Every time I watch the Food Network show “Chopped” I get inspired to go through the fridge and re-imagine all the ingredients. However, my fridge never really has that many things to re-imagine! So instead of trying to make a new wonderful creation every night that will end up a hot mess, when I cook I follow these self-made guidelines:
- Must be easy, aka cannot dirty 8 bowls, need 40 ingredients, and require 3 hours to make.
- Must be healthy, when I ask my husband what he wants for dinner, he usually says “something healthy.” Don’t get me wrong, I still make unhealthy, drowning in cheesy goodness meals, but for the most part I try cooking with fresh veggies and low fat options.
- Must be tasty.
So, today when I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner and he told me, “something healthy,” I realized my plan for pizza would have to wait until tomorrow night. Instead of pizza, I grabbed some mushrooms, onions, tofu and broccoli from the fridge, mixed them with some low sodium soy sauce and grilled them on our little indoor “griddler.” I through some romaine lettuce on a plate to complete a pretty yummy, healthy, and very quick meal.
I also made some yummy “healthy” chocolate cupcakes from a recipe I found on canyoustayfordinner.com