2 Quick and Easy Recipes

Todd and I had a little get together to go to this weekend and we brought over and awesome cheese plate and a wannabe Panera Strawberry Poppyseed Salad. The only thing that made it “Panera” was the dressing and strawberries, haha. I also added corn off the cob, feta, slivered almonds, cucumbers, grated carrots and tomatoes. The key to making a good salad is to make sure you layer all the ingredients. That way even the people who don’t get the first scoops get some of the goodness.

poppyseed.jpgYum. I really love this dressing. I was going to make my own, but then I saw this and was like, well shoot, how easy peasy is this! Panera right at home for less!

When my sister and I both have days off at the same time, we love to get together and make fun things for lunch. This week we had my Grandma’s mini retirement party at the school shes been substituting at for 15 years. I know most schools don’t do retirement things for subs, but she was really a part of their family. Kris and I walked in and they immediately knew who we were. My Grandma is notorious for sharing every big moment of our lives with everyone (who’s isn’t though.) I think that’s the definition of Grandma 🙂

Anywho… Kristin and I made lunch before we went and tried out Skinny Taste’s Easy Crustless Spinach and Feta Pie. We made a few changes, like using Parm instead of Asiago, almond milk instead of regular and no oil, but everything else was the same. It didn’t come out as pretty as her’s, but it was REALLY good none the less.


We thought it would be a bit quiche like, but NOPE! SO. Good. We both had 2 pieces and saved the other’s for lunch.


Easy Crustless Spinach Pie (from SkinnyTaste.com)


  • 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and liquid squeezed out
  • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat crumbled feta
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • cooking spray


Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly spray a pie dish with cooking spray. Mix spinach, scallions, dill, parsley, feta cheese, and in the pie dish. Mix flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and blend well. Pour into pie dish. Bake 25-30 minutes or until knife comes out clean from the center. Let it stand at least 5 minutes before serving.

I love that nutrition stats are provided for each recipe. This serves 6 and here are the facts:

• Serving Size: 1/6th of pie • Calories: 126 • Fat: 5 g • Protein: 8.8 g • Carb: 12 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Sugar: 1.7 g Sodium: 433 mg

Back to the “party”…

IMG_5284There was so much food there (which we weren’t expecting) and since we had just ate, I let Kim (my cousin) grab some food first while I kept her son Jackson entertained. At first everyone thought he was mine. Soon enough people, soon enough.

Hope you get a chance to try these recipes! Have a great week 🙂


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  1. Hey!! I absolutely love the recipes!! Yum!! They look amazing and so do you!!! You always look sooo beautiful!! XOXO!! Have a great week!!

    • Let me know how you like it if you end up trying it! Although I don’t know how you find time to cook with all that Ironman training you’re doing 😉

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