Monday, December 21, 2009

In Desperate Need of Some Greens

Somehow it’s no problem for me to eat mainly fruits & veggies during the summer months. However, lately there have been quite a few days when I felt like I didn’t get enough greens, even with the tall glass of veggie/fruit juice we usually drink first thing in the morning.


I picked up a big container of organic spinach and decided that it was time for a huge spinach salad for lunch.



To make the dressing I sautéed an onion and some mushrooms and seasoned them with salt & pepper.



Once the onions and mushrooms were slightly soft, I added some balsamic vinegar and let everything cook for a minute. Then I poured the mixture over the spinach and added some Parmesan cheese.


I topped the salad with an egg.



I had a few more helpings of the salad; I was really craving some greens…


Question: What have you been craving lately?


Be well,

Andrea

27 comments:

  1. Me too! Going to cook some Brussel sprouts for the dinner!

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  2. SMOOTHIES...

    GREEN SMOOTHIES...it's the only thing that KILLS my sugar cravings .

    I have been SOOOO tired that staying prepared and getting the right shopping done so I have the ing to make them is tough...plus, than, making it.

    but YES GREENS...leafy or not!

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  3. Haha, I just posted on my blog about my craving. Check it out. too funny you are craving things too. I think I need mroe greens though! I agree summer is easy, winter can be more tough.

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  4. I'm craving some veggies too! I've been eating so much more junk than usual lately. I'm definitely needing some cleansing. Agreed, I eat soo many more vegetables during the summer.

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  5. I was just talking to Nick last night about how I have not been getting enough vegetables in my diet lately. I have been getting plenty of greens though, mainly kale. I love poached eggs, but I've been really craving SLAT lately, and have been eating a bunch of my Tarro chips...can't stop!

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  6. I've been craving kale - can't get enough!

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  7. Yum!! Just avocados - all day long every day. So weird!

    I fixed the video link - sorry about that! :)

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  8. This sounds strange, but I am just loving lemon tea right now for a beverage. It's so warm. For food? Probably fruit, especially oranges.

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  9. I love the dressing you made for the spinach. SO simple, but I bet tasty.

    I definitely feel like I've been lacking in the produce area of my eating. My body has been craving it, though!

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  10. Lately I've been craving chicharones and steamed buns. Don't ask me why, I just do. But I've been good at resisting and been eating plenty of veggies and fruits.

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  11. The salad sounds good and just what I need! :)

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  12. I've been craving greens as well. It always good to be reminded of how easy it is to incorporate into meals. This looks like a great recipe.

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  13. FRESHNESS! Anything that is not processed. I had Pad Thai yesterday and the sprouts and cilantro on top were just such a fresh taste that I could have eaten an entire bowl of them!

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  14. Thanks for the AWESOME comment you left on my blog about this time of year, people getting meaner not nicer b/c of the stress (I agree!) and we dont exchange gifts either. My extended family is small, my hubs is of a different faith and his ext family members have grown children, and he and i find it a waste of precious $. We save our gift $ and travel :)

    As for craving...I do crave greens and veggies. I posted about this about 2-3 days ago but I also love choc and coffee LOL

    Your Newmans Own stash is quite the stash there in the other post...I agree about rationing it out :)

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  15. I am with you - in the summer there is almost always a side salad with my lunch and dinner - but the winter time, not so much!

    I need to buy some spinach!

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  16. Hi Andrea! I know what you mean about the greens. I've been feeling like I haven't been getting enough of those lately either, especially with all the holiday goodies around. And then I just crave them real bad!
    The cookies were a lot of fun, now I have two plates full of them! lol I made the GF choc chip and chocolate baklava. My comp is hopefully going to be back tomorrow from getting fixed and hopefully I can get photos uploaded and a post written :) thanks for stopping by!

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  17. So funny you posted this because I was just thinking on my way out of work today (while I was munching on an apple) that that was only the second piece of fruit all day and only the 3rd total fruit/vegetable for the day. I think I got in 4 today and that's been status quo lately. I need to get in at least that fifth! Great post!

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  18. PIZZA!

    Ok, right thats not what you were going for is it? :) Actually I've been craving brussel sprouts and plan to roast some for Christmas dinner. Yum!

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  19. Definitely spinach - also used a huge package of spinach today to make a spinach lasagna!

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  20. Yes, I love me some spinache. What a great idea of topping your salad with an egg. During the summer, Imake the green smooties. It's a great way to get my greens and they're really satisfying. However, with the fall/winter--don't really want a smoothie.

    What am I craving? Kale and greens. But I don't know how to cook them.

    Take care
    Paula

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  21. I have been craving sushi lately. I think it's the overload of sugar and heavy foods at this time of year that's left me longing for some fresh, pristine fish done up simply.

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  22. looks delicious! I love spinach, esp in the winter time sauteed with some fresh garlic and EVOO...I have been craving my favorite dessert, KEY LIME PIE! also a great corn muffin mmmm love corn muffins...I think I will make a healthy batch this week!!

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  23. I have been craving salads lately. Your dressing looks really good!

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  24. I've been craving salads too! And chocolate!

    not too different from every other day :)

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  25. Your salad looks great! I love that you topped it with eggs! I want one now! I've been craving crab and lobster!!

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  26. I crave sleep and a giant bag of peanut m&ms. But that's probably not what you meant, lol.

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  27. we are twins. my veggie consumption has been so low lately...i literally just went out and bought a HUGE salad to hopefully make up for the deficit :)

    i have been craving Christmas cookies (tis' the season) but i think i am finally getting to the point where greens are what i need - and WANT!

    lots of love to you andrea!

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