Tuesday, April 26, 2011

and the clock begins to tick...

What happens when you realize you have a fridge full of delicious fresh foods AKA foods that go bad quickly? Dinner. I made the following salad and  ended up having to throw more than half  in a container so that I could finish it on the way to work. It was that huge! The mix...

Cleaning Out the Fridge Salad
  • Base: Organic baby spinach
  • Veggies: scallions, white corn, raw broccoli slaw
  • Fruit: mango, strawberries,
  • Carbs: 1/4 cup wheatberries
  • Protein: black beans, 1 T roasted sunflower seeds, 1 T roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds), bleu cheese
  • Dressing: Kosher salt, cider vinegar, EVOO, and agave nectar

I know it looks like the fridge exploded on my salad, but it was actually pretty good! And a perfect vegetarian complement to my three nights of burgers at work!

I still have a ton of baby spinach, so tonight I figured it was time to saute a bunch of it. This is the  best part of baby spinach- just when you get sick of it you can cook it all down and make something totally different. So tonight it was baby spinach sauteed in garlic and EVOO cooking spray, 1/4 cup wheat berries, roasted organic yellow beets, blue cheese, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Had 1/2 an avocado on the side and packed kiwi, pineapple, and mango for dessert.

It was really good!

Tip: To roast beets, just remove greens, rub with small amount of EVOO, and wrap in foil. Bake for about 1 hour at 375 or until fork tender. Skin peels off with fingers or peeler very easily once cooled. So easy! 

Off to work-- 3/3 and then a bunch of days off :)

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