3 Apr 2013: Protein-Packed Spinach Salad with Peas, Cheddar Cheese, Eggs, and Pistachios

lunch on 3 April 2013: protein packed spinach salad with peas, cheddar cheese, eggs, and pistachios
lunch on 3 April 2013: protein packed spinach salad with peas, cheddar cheese, eggs, and pistachios

This is the first creative salad of the week and the third appearance of hard boiled eggs. I’m starting to accept that we may not be able to eat the vast quantities of hard boiled eggs that we colored for Easter. It’s a shame, since I hate waste. Next year I’ll have to come up with some really labor-intensive, egg dying process so the kiddos don’t have the energy to color a gazillion eggs. That being said, this protein-packed spinach salad is a great way to use up your Easter eggs. I tossed cubed cheddar cheese, green peas, hard boiled eggs, pistachios, and spinach in a little mayo with apple cider vinegar. I threw in a pinch of sugar to calm down the vinegar. This is a hearty, rich salad that’s not exactly low cal, but it’s for growing kids. And main course salads for kiddos need a little heft (all the cell division requires fuel). I also included a King’s Hawaiian sweet roll which is a totally decadent member of the processed, white devil carb family. Naturally, the kiddos love these rolls slathered with vegan buttery spread—ah, the irony. They are special occasion, once in awhile, moment of weakness at Target rolls. Consume them in extreme moderation.

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