Posted by Rachel on:
I know something positive will come out of our global recession. Lotus flowers bloom right out of the mud, right?
Lately, it's been difficult keeping up with social dinners with friends and family. It can be quite costly, so sometimes it just makes more sense to stay home and eat-in. In my own family, I'm known to cook simple meals that are nutritionally healthy, but are not always exciting. Keeping it fresh has become a bit of a challenge since we no longer eat out as much as we did. Since I am not a gourmet chief, and often strapped for cash, I am forced to appreciate what I do have. I take this grateful attitude to my fridge, which lately looks like a college student just ransacked it.
I suggest you give that pantry of yours a good hard look because I can guarantee you will find something good and healthy to eat in there. Try combining foods that you normally wouldn't - and be creative! It's ok to not have the traditional three or four food items on your 12 inch dinner plate. It may actually be better for you not to. In the 40's and 50's a typical plate was only 8 inches in diameter! Keep it healthy and simple and you'll be just fine!
Here is nutritious and cost effective meal your family will love. If they don't, tell them to take it up with me.
-1 bag of whole wheat pasta(complex carbohydrates provide more sustained energy, B-Vitamins)
-*1 can of white tuna (high protein, low in carbohydrates)
-1 T of Trader Joe's mayonnaise (cholesterol(we need some), also this brand is free from natural flavors and preservatives)
Spike-seasoning (No MSG)
- tuna and mayonnaise in a separate bowl and mix with a dash of Spike
- pasta and strain (15-20min)
- pasta and tuna mixture into a bowl and serve (If it's just you and your husband, use the pan you already used-its less mess and he wont mind)
Optional: salt & pepper
* Tuna has mercury, eat in moderation.