Anybody do a home work out after this afternoon’s post? I love how many people responded to the idea of free, accessible exercise. ‘Tis the season, right?
Ever since Zach and I have lived together, we have a few “garbage meals.” A garbage meal is really any meal that you can throw left over produce, or really ANY food into a bowl or plate. Some of our favorite ways to do garbage meals include:
- egg dishes
Tonight garbage meal turned out GREAT! A meal of left over produce and grain!
Warm Winter Roasted Salad with Quinoa
- 1 head of broccoli
- A dozen or so baby carrots + 2 medium yellow carrots
- 1 green pepper
- mixed greens (we used romaine, rainbow chard and spinach that we had left over)
- 1/2 cup of quinoa (dry)
- 4 mini heirloom tomatoes
- leftover 1/2 steamed beet
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- your desired dressing
- Preheat oven to 350
- Cut up the veggies
- Put veggies in oven (roast for 30-45 minuts total)
- Prepare the quinoa (1:2 ratio. 1/2 cup quinoa, 1 cup water. Put on high until boil, then lower heat to a simmer until no excess water. About 12-15 minutes)
- Clean, and cut your greens. Put desired amount into bowl
- Dress with a squeeze of lemon juice, squeeze of sriracha, and salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the greens and set to the side
- When the veggies are done, let cool for a minute.
- Add quinoa directly on top of the greens
- Add the roasted veggies on top of the mixture
- Dress as desired and mix.
The great thing about garbage meals is they really can be whatever you have available. Because if you have it, it’s likely you enjoy it, right?
Delish and nutrish. Just like I like it 🙂
Question of the night: Do you do any “garbage meals?”