We had a breakfast speaker at work yesterday and I knew I probably wouldn’t be able to eat the food they brought so I came prepared.

I made chia seed pudding and the Sexy Low-Fat Vanilla Cupcakes topped with cherry preserves from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. To make it Engine 2 Diet friendly, I omitted the vegetable oil and just upped the amount of applesauce used. I used whole wheat flour too which made them a bit more muffin-like.

For lunch I made a quick chili and poured it over some rice pasta spirals.

The chili is 1/2 a bag of soy crumbles, a can of red beans with chili spices, a can of tomatoes with garlic and onions, and a can of water. It takes about 2 minutes to throw in a pot and then just heat it all through.

The people who ate the cupcakes loved them. There are other people at work who got suspicious at the sight of fruit instead of icing and accused me of trying to sneak healthiness into them. They were sure there were carrots or oats or at the very least flax seeds lurking in there.  They know I’m sneaky.