Monday, June 14, 2010

My Weeknight Dinner

Here's a look at what I some times eat during a weeknight dinner when I am not crunching through food books and research. Many of the recipes featured on my blog can be mixed and matched to create a complete meal, with adequate protein, vegetables and healthy carbohydrates.

The dinner plate featured above has a piece of simple baked cod with lemon slices, Italian flat leaf parsley and fresh tarragon, a super easy spicy stir fry of fresh shiitake mushrooms, spinach, onions and tomatoes and some mint infused couscous.

Note the relative portions of protein, carbohydrates and vegetables. A healthy meal should have 2/3 of the plate consisting of vegetables. Half of the rest of the plate with a healthy carbohydrate, preferably whole grain that is high in fiber and the rest can be a healthy protein.

P.S. Yes....the cod in this meal is a little larger than ideal. But honestly, I was just too lazy to cut the piece of cod into 2 and freeze them separately. :) It's a week night my friends!



Kristin said...

All of your food is so beautiful and yummy looking Kelly! I appreciate that you have a lot of good practical advice on your blog and that the meals are designed for one person. I look forward to trying your recipes! :)

Kelly said...

Hi Kristin,

I am so glad you like the content so far! And thank you so much for the encouragement! Yes, do try the recipes and let me know how it goes. :)