I made myself a really big dinner tonight, and I had planned on doing so all day so I spent hours looking forward to it. And, wow, it did not disappoint. It was simple, really, just a fresher version of the spinach & tomato pasta that I described earlier. But instead of using canned stuff, tonight I actually used fresh spinach and some tomato basil pasta sauce. I wilted an entire pound of fresh baby leaf spinach in some garlic and olive oil, then stirred in the tomato basil sauce, and served it over angel hair pasta. Like I said, simple. But fantastic! Wow, fresh spinach is just so darn tasty.
Actually, this meal was a very close approximation to the taste of Cafe Luna's pasta with spinach and tomato sauce. I guess it's all about the fresh ingredients!
I knew it would be a pretty saucy concoction, so I also made 2 pieces of whole wheat garlic bread to eat with it and sop up all the liquid. Mmmmm, even more yumminess.
I counted up all the points for this dish. That's a new thing for me, really, since I used to kinda cheat and think "oh, pasta and veggie sauce? that's gotta be zero points." Well, not so much. But this HUGE meal, both healthy and delicious, came to a total of 13.5 points. That's a lot, but I had planned it. I used up 5 Flex Points for the day, but as you all know I'm trying to eat more of those this week and see how it makes a difference at weigh-in.