Sometimes, we have those days where we are like "Oh shit! I don't know what to make for dinner!" 🙈
Who does this resonate with? ✋✋
For a lot of people that means going out to eat, but as a cook, I tend to keep more than enough food in the house.
If you are like that too and have had enough takeout food, take the time to see what ingredients lay around the kitchen.
You might find some yummy food laying around your freezer or a bunch of random ingredients in the fridge.
This is a great opportunity to experiment and use your creative side to make a spontaneous, impromptu meal. 😋
And that's exactly what I did.
I found some chicken, spinach, onion, butternut squash, lentil pasta, and pesto from Trader Joe's! And now, I have a healthy, tasty meal that I didn't have to order in order to get. 🍝
Cooking for me is fun and I love seeing what dishes I can come up with.
This is what your life gets to be too. We all have those creative juices in us. 🌺💐
We all have that burning passion for something we love, but how many of us follow through?
Starting this business doing what I love had been the best thing I've ever done for myself!
And now as a health coach, I get to help other like-minded people heal their relationship with food while having cooking be fun for them.
As an added bonus, you get to shift your mindset to see food as a healing tool and lose all the weight you desire, just as I have. 💪
I cook for any type of diet because I know so many people have food sensitivities out there, especially to gluten and dairy, so that's what the majority of my dishes are.
I also love making vegetarian and vegan dishes because they are so easy, healthy, and grounding. It feels good not to eat meat for every single meal.
I call this the “Oh Shit! Pasta!”
- 1 lb cooked chicken
- 1 cup spinach or any greens on hand
- 1 bag of frozen butternut squash (cubed)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 box pasta of choice (I chose lentil pasta)
- ½ cup store-bought pesto (or check out this recipe to make your own)
- 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Top with fresh basil and crushed red pepper
1) If the chicken is not cooked, preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F.
2) Put the chicken on a foiled baking sheet, season with salt and pepper, and put in the oven for 30 minutes.
3) While the chicken is cooking, prepare pasta according to directions on the box.
4) Prepare the frozen butternut squash according to the directions on the bag (yay food hack!)
5) Chop your onion and in a saucepan, begin cooking the onions on medium heat with olive oil.
6) When everything is done, cube your chicken. Add the spinach and chicken to the pan.
7) Add the butternut squash (as much as you desire) and combine with pesto.
8) Top with crushed red pepper and basil. Enjoy!
Looking for more easy peasy recipes to incorporate into your weekly meal routine? Check out 20 of my favorite recipes like this one that I’ve modified to be gluten and dairy free!