A Quick, Healthy Dinner for a Lazy Night

It has been a fun couple of weeks in our house.  First, allergy season attacked, followed by  some nasty colds this weekend that put both Jon and I out of commission on Sunday and Monday.

Sunday night, we were lazy and called for a pizza for dinner. And it was good! 🙂 Still, we have been trying to watch what we eat, getting more veggies, fruit, and fish into our diet.  Somehow, pizza didn’t seem to fit that goal.

So, last night, I decided I headed to the kitchen to make a quick, healthy dinner.  Seriously, I was in and out of the kitchen in 20 minutes, including prep time.  Can’t complain about that!

I started with some jasmine rice.  I added lime zest, cilantro, and kosher salt to the water and cooked it as usual.

Once that was on, I turned my oven to broil.  I brushed two filets of Mahi-Mahi with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  I put them on a baking tray, and popped them under the broiler for 15 minutes, turning after five minutes.

For a vegetable, I threw together an Asian slaw salad with some pre-chopped coleslaw mix I had in the fridge.  I just poured a ginger dressing over it and added some slivered almonds and cilantro.  To this point, it took 10 minutes.  So, I flipped the fish, and headed to the sofa for a break. 🙂

Ten minutes later, my rice and fish were done.  All that was left was to plate it up.  I filled the plate with slaw and rice, then topped the rice with the fish.  I squeezed a lime over everything, then spooned a bit of pre-made peach salsa over the fish.  Easy-peasy, healthy dinner, even on a night where I didn’t want to move off the sofa.

Mahi and rice
Mahi and rice
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Don’t forget the Slaw!
Did I mention the yummy mixed berry sorbet for desert? Gret treat for a sore throat!
Did I mention the yummy mixed berry sorbet for desert? Gret treat for a sore throat!

Even better? It was delicious! 🙂 My only regret? I didn’t make enough for leftovers! 😉

How do you handle cooking on those days when you just want to curl up and take a nap? Do you have any quick, healthy meal ideas? Feel free to share in the comments! 🙂

 

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Susi Borath finds time to write between minor league baseball games, creating new cookie recipes, trying out new Pinterest-inspired crafts, and juggling more laundry than any two people should be able to produce. You can find more about her at http://susiborath.com or follow @susiborath on Twitter.

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