My kids are used to my cooking habits. Lots of lean protein, leafy, dark greens, vegetables, whole wheat grains, and healthy fats.
For dinner tonight, we’re changing up a traditional Sunday night pasta fest. My girls aren’t huge fans of pasta sauce so I improvise with tomatoes and sweet onions sautéed with lean ground turkey, spinach leaves, and baby food. What? Baby food? Yes, I use it all the time! For pastas you can use any vegetables without altering the flavor. I use Organic Garden Veggie or Carrots, Peas, Green beans. Baby food adds a highly nutrient dense serving of vegetables so you are maximizing your meal and still enjoying your favorite dishes.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Summer time brings rising temperatures, seasonal fruits and veggies, and lots of outdoor time leaving time spent in the kitchen a last priority! My absolute favorite (and easy) summer salad includes some seasonal berries, nuts, and an awesome poppy seed dressing! I have had one every night this week!
Summer Berry Nut Salad
4 cups spinach
Fat-Free Poppy Seed Dressing to Taste
1 cup Chopped berries (blue berries, strawberries, blackberries)
3/4 cup Fresh diced pineapple
1/4 cup Feta Cheese
Two grilled chicken breast, cubed
1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts
Combine all ingredients and toss