Hungry and lazy. It’s a problem.
Especially, when you are trying to eat healthy.
After trekking through the wind and cold on Abbey dog’s morning walk, I was about to throw in the towel for lunch by digging into some microwavable lasagna.
My fingers still numb from the cold, I pulled out the lasagna thinking about the hot melted cheese and sauce that awaited.
It would only take a 5 minute jaunt around the microwave turntable. No dishes, warm meal, fast…Ah, comfort food.
What I did next surprised myself, I put back the lasagna :O
Maybe I could find something a little more healthy, I found myself saying.
I looked around the fridge, while my internal child was crying about the lasagna that was just sentenced to the freezer again.
I decided to make a warm salad.
No one really likes to eat salads in winter,
But a hearty, warm and juicy salad…perhaps.
What I love about this salad: takes 5 minutes (as much as microwavable lasagna), uses 1 frying pan, nutrient dense, and has PROTEIN.
My warm salad has 4 simple ingredients:
1/2 package of Trader Joe’s Chicken-Less Strips
2 handfuls of plum tomatoes
3 cups of spinach or kale
Seasonings: garlic power, italian seasoning, salt, pepper
Optional: parmesan cheese for non-vegans 🙂
Directions are super simple, too:
- Put a tablespoon of olive oil into a frying pan.
- Put chicken-less strips into pan.
- Put halved plum tomatoes into pan.
- Cook for 3 minutes until chicken strips are browned and tomatoes are soft.
- Add a healthy dose of garlic powder, italian seasoning, pinch of salt and pepper.
- Stir in greens and turn off heat. Y U M.
Easy and healthy with little mess.
Not exactly lasagna, but it was still damn good.
Plus: you can still say you ate a salad today.