I hope everybody had a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend and that all of the mommies out there got a little spoiled for a day!
Now I’ll give you a little something to spoil yourself without feeling too guilty…
I think my favorite sandwich to eat is a BLT – love the soft bread, cool tomato, crisp lettuce and crunchy bacon! And okay, I hate mayo on sandwiches – but just a little glaze of it just does the trick.
Now I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to make myself a healthy lunch during the week – but if I forget to pack a lunch or that frozen thing just isn’t sounding good to me, it’s hard to find something healthy that’s also not breaking the bank (I’m sorry, $7 for a sandwich just does not work for me!)
So seriously, do yourself a favor. This is so easy to throw together and you can totally make enough to enjoy a few days a week! Best part…you don’t have to worry about bread getting soggy!
BLT Pasta Salad (Serves 2-3)
4 oz. Barilla plus elbow noodles
1 medium tomato
2 Tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. dried mustard
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 slice turkey bacon
salt and pepper to taste
Fill medium pot with water and bring to a boil. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside until cooled.
While pasta is boiling, cook your bacon in the microwave. Crumble and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise and dry mustard.
Chop tomato and add diced pieces, along with juice, to mayonnaise. Mix well until blended. Add a few dashes of salt and pepper. (You can always add more later!)
Once your pasta is cooled, add to the mayonnaise/tomato mixture until coated well.
Tear spinach slightly and measure 1 cup. Add to pasta and chill.
Add bacon just before serving.
I took the bacon in a plastic bag to work and added it just before I ate. Yes, that means I sat at my desk with a piece of bacon in my drawer for a few hours…
That’s just how I roll.