Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fish tacos with strawberry/chia seed salsa

Tonight's dinner is a fish taco with strawberry/chia seed salsa, and an edamame/corn salad with lemon dressing on the side.

Nutritional stats: fish taco 275 calories, side salad 89 calories. 44 g carbs, 37 g protein, 11 g fat, 20 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 488 mg sodium.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Quickie Lunch: Mint Pesto Sandwich

Sometimes I just don't feel like cooking - that's when I "borrow" some bread from my boyfriend's side of the pantry (yeah, he gets to use about 3 % of our total kitchen space) and whip up some easy spread using whatever I have at home. This mint pesto is heavily inspired by a recipe I found on Martha Stewart's website. :)

Nutritional stats: 284 calories, 31 g carbs, 7 g protein, 16 g fat, 4 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 178 mg sodium. These could probably have improved a lot if I had gone out and bought some healthy bread, etc etc... but who cares? It was delish!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Meatless Monday! Gingered sesame encrusted tofu and roasted potato salad

It's Meatless Monday, so I'm having a vegan dinner: gingered sesame encrusted tofu and roasted potato salad with apple cider vinegar, whole leaf sage and some more spices. The potato salad is loosely based on a recipe from SELF, but they suggested serving it with fried chicken. Uh, I don't think so!!!

Nutritional stats: 343 calories, 52 g carbs, 15 g protein, 10 g fat, 9 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 89 mg sodium.

Fish for lunch! Lettuce cup with coriander-rubbed cod and peach salsa

Cheating on Meatless Monday: lettuce cup with coriander-rubbed cod and peach salsa, brown rice with parsley and pine nuts on the side.

Nutritional stats: 453 calories, 70 g carbs, 29 g protein, 9 g fat, 9 g fiber, 21 g sugar, 367 mg sodium.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Goat Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers & Nutmeg/Lemon Baked Cod With Nectarine Salsa

Sunday dinner! Appetizer: red bell peppers stuffed with goat cheese, 143 calories. Entree: nutmeg- and lemon-baked cod with nectarine salsa, 176 calories.

Nutritional stats for both dishes together: 298 calories, 30 g carbs, 28 g protein, 6 g fat, 7 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 476 mg sodium.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Creamy potato/pear soup with carrot and parmesan

Borrowed a recipe from Clean Eating and put those "near expiry date" potatoes and pears in my fridge to good use! I added the cherry tomatoes as a little "dessert". :)

Nutritional stats: 365 calories, 73 g carbs, 12 g protein, 5 g fat, 14 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 448 mg sodium.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A favorite of mine: steamed beet, goat cheese and edamame salad

When in doubt, I always make my beloved steamed beet, goat cheese and edamame salad for lunch or dinner. Today I served it with a lemon/agave vinaigrette, but it's just as good with a sprinkle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar!

Nutritional stats: 391 calories, 32 g carbs, 20 g protein, 21 g fat, 9 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 194 mg sodium.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Super spicy Sunday lunch: African Bird Chili Shrimp and Coconut-Broccoli Rice

I wanted to try something on the spicy side and made African Bird Chili Shrimp (196 calories) and Coconut-Broccoli Rice (223 calories) for lunch today. Seriously, I thought my mouth was going to burn up.... either I need to get used to spicier foods, or I need to learn how to measure properly when using African Bird Chili. But served with about 4 gallons of water, it was still a pretty yummy meal. :D

Nutritional stats: 459 calories, 65 g carbs, 31 g protein, 11 g fat, 10 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 496 mg sodium.