I must admit, there are some things I miss about New York and its plethora of food stores, which make living healthy a lot easier and more accessible.
…like raw crack. Addicted at first bite.
Fine & Raw chocolate. The light brown one is the best.
Organic, cold-pressed green juice and the occasional shot of ginger.
Sigh. A girl can dream.
But back to reality. Tonight I wanted more of the same—fresh salad followed by some sort of cooked vegetable on bread.
I consider this my go-to meal. It’s cheap, easy, has lots of variations and a consistent way to stay on track with eating healthy and not having to worry about portion control/calories/all that other stuff we shouldn’t have to think about if eating right.
No proper recipes here, just a step-by-step visual guide to getting a spinach tomato salad with black olives…
…and a zucchini tower:
The salad has only a handful of ingredients for 1 serving:
– spinach (rinsed and stemmed)
– 1/2 tomato (chopped)
– handful of olives
– juice of half a lemon
– 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
– salt & pepper
Now for the zucchini tower, all you need is:
– 1 zucchini (sliced horizontally into small disks)
– 1 tbsp oil
– 1/2 white onion (chopped)
– 1 carrot (chopped)
– salt & pepper
Put all that savory goodness atop your favorite bread (I used a sunflower seed bread that I grew to love when living in Germany ) and salad greens. Add a dollop of mustard or ketchup or any condiment of your liking and this tower just can’t lose.
Yummy! It’s light but filling enough to warrant a meal, but the bread is definitely necessary, otherwise the zucchini serves as a good side.