Ahhhh I made it to the gym after work – it was glorious. Sometimes I really just can’t bear the thought and other times I’m like – “Yeah! I’m at the gym, I’m running – I LOVE this!” Thankfully, today was one of those days :) I ran for 33 minutes at 6.5, sprinted for 2 minutes at 7.0 and walked for 10 minutes at 4.0 with a 5% incline. Total mileage: 4.5 miles. Feelin’ good.
I hit the proverbial “easy” button for dinner and jazzed up a box of Annie’s Whole Wheat Pasta & Alfredo with some Roasted Veggies. Oh yes.
When you feel like eating something cozy, but don’t want to make anything from scratch – I think Annie’s Mac & Cheese is a great option.
To go along with my Mac, I roasted some Cauliflower and Asparagus for bulk and because roasted veggies are zee ’ish.
All I did was toss one head of cauliflower with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, garlic salt and pepper, then roasted in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes stirring half way through.
I also tossed one bunch of asparagus with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, garlic salt and pepper, and roasted for 12 minutes stirring half way through. I added the asparagus pan into the oven when the cauliflower had 12 minutes left, so they were done at the same time.
The veggies came out peeeerfectly golden – YUM!
If you think you don’t like cauliflower – try it roasted. I am telling you, I would eat anything roasted…well not carrots, mushrooms or bell peppers…but ANYTHING else. It adds such a depth of flavor that you really can’t achieve by cooking veggies any other way.
The asparagus got super tender but kept a slight bite – perfection!
Ok – this Annie’s Whole Wheat Pasta & Alfredo – is BOMB! My favorite kind so far! And look at these cute little DW heads – you know, Arthur’s sister?!
This dinner was quick, easy and FLAVORFUL. I’m tellin’ ya – give roasted veggies a try – you’ll love them forever ;)
GOSSIP GIRL IN T-MINUS 6 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What food will you not eat, even it were roasted?
Literally the only foods that I can think of that I won’t eat, are listed above. Cooked carrots, bell peppers and mushrooms. Can’t do it! It’s a texture thing!