I am just not good at cooking when Ryan is gone. It's so easy to just have cheese and crackers for dinner.....instead of a nutritious meal. When a man lives in the house - there are expectations to eat real meals containing grains, meat, & vegetables. So it's kind of exciting and liberating to say, "I'm going to have cereal and nutella for dinner!"
But this is something I'm working on. I took Monday & Tuesday off this week to recover from the marathon. Therefore, spent my Tuesday making quinoa, butternut squash, and chicken breasts to prep my meals for the work week ahead!
But my favorite staple I'm sharing is my favorite Kale Salad ever! My friend Kristin introduced this to me, and it's now my favorite. So fresh and delicious! And insanely easy. It's a great base, too.....
- 4 cups organic kale, chopped, ribs removed
- 3-4 tbsp. EVOO
- juice of 2 lemons
- 2 cloves garlic
- S & P to taste
- hot red pepper flakes to taste
- grated parmesan cheese to taste
- Whisk lemon juice, EVOO, garlic, S & P, and crushed red pepper.
- Pour over kale, and toss. Let set for about least 5 min prior to serving
Do you like kale? What's your favorite way to eat it? I love how versatile it is, and hardy it is. It can be tossed in a soup - and hold up resiliency!