I have been snacking on Trader Joe’s Wasabi Peas all night! These are so addicting! I need to learn self control around them!
Our dinner was eaten in front of the TV while watching Biggest Loser.
Dinner was done in thirty minutes, Rachel Ray style.
First I preheated the oven to 450 degrees. As the oven was preheating I rinsed and halved a pint of brussels sprouts, and then seasoned them with one tablespoon of olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and crushed chili pepper flakes. Then I popped them into the oven for 30 minutes.
While the sprouts were cooking I made the sauce for our fish (from last month’s issue of Clean Eating Magazine). In the food processor, I mixed 1 1/2 cups loosely packed parsley, 1/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 cup capers, 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, and black pepper. This sauce is pretty salty from the capers so don’t be tempted to add any salt. This recipe made 4 servings so expect to see it later this week (it’s great over chicken, too).
With about 15 minutes left to go I rinsed three baby yukons and quartered them. Then I put them in a steamer basket in a sauce pot with about an inch of simmering water, covered.
I them seasoned two cod filets with sea salt and black pepper, put them on a baking dish covered in cooking spray, and stuck them in the oven for the last 8 minutes of cooking.
When everything was done I took the fish out of the oven and onto plates and covered each filet with 1/4 of the sauce. I tossed the sprouts with white wine vinegar (I was a little too heavy-handed… I’ll probably measure out a couple teaspoons next time) and a little bit of honey and plated them. I took the potatoes off the stove and tossed them with a teaspoon of olive oil and sea salt, pepper, and paprika and onto the plates they went.
DUN-ZO. In half an hour. This meal was full of nutrients and super quick.
Tonight was also treat night! One serving of Girl Scout cookies is two cookies, so I split up my serving between one Thank You Berry Munch cookie…
And one Samoa, eaten straight out of the freezer! It tasted like a frozen candy bar! Oddly enough, my trainer recommended eating them this way! He must be onto something!
Biggest Loser was so good tonight. I’ll miss you, Mumma Cheryl :(. Cheryl is my mom’s name, too, so obvi I was rooting for her!