As a child, I refused to try anything new. Even in the beginning of being a young wife, I was suck on the same old dishes with not much variety. It was not until my oldest daughter was about 2 did I realize I wanted her to eat healthy and that in turn meant I needed to make some changes. I began trying veggies and really trying to eat more fruit and fresh produce. This same girl who refused a salad at my own bridesmaid luncheon, now eats a salad almost daily.
So this year I am trying to avoid the croutons and the cheese on that salad...so here are the new things I am trying out and I encourage to try something new in your family too! You may not like my choices so pick something else. Set a small goal and try to stick to it...rather it be eating one piece of fruit a day or eliminating croutons from a salad.
I had heard of Arugula on the food network for years, so when I finally saw it in the store recently, I had to try it. The package, which is just like the spinach package, describes it as bold and zesty. The food network often describes it as peppery. I have been using this in my salads as well as on my turkey wraps for a little something new and a little kick. It is tasty! Also on my salads, I have been using wasabi peas. This is not advised if you do not like spicy spicy spicy food. These are a hot little treat, but it provides great crunch and exactly what I needed to add pizzazz to my salad. This mama's lunch box just got a make over and it is tasty!
The wrap is simply a tortilla, shaved thin turkey meat, 2 Tbps sun-dried tomatoes and 1/4 cup frugal leaves. I use mustard on my wraps. The salad is spinach, arugula, carrots, tomatoes and a sprinkle of peas with fat free Italian. Good Stuff!