Healthy Recipes I Made This Week

posted by Julie -

This is my 3rd week of attempting to be healthier...I kinda fell off the wagon (like CATAPULTED off) this past weekend, so I really needed to amp it up to get back on track this week. 

This week, I wanted to share just a couple recipes, for:

-Dill Salmon

-General Tso's Chicken

Panko Crusted Dill Salmon

This is a good one, and SO EASY.  Like...unreal easy.  I don't make it too often, because Andrew doesn't like eating salmon for dinner...he says it never fills him up enough to be dinner...weirdo. :)  But he went to the Sabres game on Tuesday (ouch), so I was on my own for dinner, and got to treat myself to this one!  I have a honey glazed salmon recipe that maybe I'll share next week...but for now, this one because it's SO EASY and SO HEALTHY.  I don't use a recipe, because this one is easy to do to taste, so here's what I use in it:

Prep:  5 min                 Cook:  15-20 min                Ready in: 20-25 min

Ingredients:

salmon filet

Greek yogurt (I use a couple tbsp per person)

baby dill (I use about 2 oz per person)

Panko bread crumbs - white or wheat

pan-searing flour

salt and pepper

oil

Directions: 

Sprinkle filet with salt and pepper, then flour.  Heat oil in a skillet, then add salmon.  Sear on each side until golden, 1-2 min per side.  Transfer to a pan lined with foil (I use cooking spray here) and place in oven at 375.  Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

While salmon is baking, combine Greek yogurt with dill.  Once salmon is close to done (with 1-2 minutes left), top with Greek yogurt mixture and sprinkle breadcrumbs on top.  

I had this with brown rice that I souped up with a tbsp of butter, salt and cracked pepper, and more dill.  It was so good!  Enjoy!

General Tso's Chicken

YOU GUYS this one was so easy, I'm almost embarrassed to include this as a recipe.  But sometimes, there are ingredients at Wegmans (or other supermarkets) you might NEVER know about, so you need someone to tell you about them so you can try them for yourself!  Enter Wegmans' organic General Tso's sauce.  It's actually REALLY not bad for you...at all!  First ingredient is water!  There's only 35 calories and 0 fat in 2 tbps...the salt is where this gets you, so don't be TOO generous with it!

That being said, here's what I put in my stir fry this week:

Ingredients:

chicken breast

Wegmans' organic General Tso's sauce

oil

salt and pepper

green beans

red peppers

onions

carrots

water chestnuts

sesame seeds

Directions: 

Cut chicken breasts up into small pieces.  Heat oil in wok (or large skillet if you don't have a wok!) and add chicken.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook until chicken is no longer pink, 5-10 min.  Add vegetables and enough sauce to coat, cover and cook another 10 minutes.  Serve with rice and additional sauce if desired.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds (or, Andrew added sunflower seeds to his).

We tried this sauce for the first time this week (I think it might be new?), and it was fantastic.  Another super healthy meal, and it was QUICK.  I trimmed the chicken and cut the veggies the night before, so I literally had dinner ready in like, 20 minutes!!

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