I've been in an everything is unhealthy. It's all gonna kill us. Why even bother? kind of mood lately. But, you know that mood can only last as long as I'm staring blankly into the abyss of fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. So in an effort to turn my bad food mood around I enlisted a little help from my friends/Pinterest.
Before I lay out some suggestions, I have to air my pickiness... I'm allergic to most berries and basically all melons and as if that weren't enough, eggs make me extremely nauseated (oddly I can eat them in desserts.) To add even more stipulations, I really don't love to eat meat. Sometimes it really wigs me out. Not all the time, but some times. So you can imagine my dilemma when it comes to grocery shopping. Unfortunately, one cannot solely live off of coffee and Reece's peanut butter cups. I've tried.
One recipe that has been a real hit for me lately is what I'm calling Hot Pesto Salad. It's so easy!
All you do is:
- Sauté a mixture of spinach and arugula with a tablespoon or so of pesto, as many cherry tomatoes as you like and a sprinkle of mozzarella on top. Continue stirring until all the spinach/arugula is cooked to your desired wiltedness? Who knows if that's the right word. I'm no cook. BUT, I LOVE this Hot Pesto Salad! Pairs amazing with salmon!
Did you know that spinach/arugula shrinks immensely? I can basically eat a whole bag of salad this way... and only this way haha
My friend Samantha had oodles of ideas and I'm very excited to try the pesto spaghetti squash recipe she suggested! I always use spaghetti sauce with spaghetti squash, but I love me some pesto so I'm sure I'll love it.
I tried the cilantro lime dressing, but I think I accidentally used sweetened coconut milk... #fail
So it was a little off tasting. I'll have to try again. I also added a jalapeno because I like spicy. I'll let you know if I can actually get the ingredients correct next time haha
All recipes are linked, just click on the photo and it will take you to the full recipe!
Do you guys have any go to recipes? Please share them with me!