Sunday, April 28, 2013

More Adventures in Healthy Eating - Do I have spinach in my teeth?

If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, you will remember the previous entry about cooking with and eating more garbanzo beansI still have a couple of containers in my freezer. 

As you may recall, I am trying to eat healthier as I age and introduce different meal ideas to the family.   


This time, my distraction is with baby spinach leaves.  I searched the 'net for healthy recipes.  I just didn't want one that required cooking or acquiring too many uncommon ingredients.  

One of the resident young people told me about an easy and healthy sandwich that requires bread (any whole wheat or multi-grain variety), red pepper hummus (contains chickpeas - yay!) and baby spinach leaves (organic and or washed).  How complicated can that get?  

Instructions and pictures:

Wash your hands.
Gather your ingredients onto a clean working surface.

Acquire a clean plate and butter knife.  
Spread the hummus onto two slices of bread. 

Apply a couple of layers of spinach leaves onto one slice.  
Stop. Go check on the cat who slipped out onto the balcony.

Whew.  He's okay.  Just enjoying the morning sun.  

Where was I?
Right... Close the sandwich.
 Cut into segments. 

I find that triangles look fancier than squares.
To each his own... 

Taste test.


You know how it goes from here.  

Yum, indeed!  This may become one of our regular, healthy lunch meals - especially in the summer when I do not want to cook.  

I do so enjoy cooking, checking and occasionally stirring a pot of soup, stew or pasta sauce.  I find cooking and the related preparation work to be therapeutic.  I also enjoy sharing the results with family and friends. 

In my novel, young Sera Fletcher is introduced to the smooth workings of the kitchen at the Red Hare Restaurant.  She soon forgets her loneliness and feels better as she immerses herself into the tasks. 
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1 comment:

  1. Healthy eating is top priority. For more ZING-Add a few drops of Virgin Olive Oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese to the salad greens. aloha