Friday, September 2, 2011

A Home Spa Lunch

Although every evening I prepare a full dinner from scratch, I just graze during the day, unless I'm going out to lunch. But the grazing too often is a few slices of cheese and a couple of cookies, or, of late, reduced-fat potato chips with sour cream. Bad in so many ways.

So today I decided to make the two of us a spa lunch after our respective runs (well, mine is more of a dreadmill shuffle, but it beats nothing).

I made Giada's Spinach and Cannellini Bean Dip and her homemade pita chips and cut up what is probably almost the last of the good watermelon of the summer. I thought her dip a little bland, but the "real runner" said it was good and I don't like anything but spicy Mexican or Indian anymore, that I'm losing my tastebuds. At any rate, it was pretty and pretty healthy, the only fat being a bit of olive oil in both the dip and the chips. Quite a balanced plate, with protein in the beans, green in the spinach, and antioxidants in the melon (not scientific, but I think that's right). Better than the usual alternatives, and I'm striving for more lunches like this.

1 comment:

Beth McCurdy said...

Yum I will have to try the dip. I bet Marty would like.