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
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 freelance marketing jobs, minor league baseball games, creating new cookie recipes, 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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