Healthy lunch… Lime Tilapia Herb Salad, with Rice

Not feeling stellar about myself today. So in order to avoid going back to bad habits of not eating or avoiding eating, I made myself this lunch. It is so tasty.

So enough talking here is the recipe.

Lime Tilapia Herb Salad, with Rice

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup of cooked rice -cook rice to directions on package
  2. 70 g or about 2 cups of herb salad mix
  3. 2 radishes or 25 g sliced
  4. 1 tbs or 10 g rosemary olive oil
  5. 100 g or 2 filet of fish pan seared
  6. Cayenne pepper to taste
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Ground black pepper to taste
  9. 1/2 lime

Directions:

  1. Cook rice according to instructions
  2. Place a tsp of oil or spray pan with pan spray. Let pan get screaming hot, add tilapia and sprinkle with salt, cracked black pepper, and cayenne. Cook about 3 minutes turning only once. Squeeze lime over fish toward end of cooking.
  3. Place 2 cups or 70 g of herb salad mix in a bowl. Slice up the radishes and add to the bowl. Add 1 tbs of oil to the salad bowl. Add salt and and squeeze of lime and toss. Add hot fish flaked in the pan to the bowl.
  4. Plate rice, and salad and enjoy

Recipe stats:
Calories 429, Fat 17.3 g, Fiber 3.8 g, Carbs 40 g, Sodium 70.2 mg,
Protein 38.6 g

I hope you get a chance to try it. Let me know what you think. When ever I have days like this, I try to do the opposite of what my bad habit is. I try to do the healthy positive option that is the opposite. In this case for me it is eating healthy and enjoying good food, instead of avoiding it. Thanks for reading. My respect to you and your family.

Healthy Dinner…Easy Chicken Salad With a Balsamic Honey dressing for a tired mom


Ever have one of those days were dinner time just sneaks up on you? Yeah, me too. Today was one of those days. I have had a great day so far, and bam woah its almost dinner time. So I decided to make a chicken salad. But I made it easy on myself.

I bought a rotisserie chicken. I bought pre-washed salad greens mix, and I chopped up some veggies. I made home made croutons, and the salad dressing. But other than that, I just assembled the salad and served. I am lucky… no I trained my kids to eat well early on… lucky is not the right word. From an early age, I asked my kids to try everything, and was ok if they did not like something the first time. I told them that its okay to not like it, but keep trying it, you may find you like it later. My kids will gladly eat a salad for dinner with no complaints what so ever. I find that kids are more willing to eat things that they see you eating. They are naturally curious about things and so will try things as well. This makes making dinner easier on me.

The croutons are easy to make. Just cut up some bread from a bakery that you like. This is a rosemary olive oil bread. I cut into cubes. I then placed on a baking tray drizzled with olive oil sprinkled salt and a little paprika. Then I placed them under the broiler and let them toast, turning them once.

The croutons are optional obviously. However, I thought it would give the salad a good crunch, and give us some carbs we would need.

Recipe: Easy Chicken Salad With a Balsamic Honey dressing

Ingredients:

  1. Mixed greens
  2. Rotisserie chicken
  3. Cherry Tomatoes
  4. Green onions
  5. Cucumbers
  6. Baby Portabella Mushrooms
  7. Bread cut into cubes
  8. Salt
  9. pepper
  10. paprika
  11. 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  12. 1 tbs honey
  13. 1 tbs olive oil

Directions:

  1. Cut veggies as you would like to have them in your salad. (e.g. slice the cucumbers, quarter the tomatoes, slice onions, slice mushrooms) place a bed of lettuce on the plate, add the veggies, and then portion out the chicken.
  2. Croutons: cube bread, turn oven on to broil, drizzle bread with olive oil, season with a pinch of salt, and some paprika. Toast on one side a few minutes, then flip bread cubes and toast on the other side.
  3. Dressing: Mix together in a measuring jug, 1 tbs olive oil, 2 tbs of basalmic vinegar, 1 tbs of honey, pinch of salt and cracked pepper to taste. Mix together all ingredients, and drizzle about 1 tbs over salad. 1 tbs of dressing is about 42 oz. = 48 calories, and 3.5 g Fat

Calroies/Stats for this is for one serving of salad:

  1. 73 g spring mix greens
  2. 42 g sliced cucumbers
  3. 32 g cherry tomato
  4. 42 g mushrooms
  5. 130 g rotisserie chicken
  6. 42 oz or 1 tbs of dressing
  7. 33 g croutons

Calories 441, Fat 12.9 g, Fiber 1.7 g, Carbs 35.2 g, Sodium 998 mg, Protein 37.2 g

Eating well can be easy. I find that people think that to eat well you have to make it complicated. That is just not the case. Sometimes a simple salad is the way to go. If you are a busy mom, and dinner time sneaks up on you. Try making this.

Healthy Lunch…Breezy Caprese Salad

This my take on a fast Caprese salad. I used tomatoes, cucumbers, dried basil because I forgot to get fresh basil at the store, and mozzarella pearls. For the dressing I used balsamic vinegar and a garlic olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.

This is quick, easy, healthy, and most importantly delicious.

Recipe:

  • Tomatoes diced
  • cucumber diced
  • pearl mozzarella
  • balsamic
  • garlic infused olive oil you can sub regular olive oil
  • basil fresh preferably or dried
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Chop veggies to bite size
  • Toss veggies and mozzarella
  • in a separate bowl lightly mix oil, salt, pepper, and basil. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy

Stats:

Calories 253, Fat 17.7 g, Fiber 3.7 g, Carbs 11.6 g, Sodium 146 mg, Protein 17.1 g

Thanks for reading this far. Let me know what you think if you get to try this.