free chocolate pudding, string cheese, Special K tomato basil crackers, blueberries and strawberries.  The blueberries were so sweet!

For dinner tonight I decided to try Caitlin’s Santa Fe Casserole.  She listed it as her favorite casserole ever, so I thought it must be pretty good!  My favorite casserole ever is this recipe for Swiss Chicken Casserole.  So bad for you, but sooo good.  Anyway, back to the healthy recipe 🙂

Isn’t it pretty?  Red onion and garlic, mmm.

All the goodies mixed together.  I didn’t have any red beans so I used black beans instead.

All set to go in the oven.  Now, it only had to bake in the oven for 25 minutes.  But it wasn’t a quick meal – I had to cook the brown rice, saute the onion and garlic, and mix the other ingredients first.  The kitchen smelled good though!

Doesn’t it look tasty?  It was!  But I was expecting (and craving) something cheesy, and this was not super cheesy.  I added a slice of Laughing Cow swiss cheese.  I think just about every dish needs some LC.  My favorite thing about casseroles is that you’ve got leftovers for the rest of the week.  What’s your favorite casserole recipe?

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One response to “Manic Mondays

  1. Mmm – that looks very good! I don’t really have favorite casserole recipes. Most involve cheese, or cream or cream of mushroom soup – and Dad doesn’t care for those. So – we eat very little casserole food. I love Irene’s potato casserole – but it doesn’t belong on a healthy eating blog!

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