Here’s the way our family celebrates a “super bowl”:
1. Choose a starch or grain:
rice, couscous, quinoa, pasta
2. Choose your salad greens:
spinach, kale, romaine, arugula
3. Choose your protein:
chicken, steak, beans, eggs
4. Choose your toppings:
bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, nuts, seeds, capers, jalapeno or banana peppers, mandarin oranges, berries, cheese (especially feta, blue, or goat cheese), herbs, green onions
5. Choose your dressing:
Ranch, Blue Cheese, or Oil and Vinegar (I love to use flavor-infused oils and vinegars from Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company and Oliver Farms.
Keep in mind, this is not a recipe; it’s just a guide of our favorite options. So, if you want to change things up, by all means, go ahead! I typically make sure that my family has at least 1 protein, 1 grain or starch, and 2 veggies in their super bowls. I literally clean out the refrigerator and use up leftovers like stir-fry or salad, but I also offer some thing they haven’t seen on their plates that week, such as boiled eggs, nuts, or seeds. It’s interesting to see the combinations everyone comes up with!
Do you have a favorite way to use up leftovers? We’d love to hear your ideas! Share this post with your friends, so we can hear how they make leftovers new too!