It’s Easy Being Green

March 7th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Lunch

I am smack dab in the middle of a string of crazy days here.

Not hard days, just very full days.  This morning started out with a 4 mile run, then it was a few hours at home to get some work done around here before taking the girls to an afternoon class while Kaz and I ran a bunch of errands.  Then it was off to pick up Zak at work and head to dinner with family for some birthday celebrations.   I think it’s the hauling around of kids that ups the intensity of a full day by about 300%.  Now we’re home again and I’m about to post a picture of lunch before then diving head first into bed.

(Not a bed of greens.  A real bed.)

Lunch was served on a bed of greens today though!  Leftover grilled salmon over some mixed greens with shredded carrot and the last of the Gorgonzola cheese.  Doesn’t that sound fancy?  Good thing you didn’t see me carrying this around 30 minutes before it was time to leave, shoveling it in while gathering up all the stuff we needed take with us, cramming the diaper bag full of who-knows-what and saying “have you brushed your hair yet?” a half dozen times, surely spraying some chewed up flecks of green along the way.

Like I said.  Fancy.

And as I mentioned already too, we had dinner plans tonight. Without knowing what I’d be in the mood for by the time a menu was placed in front of me, I made sure to get my greens in early. I wasn’t in a green smoothie kind of mood today, so greens at lunch it was.

This came together quickly thanks to pre-prepped greens, spinach, kale and arugula.  The mix of greens was tossed in a little olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper, Gorgonzola crumbled on top, half a carrot shredded (the other half eaten whole while I finished putting it all together) cold salmon plopped into the middle of it all and VOILA!  Lunch and greens. Done and done.

Making sure to get some leafy green in at lunch was done with The Greener March Challenge in mind, but I’ll also say that this is something I would probably do anyway out of habit.  If I know we’ve got dinner plans or are going to a party or a pot luck, I do try to incorporate a good dose of vegetables (green or otherwise) into any meals I eat earlier in the day, just to be sure I do get them in.

Thanks to having the majority of this meal in the fridge and ready to go, all I needed to do was assemble the ingredients and go.  This made for a fairly quick and easy lunch – and a quick and easy lunch was exactly what I needed today.

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  • Erin says:

    This looks so simple and clean and delicious. It reminds me a bit of what I made for dinner last night: coconut milk-and-curry poached salmon (sounds way fancier than it actually is) with green beans and peas, served over steamed kale and a generous sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds. I copied the recipe from Dinner: A Love Story when I checked it out from the library. Yum!