My husband grilled up some amazing steaks. We’re talking incredibly delicious steaks piping hot and so big they couldn’t be consumed in a single meal. Which left the age old American question, “What do we do with the left overs?”
Well, why not toss the leftovers into a fresh salad. So I had my boys help me dig through the refrigerator and pantry to come up with yummies to add to the salad. The boys found a box of croutons and asked to add them to the meal.
Quickly, I discovered that while we would all use the base of spinach, everyone’s salad would be slightly different, if allowed. I thought, why not? I just want them to eat something besides hot dogs and mac-n-cheese. 🙂
Everyone made their own meal. I didn’t think to get pictures of everyone’s dish. After all, I am the Gluten-Free Girl, but my family most definitely is not gluten-free.
Okay, quick confession time…being gluten-free doesn’t mean I can’t include things like croutons. I could if I wanted to purchase the mondo-expensive gluten-free version, but I see no point. I never really liked the stale squares much anyway. Still, I want more than just spinach in my meal.
So after searching and a little creativity, what I produced was the tasty meal you see below.
In the Bowl
Notice I didn’t list any salad dressing? That’s because I didn’t need any. Between the fruit and nuts, there was enough zing to the salad, to make it completely edible without adding dressing. Cool, huh?
Best of all, because we were adding to our individual bowls, the kids and hubster made their perfect salads. Hubster hates fruit in his salads but tried my idea for the nuts and loved the addition. One boy loves carrots, so he loaded his up. The other loves celery, so he added that but left off the cranberries.
This was such a raging success, my boys have asked to help with the food prep more than ever before. They ate healthy and they want to continue to help make dinner. DOUBLE SCORE!
So, your turn. What do you do with the leftovers?