So last night after I got back from my run I had no idea what to make for dinner and of course we waited to the last minuet… again! My husband and I will try to meal plan for the week so that we aren’t starving and end up making something quick and unhealthy but it usually only lasts for a week and then we end up forgetting to plan out the next weeks meals. It was getting late and we needed to figure out something quick but healthy at the same time. I looked in the fridge and saw that I had romaine lettuce, I forget where I saw a recipe for Caesar salad with grilled romaine and I have been wanting to try it out. After running in the 90 degree heat creamy dressing was just not going to fly, so I just used some olive oil, salt, and pepper. I also had jumbo portobello mushroom caps and my husband was having a cut of meat which I don’t remember what its called… whoops! We usually always have shrimp in the freezer which are great because they defrost really quickly, I just put them in a bowl of warm water and they quick really fast especially on the grill.
I basically just used a little extra virgin olive-oil, salt, and pepper on everything and threw it all on the grill. Everything cooked really quickly and it seemed random at first, but was actually a delicious dinner that was light but filling at the same time. After I grilled my veggies and shrimp i put it all together on top of the romaine, you could also substitute chicken if you don’t like seafood, or just add more veggies if you are vegan. We also added a sweet potato on the side, I microwaved the potatoes for 5 mins and then cooked them in the oven and they didn’t take nearly as long!
Grilling is another reason I love summer because you can really grill anything and it usually always tastes fresh and delicious! So when in doubt open your fridge and I am sure you can find something to throw on the grill and you will have a healthy and quick meal in no time!