Friday, September 21, 2012

sick of spinach.

so here's the thing.

i'm getting really sick of spinach. i keep eating it because i know it's "good for me" (blah blah blah, whatever. so is frosting, right?) and trying to mix it into things so i can't taste it so much...but i obviously know it's still there. so i'm trying new things...

1. lavash chicken quesadillas.

trader joe's whole wheat lavash bread is so freaking tasty, i can't handle it. i love the texture and subtle flavor. top it with some of tj's chunky guacamole (made with greek yogurt for less fat and calories!), a tablespoon of cheddar, a handful of spinach and balsamic baked chicken for one of the easiest, yummiest meals ever.

2. kale crisps.

it would be wrong to call these kale chips because let's face it, most of the pieces of kale that come in the tj's bag are about the size of my fingernail when roasted. perfect for a salad, not so perfect for "chips." in any case, i spray these bad boys with some pam olive oil and sprinkle some garlic salt, pop 'em in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, and then shovel them in my mouth. you should, too.

3. coconut panko shrimp.

straight up - you need to go make these. for 8 tiny shrimp, the whole thing takes about 2 minutes to prepare and 12 minutes to bake. adapted from gina's recipe at skinnytaste, i basically took one egg, a few tablespoons of panko flakes, a few of shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes, and some whole wheat flour and prepared these like little chicken cutlets...but with shrimp! bake them on a lightly oiled baking sheet at 350 degrees for 12 minutes (or until coconut starts to brown) and there you have it. WINNER. put them on top of a spinach salad + cucumber because it's healthy...

4. cinnamon raisin grilled cheese.

y'all know i can't live without my ezekiel sprouted grain cinnamon raison bread. toast up a couple slices and put a few thinly sliced pieces of sharp cheddar in between and you'll experience a party in your mouth. if you like having something sweet with every meal like me, you need to make this as soon as humanly possible. this bread is heaven alone, but with cheese? just stop.

so there you have it, that's what i've been eating, amongst lots and lots of other things. happy friday everyone, and have a lovely weekend!

xo jordan

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