Hello again, to all my fellow friends who read this blog :) I have made a few dishes since I last blogged that were mighty tasty, however, this is the most worthy of sharing with you all because it only takes 10 MINUTES TO MAKE!
That's right, you read correctly. Soooooo, what does this mean?
Answer: You can make a fine, light meal without any hassle!
In a time crunch? Who isn't? Just take a deep breath, relax, and whatever you do....do NOT give into the fast food joint that may or may not reside across the street from your house.
After all, why get a Big Mac for around $4 when you can make this delicious meal for about $1.50-$2.00 per serving. Pierogie Salad: 1. Big Mac: 0.
This past month I got a job at a health food store called, Earth Fare. It is similar to a Whole Foods but it is owned by a much smaller company, which enables us employees to promote healthy foods through fun activities and make deals that are great for the whole family :) Find one near you!!
Anyway, I am bit of a "shopaholic" when it comes to healthy foods and this problem becomes most prominent after every shift I work.....in other words, I want to buy EVERYTHING in the store! MAJOR PROBLEM.
However, I stumbled across this bag of Organic Pierogies and it brought back memories of when my Mom used to prepare some of Mrs.T's Pierogies. Yum! So I was more than excited to discover that they sold one of my childhood favorites, organic style ;) YAY.
For those of you who have not tried pierogies, let me just ask you...where...have...you...been?!
They are FANTASTIC! And not to mention low-cal and very filling! Just 240 calories per 1/2 cup! Almost like a dumpling, the pierogie consists of a pasta-like shell which encloses the magic combo: potatoes, onion, and cheddar.
They are not whole grain, but let me tell you, if you incorporate as much fiber as I do in your daily diet....let's just say your bowels need a break, so this meal is PERFECT for such situations.
After seasoning your perogies with your favorite herbs and a bit of extra virgin olive-oil (great addition of fatty acids), grab a generous handful of any kind of green, such as a Spring Mix:
I added a sprinkle of sunflower seeds just for some extra flavor :)
That is all! 10 Minutes are UP. Now go on and enjoy!