healthy eating

Bella Bites: Salads Made Simple

Straying from the usual clothing, hair, and makeup posts today to chat about something just as important and relevant for looking and feeling your best…healthy eating! There’s something about getting a salad at the salad bar, ordering one at a restaurant, or grabbing one to-go that is so much more enticing than preparing one at home. Unfortunately, it’s not always convenient or possible to run out at lunch time, not to mention, takeout can get pretty expensive. Luckily, I’ve got a few tricks for making tastier, easier, and more exciting salads at home, and I promise you, they work!

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Time For Some Healthy Eats!

I am coming off of a month (or so)-long food bender. I don’t know how or why, but I’ve been a total savage. I haven’t made an actual grocery store run in weeks and I’ve spent far too much time going through drive-thru’s and ordering take out. I had a little “get yourself together” moment over the weekend and have spent the last couple of days working to get myself back into a good, healthy zone!

Get back to the healthy carts!
Time to start eating the rainbow (and Yasso bars 😉 ) again.

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Skinny Spinach Lasagna Rolls

I was all gung-ho on my healthy eating spree in May/June, but have been slacking the past few weeks (mozzarella sticks for dinner 3 night in a row anyone?!)

Mmmm…look away, look away!

No more fried cheese…it’s time to get back on track! I looked up some new, healthy recipes for lunch & dinner, made my shopping list, hit up the grocery store, and filled my cart with all the colors of the rainbow!

I found a great recipe for spinach lasagna rolls, and decided to make them for dinner tonight. This may very well become one of my go-to dinners! Check out the recipe below 🙂

Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Servings: 9 • Serving Size: 1 roll
Calories: 224.9 • Fat: 5.1 g • Fiber: 3.4 g • Protein: 13.0 g • Carbs: 31.5

Ingredients:

9 lasagna noodles, cooked

10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained

15 oz fat free ricotta cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg

salt and fresh pepper

32 oz. tomato sauce

9 tbsp (about 3 oz) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

1) Boil lasagna noodles according to package (I cut this recipe down to make 4 rolls)

2) Chop & thaw spinach

3) Combine spinach, ricotta, egg, and parmesan in mixing bowl

4) Lay noodles out on wax paper or aluminum foil and dry completely

5) Add spinach mixture to each noodle

5) Cover the bottom of a baking dish with sauce, roll each noodle and place (fastened side down) into dish

6) Top each roll with sauce and shredded mozzarella

7) Cover dish with foil and bake at 350* for about 40 minutes

8) Let cool, plate, and enjoy!

Yum! This was such an easy and tasty dinner. Do you have a quick & healthy go-to dinner recipe? I’d love to hear it!

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