Since staying at home I have had such a hard time with eating a decent lunch. Lots of days I forget. By the time I nurse the boys, feed them lunch and clean the bananas and peas off every surface in the kitchen I forget that I never ate lunch. So, come 2 o'clock I realize I never ate anything! Then I'm forced to grab something random to eat. If I do think to make lunch I typically just make a pb&j. Big girl lunch. Let me tell ya.
Well, I went to my sister-in-law's house a few months ago and she told me about salad supreme.
She told me it made the best pasta salad! And, she had some awesome pasta salad made for lunch. I loved it! I have been wanting to make some ever since!
Finally, when I was at Target last week I bought some veggie farfalle noodles.
Once I got ready to make it I couldn't remember what my sister-in-law put in her's. So, I looked around to see what I could find and it actually turned out really good! It was a great lunch for multiple days. I made it and was able to just grab a bowl of it when I got hungry!
Here's what you'll need if you want to make some:
- 12 oz. box of tri-color pasta
- 1/4 c. salad supreme
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1/2 bottle good seasons italian dressing (after you've made the dressing - not just the powder)
- 1/8 c. pine nuts
- A few shakes of feta cheese
- A few handfuls of spinach
I boiled my noodles, then added sliced cumbers, pine nuts, feta, a few handfuls of spinach (why not? add some good nutrients!), then poured the salad supreme and dressing in. I tossed well and refrigerated for a while.
You could pretty much add anything. Onions, red peppers, almonds. Anything that would tickle your fancy! Yay for a semi-big-girl-lunch!