Monday, January 06, 2014
My main nutritional goal for this year is to eat clean as often as I can. I'm pleased to say that it's been working out pretty well so far.
This noon, my daughter made some bean and rice burritos that were to die for...and made plenty for days to come. Filled with pinto beans, brown rice, corn, cilantro, and spices, we wrapped them up in whole grain tortillas and topped them with some avocado and some Greek yogurt. TASTY!
We find a lot of our recipes in All You magazine, which I LOVE to read from cover to cover as soon as I get it in the mail. Tonight, I decided to make Ginger Soy Tilapia with some stir-fry veggies on the side.
The fish was so easy-peasy...I have found a 3-pound package of tilapia at our grocery store that will give us 3-4 meals for under $8. I thawed out the fillets, then put each on a square of tinfoil. I topped each with fresh grated ginger, a Tbsp of soy sauce, a 1/2 tsp of sesame oil, and fresh cracked pepper. Then I tightly wrapped each in their own little tinfoil packets and popped them in the oven for 15-20 at 425 degrees.
While they were cooking, I took a couple teaspoons of minced garlic and warmed it in a Tbsp of EVOO. I added a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies and some bottled teriyaki sauce to make a quick side dish.
I know that the veggies could have been "better" without the sugary sauce and that I didn't have low-sodium soy sauce on hand, so the fish was a tad on the salty side. But this is how I'm planning things from here on out...trial and error.
For a snack tonight, I had a couple small Honeycrisp apples with 2 Tbsp of my peanut/coconut spread drizzled all over them...heaven!
Tomorrow's my dad's 86th birthday, so there will be pizza and my daughter's famous sweet potato pecan pie for dessert tomorrow night. No big thing. Light lunch and portion control at dinner is the plan!
Until tomorrow....take care of yourselves!!!