Ok so for today’s meal I was between heavy and slightly-less-heavy, but I just COULDN’T share with you anything too light, even like the grain bowls, with these temperatures. Desperate times, man. Also, the first Thursday after a holiday is just…getmetofriday, right?
This will get you there, I promise. It’s not the worst thing in the world for you, but it’s not checking off any diet boxes unless MORE GREEN THINGS was one of your resolutions, in which case bravo. Honestly meals like this feel very balanced to me with a salad on the side and an appropriate portion, plus its vegetarian, so good for the environment and other things you may or may not care about.
On top of that, this meal is so dang simple and comes together in just a few minutes – 30 if you’re quick at cooking, maybe a few more if you don’t cook a lot or are managing some toddler’s life while you cook. We’re basically making a simple marinara but adding spinach, heavy cream, and pine nuts for depth and interest and flavor and texture, four things I require in any meal that I make (omg jk what an awful sentence to be serious about).