Sunday, April 11, 2010

"I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats my spinach!"

I put this salad together today, I kind of drew from different sources to create it. I really love the combination of flavors. Enjoy! I'll call it...

"Alana is Eating Spinach!" Salad
(aptly named because eating spinach is a new thing for me)

Baby Spinach Leaves

Sliced Strawberries

Toasted Almonds

Sliced Cucumbers (I prefer peeled)

Brianna's Blushed Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

This dressing is sooooooo delicious!!

Well, that is basically it, I hope you enjoy it. Of course, you could add some diced chicken to it and that would make a wonderful and healthy lunch or meal!

I loved all your recipes for vegetables in the my last post, how about sharing some of your favorite salad recipes with me as well? Especially ones that include spinach as I am trying to fit more of this into my diet!

Thanks, friends!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Eat Your Veggies!

I have never been a fan of vegetables. Ask my Mom. As a kid, the extent of my vegetable repertoire was green beans, corn, and potatoes (provided you count those last two as actual vegetables). I have broadened my horizon a bit as an adult, but want to do better. It's just...well....they don't taste very good! This is where you come in. Will you share your favorite vegetables with me and how you prepare them? In turn, I will share my favorite vegetable recipe with you. This one is super healthy and soooooo good!

Crisp Green Beans with Lemon
(I made that title up...pretty catchy, huh?)

Fresh Green Beans
Olive Oil

Snap the ends off the green beans (or buy the ones in the packaged that are already snapped....but only use fresh ones)! Boil the beans until they are crisp tender. Drain water, add fresh lemon juice (start with 1/2 a lemon and add more to taste), drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Adjust all ingredients to taste. Start with smaller amounts and add more as needed. These are simply delicious. Try them!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


understanding grace
years of wasted energy
rest in You at last