Spinach and Salami Lunch Roll Ups

Lunch–soooo many options, with so little time (in most cases). Lunch on most days is usually something quick, easy,and healthy or at least somewhat healthy..The question is always “what should I eat for lunch today?”, without breaking your wallet! Lunching can really add up and to make it a little easier, try planning out your lunches or meal prepping.

Forget your typical bread and lunch meat sandwiches and try my roll ups! These cute little lunch roll ups make great (&&& easy to eat) lunches and they are perfectly snack-able. I chose to stuff these roll ups with some of my favorites such as cheese and salami, yummm! To make this extra nutritious I added fresh crisp spinach ,the ripest avocado I could find, and  a sliced juicy tomato. Spice these up by adding sriracha! Mix these up by adding different lunch meats to this recipe such as ham, roast beef, or turkey! Enjoy!
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Spinach and Salami Lunch Roll Ups

Spinach and Salami Lunch Roll Ups

Easy, delicious, and all of your lunch favs in a bite!

Ingredients

1 whole wheat tortilla

1 tsp cream cheese; or hummus

6 slices of salami

2-3 slices of cheddar or jack cheese

1 handful of spinach

1/2 of a small avocado; sliced

4 slices of a tomato

Instructions

  1. Spread tortilla with cream cheese or hummus.Add salami, cheese, spinach, avocado slices, and tomato slices.
  2. Tightly roll up tortilla. and cut roll into 1/2-3/4 inch slices. Secure with toothpick if desired. Optional*** Refrigerate for 1 hour to make roll easier to cut.
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/04/spinach-and-salami-lunch-roll-ups/

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Skinny Cold Pesto Pasta Salad

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This pasta salad is creamy, but not to worry…it’s made with nonfat yogurt so you can consider this to be on the healthier side (kinda). This is quick, easy, and this is another dish you can add whatever you want. There are NO limits! If you don’t have penne pasta I would suggest using fussili (the swirly pasta). This dish would make a great addition to any party, BBQ or even side dish…remember, summer is right around the corner so you can start planning your party dishes!

Ingredients:
1 lb of penne pasta
1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
½ cup fresh homemade pesto
1 cup mozzarella cheese; cubbed
15 thin slices of  salami
6 fresh basil leaves
½ cup sun dried tomatoes; julienned cut
1/4 cup black olives; sliced
1 cup spinach; chopped (optional, for some extra greens)
Pinch of black pepper

Steps:
1. This recipe is extremely easy so get ready…bring a large pot of water to a boil with a sprinkle of salt. Boil pasta until cooked (read box directions for time). Once cooked, drain, and let cool.

2. Add cooled pasta in a large bowl and add yogurt and pesto. Stir with a wooden spoon until pasta is completely covered. Add in the rest of the ingredients and place in refrigerator for 20 minutes or until completely cold. You can also eat it whenever you would like but I prefer my pasta salad cold! Enjoy!

Italian Pasta Salad

imageThis is the easiest way to make a pasta salad if you are short on time and need to make a quick side dish or appetizer for a party or event. I would make this super easy pasta dish when I was in college because it was cheap, delicious, and everybody loves pasta salad! Especially with salami and cheese in it how can you go wrong!? Mix up the ingredients to what you like and you can’t mess up this recipe 🙂

Yield: 10

Ingredients:
1 lb multi colored rotini pasta
1/4 cup Wish Bone light Italian dressing
8 ounces mozzarella cheese; cubed
1 cup salami; chopped
1 can black olives; sliced
1 cup fresh spinach; chopped
1/2 cup fresh cherry tomatoes; cut in half
1 small jar of roasted peppers; sliced
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
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Steps:
1. Bring a large bowl of water to a boil and cook pasta for 10-12 minutes or until al dente (cooked but has a bite to it). Once cooked drain and let cool.
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2. Once pasta is cooled place in a large bowl, add salad dressing, mozzarella cheese, salami, olives, spinach, tomatoes,red peppers, and seasonings. Toss with two large spoons until evenly coated. This dish is best when its served chilled. This is so easy and simple anybody can do it!
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