After indulging every day this week in the Pumpkin Lasagna that I prepped over the weekend, I was in need of something healthy and light. However, being an extreme foodie requires that every meal I have is very flavorful to fulfill my hunger needs.
As you know, most of the healthiest foods are not that delicious on their own. Working with a variety vegetables that have their own unique (and natural flavors) are the best since they do not require many added spices or unnecessary calories.
This concoction is all about that base as Meghan Trainor would say. My base of choice happens to be spinach since it is full of vitamins and nutrients. I personally do not enjoy it uncooked so I decided to take a little twist on your average spinach salad. To get the most out of my Spinach, I decided to sautée it so that I could pack a whole bag into the stir fry. A hot salad? Why not!
- One 10 oz bag of Spinach
- 1/4 of a can of corn kernels
- Two baby bell peppers (I used orange and red)
- One small section of a broccoli crown
- 1/4 cup of a chopped yellow onion
- 1 Tbsp Minced garlic
- 1 Tsp Rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Set burner to medium heat.
- In a large pan, spray coconut or olive oil all over and add minced garlic.
- Cut the stems off of the spinach leaves and add the whole bag to the pan. (That’s how I prefer it but you can leave them on).
- Move spinach around the pan and spray one more time with oil.
- Finely chop baby bell peppers, onion, and broccoli then add them to the spinach.
- Separate 1/4 of the corn from the can and keep some of the water with it to help finish cooking the spinach and other vegetables.
- The total cooking time for this once all ingredients are added is about five minutes, so judge the end product upon how the spinach looks.
- Add rosemary and some salt and pepper to taste.
I used this as a snack in between lunch and dinner since I often get hungry while sitting at my desk. It is a great alternative to grabbing some chocolate or coffee cake brought in by coworkers.
If you want to make this into more of a meal, you can use chicken or tofu as your protein depending on your dietary preferences. Also, it would be great served with brown rice or quinoa to add to the base!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! It is most likely the healthiest and easiest one I will ever come up with.
Please let me know your thoughts and ideas on this dish! Thank you for reading.