have you ever heard the quotation, “don’t forget to drink water and get some sunlight because you’re basically a houseplant with more complicated emotions”?
that is how i’ve been feeling most days.
as a human with a chemical imbalance in her brain (i.e. depression and anxiety), i tend to try and look upon my daily lifestyle and see what “triggers” my symptoms.
lately i have found that eating on a more plant-based diet makes me feel happier, stronger, and healthier than when i slough down a $1 junior cheeseburger from sonic. i mean, for obvious reasons, but i try to live a life of balance 😉
tonight, i actually got to make a home cooked meal that i can take for lunch this week.
i made my new favorite plant based pasta dish. i was perusing at target the other day and found veggie spaghetti that was made mostly of zucchini and spinach, yet it was still made with the normal pasta that barilla offers. it has an amazing twang, if you will, of veggies, but it doesn’t taste like a full blown zucchini noodle, either!
the dish is so easy, and it only takes about 20 minutes! i boiled the pasta for about 9ish minutes until al dente, and then i put in some diced red and yellow bell pepper for extra flavor, and poured some 5 cheese bertolli spaghetti sauce on it and called it a day! so easy!
i also found 12 take and bake garlic knots at sam’s club for $2.98 that are to die for that i put in my bowl to take with me to work! to go with the whole “balance” theme, i also had one of my famous homemade amaretto sours…one good meal, one bad drink? that’s a thing right?
anyway, i love, love, love easy recipes that are good, healthy food that will keep me fuller, longer.
what are your favorite recipes? do you have any fun, tasty recipes you would like to share? if so, comment below or dm me on insta and i will make them and feature them either here or on instagram @theblondeinbooties!
as always, all my love.
the blonde in booties