“A balanced diet is an apple in one hand, a cookie in the other”

Cooking has never been my strong suit. I don’t have an educated background in it, I don’t have a natural talent for it, and I don’t have the personality to enjoy it (aka, I’m too high-strung and it causes me anxiety).

The photo doesn’t do them justice – these bad boys were gooooood

Despite all this, I follow a few recipe sites on Facebook and have pinned a few things on Pinterest, hoping someday I’ll get a burst of cooking inspiration. While it wasn’t a recipe, I did get inspired to try something new today – actually, I had some zucchini and enchilada sauce in the fridge that needed to get used up so I came up with the idea to make enchiladas.

I figured, throw together some black beans, broccoli, spinach, cheese, and spices together, roll em in some tortillas, top with cilantro and Greek yogurt, and voila – I’d have a little something. After baking about 27 mins at 375, the result? I had a little something! My lean, bean, green enchiladas turned out really well.

I was pretty proud of myself for coming up with something so ‘real’ and figuring out a recipe to cook it on my own. Maybe I could become a semi-adventurous chef?

Then, in that same thought, I recalled the week prior when my dinner creation of the night was a package of ramen noodles topped with frozen Asian medley vegetables. So…maybe I won’t become that great a chef anytime soon. But hey, balance, right?

Do you have a super-simple yet delicious recipe? Share it in the comments. Or tweet me a pic of your best food creation at @LindsayIRL. Be sure to include the hasthtag #wellirl.

 

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