Here's what you'll need:
Cooked pasta (I chose Rainbow Rotini)
A bell pepper (I had an orange one on hand, but any color will get the job done)
Whatever other veggies you'd like to use (I had some corn, so I threw that in)
Italian Dressing (I actually used Parmesan Italian)
Chop it all up:
|I love taking blurry pictures. But get past that,|
and admire the colors. Your salad is
going to look DIVINE.
|Fact: I am trying to stay away from dairy.|
Fact: I LOVE fresh mozzarella.
Add the cheese last.
|In fact, I love it so much that I needed to take two pictures.|
Throw it all in a big bowl, mix it all together and top it off with the dressing. Do yourself two favors here. One- don't drown those gorgeous fresh vegetables, and two- don't use fat-free or reduced fat dressing. It has a lot of chemicals that are just weird.
|TA-DA! How good does that look?!?!|
I served it with some Italian Sausage (another summer favorite). Mine was spicy turkey.
The grill wasn't loaded up with new propane yet, so I had to make do with the ol' stove top. It worked out.
So this picture totally reminded me of how I don't want to look in my bathing suit this summer. And then I was reminded that I needed to hit the gym.
This is what happened:
Friday- nothing. I ate 12 pounds of pasta salad and my clothes began to resemble sausage casing.
Saturday- 2 miles on the treadmill and free weights. A majorly needed sweat session.
Sunday- Nothing. Wow, I'm lazy. Well, in my defense, the hubs was golfing so I couldn't go to the gym. The boys and I took a walk that probably burned about 12 calories.
Monday- Power Body night!! Awesome!!
I'm really looking forward to a great week, and I hope you are too. I've got some good posts planned, too, so make sure you check back in with me. And hey- I'd really love it if you left a comment once in a while. Cuz at this point, I have pretty much no idea if anyone even reads this thing...
Have a healthy day,