Jul 31, 2013

Spinach salad with Mac and cheese

Making store bought food healthier is always a challenge. I promised my brother some recipes for a nicer dinner even if its store bought. This is one such meal. I have a few others in my mind - a ten minute pizza, a ten minute thai curry. I will post those over the next few weeks.

A simple box mac and cheese does fine in a hurry, but the bland cheese and pasta taste needs a bit more to keep me full. I make this super quick spinach salad to go with it.

Ingredients :

Spinach - 1 bunch
Sliced Almonds
Raisins or craisins
Vinegar - 2 tbsp, I used raspberry vinegar for some extra flavour
Parmesan cheese shavings


Toss all the ingredients in a bowl and serve with your favourite mac and cheese. Simple! You can also see that I added a little dried basil to the mac and cheese for even more flavour.

Do you have any recipes to turn store bought dinners into a healthy meal?