So, did you gobble till you wobble’d?
I know I did.. between having a houseful of teenagers on Wednesday, Thanksgiving, and dinners out to celebrate a birthday, my pants are feeling a wee bit snugger than they did at the beginning of last week. It definitely “tis the season” – which for me means I need to lighten up between between all the bouts of celebratory meals headed my way. Is this sounding just a little familiar? Yeah, I thought so.
So, what do you do to lighten up your eating?
For me, I try to keep it simple…. and manageable.. and stuff that my family will not only eat, but actually enjoy.
Which means that I make more hearty salads and soups for dinner. I love that I can prep everything ahead and put them together right before we eat – which is always a good thing but even better at this time of year when it seems there simply aren’t enough hours in the day and cooking takes a back seat to other demands for my time. So, I am always looking for new combinations and riffs on the classics to keep it interesting… and nutritious! This salad is a great example of what I’m talking about. It’s hearty enough without meat but also pairs well with a roasted chicken.. which is also a great thing to make during this time of the year …. but that’s another story!