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

Romantic dinner for one…

So tonight I just had to make dinner for myself and I was thinking why bother making something for just one person, but then I realized I was starving and needed to figure out something quick before I started to eat all of my daughters snacks! I am so happy I decided to spend the extra 10 minutes of making a real meal instead of snacking and being hungry later.

I had bought a piece of salmon the other day and decided on that. It has been raining like crazy here so grilling is not an option. I decided to bake the salmon at 350 for about 30 mins first I seasoned it with McCormick grill mates for salmon and put it in the oven.

Usually every week I make up a big batch of brown rice or quinua to use throughout the week. It is so much easier to make a bunch of it at once and have it in the fridge, then you can easily toss it in salads, quesadillas, or stir frys. This week was quinua so I just put some on a plate drizzled a little olive oil and cayenne pepper and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds.
I for some reason always love having spinach with salmon and I had plenty in the fridge so that was my veggie sautéed with a little salt and pepper.

The dish really didn’t take much time at all and it turned out so delicious the cayenne actually went perfect with the salmon seasoning and gave it just a little kick! I can’t wait to make this combo again!

xo Meg