Cleaning out the Fridge Pasta Salad

Happy Monday! This weekend was a whirlwind. Although I had off on Friday for summer hours, I spent the day running outside, doing errands and going to my internist for a checkup. Besides talking about the usual, my knee has started to bother me lately, so I wanted to get her thoughts. Like I suspected, she thought my runner’s knee was creeping up on me again (I started having problems with this last year while training for a half marathon, but it went away after I took a break from running after the race).

Needless to say, although I’ve been working out like crazy, my diet has been less than stellar (especially on the weekends where we are much more social). My solution is clean eating during the week – more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and less sweets!

Breakfast today was a smoothie (1 banana + ½ cup 1% milk + 1 scoop of chocolate Women’s Ultra Mega) and some Farmer’s Market Trio from Peeled Snacks.

Last night, I cleaned out our fridge to make a pasta salad for today’s lunch. This is a great on-the-go meal that you can assemble once and eat for days on end.

This pasta salad is a great way to use some odds n’ ends veggies in your fridge. Here’s the recipe:


Question: How do you get back on the horse after a weekend of indulgent eating? And for those of you with runner’s knee, any advice?


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2 Responses to “Cleaning out the Fridge Pasta Salad”

  • I love this idea! Goat cheese in pasta salad (ok Goat cheese in anything) sounds delicious! My favorite way to cook is with whatever I’ve got on hand. Do you cook your edamame yourself or buy it pre-cooked?

    • I buy my edamame shelled without the pods in the frozen section. Usually when I make the pasta I’ll add the edamame 5 minutes before the noodles are done. You can also defrost them in the fridge and add them that way.

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