Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Super Simple (Healthy) Buffet

Ever have one of those days where cooking seems more like a chore than a mind-clarifying task? You're hungry and you just want to EAT! Here is a quick and simple meal idea that is also healthy. It also does not involve much cooking. My dinner idea for today is mini-buffet of pickies, leftovers, and healthful snacks.

O.K. Here it is...

(All together- Serves 2-3)

-1/2 Bag Spinach
-1/2 Bag of Ice Burg Lettuce Mix
-4 T. Green Olives
-4 T. Tabuleh Salad
-1 Bell Pepper (chopped)
-1/2 Cucumber (sliced)
-1/4 Cup of your favorite dressing (I used Northern Italian)

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and top with your favorite dressing! Enjoy!

Berry Plate:
Chop up 8-10 large strawberries, lay them out to be gobbled up-Yum!

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches:
-4 Slices of 12 Grain Bread
-6 Slices of American Cheese
-8 Thin Slivers of Butter

1. Set frying pan to medium heat, add 2 slivers of butter.
2. Put 3 slices of cheese in-between 2 slices of bread.
3. Cook until golden brown on bottom side.
4. Add 2 more butter slivers to the pan and flip the 'wich'.
5. The cheesy is done once both sides are golden brown.
6. Repeat these steps to create 'which #2'.
7. Be sure to turn off the stove and enjoy your sandwiches.

Leftover Ritz Encrusted Sole:
-4 Thin Sole Filets
-1 Sleeve of Ritz Crackers
-4 Slivers of butter
-A Few Squeezes of Lemon

1. Set oven to 400 F.
2. Crush ritz into teeny tiny crumbs
3. Lay sole into a pan and cover with cracker crumbs.
4. Lay a sliver of butter on each filet.
5. Squeeze lemon over filets.
6. Cover pan with foil; cook 20-35 mins- until fish is flaky.
7. If needed, broil fish 2 mins uncovered to make the fish crusty and crispy.

Happy Eating!!!!

What would you include in a super simple mini-buffet?
Do you enjoy a melody of snacks as a meal?

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