Gina’s favorite easy (and healthy!) dinners
Most polers I know work hard, really hard, on their pole tricks, flow, and spins. And we work equally hard to eat right and take care of our bodies. It seems fair, right? We ask our bodies to do amazing things for us; it wouldn’t be fair to fill them with junk as a way of saying thanks.
The good news is, eating right doesn’t have to mean eating tasteless, textureless food. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Healthy, clean meals can be some of the tastiest food around. Here are a few of my very favorite recipes — and you’ll see that one of the reasons I love them so much is their ease/speed to make.
1) David Lebovitz’ Green Lentil Dijon Salad. Holy moly, this is good. And super fast to whip together. And healthy! Bonus points for it being a pantry meal, meaning I can put it together pretty much any time of the day or night without making a trip to the store.
Note: I always use sherry vinegar in this. I feel like it’s the best. And I skip the fennel most times. And I almost always add chopped spinach.
2) Tuna Salad with Oranges, Olives, and Bell Peppers. I know. Sounds nasty. But it. is. so. amazingly. good. This is way more than the sum of its parts. I promise.
3) Kale with Sausage (optional) and White Beans. I love me some greens. Love ’em. Kale and white beans are a match made in food heaven. You can skip the sausage and use vegetable stock for a less expensive meatless option. Also … add a dash of crushed red pepper if you want to up the flavor ante.
4) Farro with Tomatoes. I have made this several times now, and each time I shake my head and think “how can something so delicious be so easy?”
5) Curried Chickpeas with Spinach. Curry. Chickpeas. ‘Nuff said.
My next post will cover my tried-and-true pantry staples, so if you dig food be on the lookout for that one. 😉