The recurring theme of this week is quick and easy, yet healthy and delicious meals. Last night this meant a beautiful salad that included enough ingredients to count as an actual meal. Altogether, this took about 15 – 20 minutes.
The key to creating great flavors for this salad is marinating the chicken for two days (well, at least 24 hours).
Another thing I enjoy about Trader Joe’s is that they always have someone offering food samples. The day I went in, a guy was serving turkey chili samples with cheese. I was already hungry and welcomed the chance to fill my stomach with something. Surprisingly, the chili was pretty good.
Over the past week or so, I haven’t been able to make it to The Reading Terminal Market (seriously, I’m going through withdrawal) and for the most part, I’ve been getting what we need from Target. I know not the best, but the closet place to where I live. So, I decided to stop by Trader Joe’s on one of my days off.
They have this wonderful mushroom risotto mix, that is quite easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes. While Trader Joe’s has wonderfully healthy food, I find that anything premade lacks in flavor, so of course I tweak it to my tastes.