Day 31 of the 365 Day Salad Project…Bolognese on Spinach & Green Bean Salad…

Posted: May 15, 2013 in 365 Day Salad Project, Recipes
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DAY THIRTY ONE:

Bolognese (zuch., carrot, celery, mushroom, onion, garlic, tomatoes, ground beef) Sauce on Steamed Green Bean and Spinach Salad….?!….Welllll…yes, stretching the limits on the definition of “salad” with this one….BUT!  There is a reason – made Spaghetti Bolognese for the guys tonight, so I put my sauce atop a bed of spinach (see those little leafies poking out the edges?!) and some steamed green beans….So green beans and spaghetti sauce always makes me a  little nostalgic, lol, because, this was where it all began for me.  My first baby steps into eating better were replacing SOME of my man-sized full plate of spaghetti with a green beans.  I would have half and half, noodles and beans mixed together.  As time went by, less and less pasta on the plate, more and more beans.  Till the day came when I gave up pasta completely, which became easy because I genuinely enjoyed the beans and sauce and didn’t miss the noodles at all.  I know there are other options out there, rice noodles or even the shirataki noodles, but, the shirataki’s are a little too pricey for me (everything I do has to be sustainable financially! lol!), and this time of the day, I don’t need the carbs of rice noodles.  I like my veggies and protein,  it works for me, my body works well this way, so I’m  happy 🙂

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