Dinner

Spinach Ricotta Grilled Cheese

You may notice a theme in the next few weeks of our blog – FAST! As I mentioned last week, back to school season has us busy busy busy with little time to plan and execute elaborate meals.

Sometimes, the simplest meals are the best anyway! The recipe this week is a great example of just that. You really can’t go wrong with any form of grilled cheese, and this Spinach Ricotta version did NOT disappoint!

The recipe is written per sandwich, so make sure to gather enough ingredients for however many you plan to eat. Full disclosure, we each ate two of these bad boys because they were truly that good!

TIP – Get a good sourdough bread from a local bakery. It will make alllllll the difference! We got ours from Amazing Grains Bread Co.

What’s your favorite way to dress up a grilled cheese? Let us know in the comments below!

Dinner

Spinach Pesto with Cheese Tortellini

I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling really good lately. As I mentioned in the Fish Foil Packet post, when my hip surgeon originally told me that my running days were over, I felt like I had lost a piece of myself that I had worked incredibly hard to get in the first place. But, ordering that spin bike and starting virtual classes has changed everything for me!

When I was training for my half marathon, I was running three times a week, doing a YouTube arm video five times a week, and taking a runners cardio class once a week. All of that activity, along with family walks and hikes, made for a pretty active lifestyle. At the time, that was new for me, and I was so surprised at how good I felt. I had spent my entire life in a sedentary state, and I didn’t know what I was missing.

Today, I feel like I’m on my way back. With the Peloton app (this is not an ad, just my thoughts), I’ve been able to take a variety of classes to see what works for me in my new, post surgery body. I have really been enjoying pushing myself and seeing improvements each day. I finally have hope that I’ll be alright again!

Steven Michael is a long distance runner and runs most days of the week. Ellis has even caught the active bug and started his first running class last night! With all of this activity, we don’t always have time to cook an elaborate meal at the end of the day. This Spinach Pesto with Cheese Tortellini is the perfect solution. The whole thing takes 15 minutes to make, and it is incredibly delicious. It’s so easy that I could probably cook it without the help of my personal chef, Steven Michael. Though, let’s be honest, I’m not going to! 😂 Technically, this will give you four servings, but with all of the physical exertion and my lack of self control, we each ate two. Oops!

What kind of activities do you enjoy? What makes you feel good? I’d love to hear from you in the comments or on our social media pages!