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We are in the last week of 2016 and I am standing here scratching my head, wondering where has the time gone?!
This year seems to have gone by super fast – especially these last 3 months – or, maybe it’s just me moving super slow? Never mind, no need to answer that.
Three months ago I took up blogging full time when I was laid off from my job in advertising. I figured I would have a lot more of that elusive thing we call time on my hands as I was scaling down on the work front. I made myself to-do lists of rooms to paint and minor stuff to fix around the house between juggling blog posts. I even went and signed up to take a few classes to brush up on my web designing skills so I could branch into offering web design consulting someday.
But, before I knew it, I found myself here in the last week of 2016 – standing and scratching!
I have this enviable ability to bite off more than I can chew at times – I mean, who doesn’t like a full plate eh?!
I kid. I kid.
All joking aside though, when I feel I have to make lists to keep track of my lists, when work and classes have me inundated, I try my best to reach for organic, protein packed meals that are full of flavor. There are those times when I simply don’t have the time to throw together a meal that fits the bill so, during those times, I opt to throw together a quick, warm salad – like this Kale Butternut Squash Sautéed Salad, and pair it up with any one of LEAN CUISINE® Marketplace entrees from Target!
Even though Lean Cuisine has been around for the past 30 years, they are a company that is constantly evolving and changing to meet the needs of a richer, more diverse and more health and wellness oriented, culinary culture. That’s you and me, my friends!
From Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, to Sesame Chicken, to Spicy Penne Arrabiata, Lean Cuisine offers preservative free, gluten free, protein packed, flavor packed, organic entrees that will “put culinary adventure on your plate!.” And, from 1/1/2017 – 1/31/2017 your neighborhood Target store will have their lowest prices of the season on all Lean Cuisine entrees at $1.99 (normally $3.00)!
And, if you ask me, that’s prime time to stock up for winter and the new year. So, when you have those crazy busy days of lists on top of lists and a million things to do, a lunch or dinner that is delicious and balanced won’t be an issue!
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Kale Butternut Squash Sautéed Salad
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 red onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic smashed and chopped
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 3 cups kale roughly torn
- 10 oz bag of frozen butternut squash
- 2 stalks celery
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley black sesame seeds and pine nuts to garnish with
Add olive oil and chopped onion to a pan over low/medium heat and sauté till onions are caramelized (about 20 minutes or so)
Add in the garlic and ginger and sauté another 5 minutes or so
Add in the frozen butternut squash and sauté till butternut squash is warm
Add in the kale and sauté till kale is wilted
Season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley, black sesame seeds and pine nuts and enjoy with any Lean Cuisine entrée of your choice.