The end of the holidays always brings about a much slower pace, which makes it such a perfect time to recommit to things like eating healthfully, getting more sleep, living more slowly. There is a much more feasible end in sight to cold weather, a promise of spring, and a need to try new things.
I like to change up my recipe roundup around this time of year, not just to eat more healthfully, but to challenge myself to make new things. I tend to let myself get stuck in a rut around the holidays because it’s just so much easier than doing all new menus during the busiest season of the year. However, once the new year rolls around I get excited to figure out new ways to amp up old favorites!
The idea of “hiding” vegetables in a recipe is always kind of foreign to me, mainly because I’m one of the lucky ones who has always loved them. After having two kids, though, I see that sometimes it becomes necessary to “gently persuade” people that the flavor of vegetables is actually great! This quick green goddess dressing is simple to throw together and makes it very easy to simply mix and serve this rice dish for any meal or gathering. I think it’s best to stir together when the rice is about room temperature and the dressing is cold; feel free to serve as you see fit.
Put simply? Amp up that menu with a boost of healthy greens and incredible flavor!