Right before moving, my hunnie and I had a chance to get together with all the parents (always a treat – they are all amazing! ❤ ) We went out to dinner together, which was a ball, but he and I had a chance to get some lunch together earlier. It was a gorgeous day…still quite warm, but Fall was undoubtedly present, trailing on the end-of-summer breeze.
We sat outside and ordered some unsweetened iced tea – I’ve recently decided I am steering clear of Splenda (sucralose) and the like, as I *may* have intolerance. (PS, that’s rather a topic all its own. Alarming, some of what I was reading!)
I feel like whatever I order is simple – fortunately this waitress agreed! Most of the time I can order healthily and people are accommodating – it is SO much more commonplace these days to be asked to “modify” a meal, whether because people are more health conscious, have allergies etc… But in the end, a simple meal without the extra butter, oil or paraphernalia IS easy to prepare. So modify away!
I asked for “a usual” for me, baby spinach, tomatoes and grilled chicken. That’s it. Nothing else! It sounds sp plain but when you add salt and pepper and chip it up a bit, the moisture from the baby spinach helps it all mix in. It’s delicious, and incredibly good for you. It’s also filling because of the protein, so I’m not starving in two seconds.
I’m looking at it now, somewhat hungrily, actually! I used to eat a lot of lettuce, but baby spinach, or really deep greens, pack so much more of a nutritional punch that it’s worth at least mixing some in if you don’t want to go ALL in.