Boo. I hate Mondays… especially Mondays after the holiday season because I DO. NOT. like full work weeks. Is it just me or do they take forevvvver?
I digress. It’s day 14 of my Whole45 and I’m feelin’ good! All the wonderful things from my last one are coming back faster this time (most likely because I was eating paleo beforehand this time) and some other cool things I have noticed! The strangest one? My sinuses are CRAZY clear… like never before in my life this clear. I feel like it has to be because I haven’t really had ANY dairy in a loooong time. How did I discover these super clear sinuses you may ask? Welp, you know when you get water up your nose in the ocean or swimming pool sometimes and it sucks really bad? That KEEPS happening to me in the shower and when I DRINK WATER… wtf.
Is there such a thing as too clear sinuses?
I keep digressing…
SPINACH! Do you ever open the fridge over and over hoping some other veggies (squash, sweet potatoes, cough cough) will show up the next time you open it? me too.
Sometimes veggies are frustrating because I usually cook the same ones, the same way repeatedly. But, I have found a new favorite that I could eat huge plates full of until the end of time. Garlicky Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach 🙂
Takes 3-5 minutes total and you could make a TON and just keep it in the fridge to reheat for several days. Click here for the recipe! Oh, and if you’re Whole30ing, like me, keep up the good work!
Anyone have an easy, go-to veggie side dish that they would like to share with me?
-The Freckled Foodie
Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach
- 1 tbsp Ghee, clarified butter or coconut oil
- 1/2-1 tsp Minced garlic
- generous dash Spice blend (any that you like)
- 1 heaping tbsp Sun-dried tomatoes (BEST are Trader Joe’s in a bag, not in oil)
- a few handfuls Baby spinach, arugula, baby kale, etc
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add garlic and spices and mix thoroughly
After about 20 seconds add the spinach and stir so the ghee mixture coats all the spinach
Let wilt for about a minute, then add sun-dried tomatoes
Stir occasionally for another 2 or 3 minutes to heat/partially cook the tomatoes
Remove from heat, plate, and devour!
This side would be good with pretty much any protein, great in scrambled eggs, or to mix into soups/stews for added veggies!