Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lunch Break

Today is the kind of work day that I love; lots of phone calls from the media, securing interviews, deadlines, writing, last minute touches. . .I also throw myself into a big ball of anxiety!  Tomorrow we have a pretty important press conference at work and I'll be happy when the day is over with.  So I thought I would escape for a minute and write about the lunch I just enjoyed.

I made it last night for dinner and had some leftovers.  I'm thinking that it's pretty healthy and filled with fiber and other good nutrients.

Some diced mushrooms
Sliced sweet onion
fresh garlic
Can of white beans
Spinach (I used a bag of $.89 frozen)
Can of diced tomatoes
Any spices you can get your hands on.
Balsamic vinaigrette

Add some EVOO to a deep dish pan on the stove and heat
Add mushroom, onion and garlic.  Cook on low heat for a few minutes.
Add can of diced tomatoes with about 2/3 of the sauce.  Drain the rest from the can before dumping in pan.
Open can of white beans and rinse.  Add to pan.
Add spinach.  (I had to defrost mine first)
I then added some random spices that I had in my kitchen including garlic sea salt and a few others.
Dish into bowl and drizzle some balsamic vinaigrette on top.

There you are.  Simple, yet nutritious and tasty.  Actually a lady here at my office said that is how she makes sausage soup, but she also adds a can of broth and sausage.

My other new snack item is dried prunes (yes, really!) and bbq flavored almonds.

What are your quick and healthy creations?

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-Back to work!

~Dining Diva

And today is little Miss. Bella's third birthday!  Wish this little princess a Happy Birthday! :o)


  1. Awe, sweet Bella Happy Birthday!!! My favorite new healthy creation is ground turkey, mixed with diced red peppers and mushrooms and made into burgers. yummm they taste like breakfast sausage :)

  2. Glad to see a new recipe on the Dining Divas blog!!! I dont know about the prunes but I love almonds, chocolate covered hehe and raw!

  3. Sounds like a quick yummy recipe! I would probably put cheese on it... I put cheese on everything. My go-to snack is bananas and peanut butter. All day every day. Haha.

  4. yummy! I love raw almonds....and greek yogurt w/blueberries


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