RECIPE: Easiest Lunch Ever!

You’re not going to believe you hadn’t thought of this yourself.  Or maybe you already have, but didn’t think it blog-worthy.

Back when I was eating massive amounts of food while hoping to trim down (which has been most of my life, really), I tried the Atkins’ Diet. A diet that can be really effective, initially, plus you get to eat cheese!  No carbs for 2 weeks, and not being a vegetable lover (at the time) left me trying things like melting cheese on a plate, which my college roommate and her boyfriend cleverly called “Plate-O-Cheese”.  They still tease me about what I considered to be culinary genius!  But now I’ve got something even better. It’s fast! It’s warm! It’s savory! Your kids’ll eat it! And best of all it’s healthy! Are you ready?

I don’t think you’re ready….. 2012-12-11 19.40.39

Arugula and Parmesan Explosion! (we’ll call it)

In a bowl combine

2-3 cups of Arugula (could sub spinach if you’re a wimp)

1/4 cup of grated real parmesan cheese (not the powdered junk)

gently place the delicate ingredients into the microwave and heat for ~ 35 seconds

(if you are more refined and like cleaning pots, you could do this stove-top style)

BAMB! Arugula and Parmesan Explosion!  Trust me, you’ll want seconds!


If this is too simple for you, bake it a top a chicken breast or mix it with pasta or qunioa

Sub spinach for arugula if you wish. Make it your own. Just make it!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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