My go-to dinner…

For some reason I have been in one of those ruts where I don’t know what to make and it is so hot out that I don’t really feel like making complicated dishes that will have me standing by the stove all night.  I still want something tasty and healthy at the same time.

This is a meal where I usually always have the ingredients and it is seriously so simple but I think that it is delicious and super easy to make.  First what I will do is throw my potatoes in the oven for about 40 mins before we want to eat and then just forget about them until everything else is all done.

I use the individual frozen tilapia fillets.  These are so great because one my husband will eat them and he usually hates fish!  They don’t have to defrost and if you are running low on time or just need something quickly you can literally just throw them in the oven and they will be ready in no time.  I always put low sodium Season All on them and then just bake them in the oven until they are flaky.

The last part is just any veggie that you happen to have on hand I love baby spinach but you could do anything!  It is so easy and quick but delicious and a healthy alternative to throwing a frozen pizza in the oven!

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Thanks for reading!

xo Meg

When in doubt, grill it out…

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!

xo Meg

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Shrimp seasoned with olive oil and old bay

 

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Steak for the hub seasoned with salt and pepper

 

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Looks kind-of messy but so delicious!!