Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Peas, Broccoli, Spinach + Butternut Squash
While some of our meals are elaborate and require lots of preparation, lots of them are quick and easy – tonight’s sure was.
We based dinner around Frozen Wild Mushroom Ravioli by Rising Moon. We’ve had many of their raviolis and they are ALL delicious!! The butternut squash is my favorite (go figure) I buy it at EarthFare, but I bet you could find it at Whole Foods or other “healthy” grocery stores.
We added in veggies that we had on hand: frozen peas, leftover broccoli, baby spinach, and butternut squash (baked last weekend and saved in a tupperware). Topped it all with asiago cheese and dots of Smart Balance. Dinner was on the table in 15 minutes –
I had Yogi Licorice Tea to drink, which I’m giving it’s own shout out to because it’s naturally sweet from the licorice and tastes great plain. I like licorice OK, but I’m not crazy about it. I wouldn’t say this tea had a big black licorice flavor, so if you don’t like it you still might like this. I can’t wait to try some of the teas you all recommended yesterday!
We took it easy and ate in the living room while watching a Good Eats on mushrooms – how appropriate! Dinner kcal were about 460 –
We’re working on expanding the FAQs by topic to include such things as what to eat before working out and exercise advice. I’m going to include other readers’ responses since some of you are quite knowledgeable! I’ll add to these as I can and will keep the regular blog comments going as normal. But it will be nice to grow a collection of good Q and A’s.
Tomorrow we’re switching things up a bit – I’m going to study from 5:30-7:30 and then we’re going to run when the sun rises. Since I don’t have to be on campus until 11:30 to eat lunch, I’ll study some more after our run. It’s so nice to have a quasi-flexible schedule these days – it was my dream when I was working full time. If there’s anything I want out of a career as an R.D., it’s flexibility. I hope to start a business one day and work part time jobs and/or blog/freelance write too. Of course we have to pay our bills, so I’m sure it’ll take a while to be able to be flexible by choice, but it’s a long-term goal of mine.
See you in the AM!