Why I Enjoy Eating Simple & Healthy Meals

This week I made an easy delicious yet healthy dinner and if you’ve read any of my other Tuesday food posts, you’ll see that this is a weekly theme.
The ingredients for this meal were: Garlic naan, tomatoes, kale, and chicken with pomegranate vinaigrette.

This meal was simple to prepare because I bought a rotisserie chicken which I tore apart, cooked the kale in water and olive oil, sliced up tomatoes and cooked them, warmed the garlic naan in the oven and put all the ingredients together on the bread and poured the pomegranate vinaigrette over top. This took less than 30 minutes to make.


The next night, I reheated the meal, added a small avocado and topped it with everything seasoning. It tasted so good this way, too! The beauty of this dish is that you can add many ingredients to make it new again, which is why it’s a staple dish.

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The reason why I enjoy eating a meal like this is because I get to eat what I want while still eating my vegetables. And, anyone can make this dish. I treated it like it was a personal pizza. While I LOVE pizza and eat it from time to time, I also enjoy coming up with new dishes that satisfy me the same way a pizza would. I encourage you to try this too, all you have to do is think about ways you can alter your favorite dishes to make in a new healthier way at home. Doing this will make you more excited about cooking and eager to try something new for dinner.

Tip: I’ve learned to treat cooking as a way to relax my mind. Anytime I need a break from working on something or need to clear my mind, I find that cooking focuses my mind.

What’s one staple dish you’ve reinvented? Would you eat the dish I’ve posted? Let me know in the comments below.

A DIY Treat for Valentine’s Day

I was in the grocery store this weekend and saw a ton of chocolate covered strawberries on sale for Valentine’s Day. When I got home, I’d realized I had all the ingredients to make them myself for a whole lot less than the prices the stores were selling them for-a pack of 3 was $4. I had bought a frozen bag of strawberries from Trader Joes a few weeks back for under $2 and a chocolate bar for .99 cents. On Sunday I thawed the strawberries from the freezer (I had less than half a bag left), Monday melted the chocolate bar in the microwave for 1.5 minutes and then dipped the strawberries in the chocolate, put them in a plastic container (the chocolate dried quickly) and left in the fridge overnight. This process took less than ten minutes. To serve I took a nice wine glass, filled with Greek yogurt and topped with chocolate strawberries and added some white, pink and red sprinkles for fun.


I know that this isn’t a ground breaking discovery of making chocolate covered strawberries, but I do feel that society as a whole feels like they have to spend a ton of money on chocolate, dinner, flowers, etc. when it comes to Valentine’s Day. This simple way of spending only a few dollars, making the dessert yourself is so much more fun and enjoyable than just spending money. Plus, if I’d had the entire bag of frozen strawberries I could have made them all into chocolate covered strawberries for less than what the retail stores charge.

Tip: If you happen to have a fondue set, this would be another fun way to make chocolate covered strawberries.

Do you make anything yourself for V-day? Let me know in the comments!