parmesan cheese

[TASTY TUESDAY]: DELICIOUS Kale Salad … no, really

When it comes to cravings, I’m usually drawn to junk – sweets & salt. It’s very rare that I crave a salad…let alone one made of kale. However,  THIS salad is so beyond delicious that the cravings are totally warranted.

It’s really easy to make, and unlike most, it will last in the fridge for a few days without getting too soggy – honestly, the longer it sits, the better it tastes.

I posted the original recipe with my modifications/preferences below 🙂



Bag of chopped kale

1/2 cup olive oil (I prefer a little less than this)

3 cloves of mashed garlic (About 2 tbsp. of minced)

1/4 cup lemon juice (I squeeze 1 whole lemon)

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Crushed red pepper to taste

Salt & pepper to taste

Put everything in a large bowl, cover, & shake it all up!





Seriously, the tastiest salad ever. The fact that even my super picky boyfriend requests it should be enough to convince you to give it a try!


Are you a kale fan? How do you like to prepare it?




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


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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