Do you find that after you eat you have energy and then 1 or 2 hours latter you are either hungry or tired? Do you get 6-8 hours sleep a night and feel sluggish during the day? If so then the food you are consuming is probably to blame. A balanced meal with the right ratio of protein, good carbohydrates, and monounsaturated fats will keep you going for 4-5 hours after eating. Here is a recipe for a healthy, delicious balanced meal:
Roasted Haddock with Dijon-Lemon sauce topped with Kalamata olives, Swiss Chard with Quinoa, salad, and Clementine
- 1 pound haddock cut into 4 equal pieces
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 3 finely chopped kalamata olives
- 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped flat parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- Herbamare * to taste
- Sea Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven 400 degrees (can use convection roast if available) In a small bowl add lemon juice, garlic, mustard and herbs (not chili powder), with a small whisk gradually add the olive oil. Mix until a thick consistency. Use a stainless steel baking pan, large enough for the fish to lay flat, spray bottom and sides with olive oil Pam. Place fish in pan and pour sauce over fish, sprinkle with chopped olives, Herbamare or salt and pepper, and chili powder. Bake for 10 minutes, check to make sure fish is done (separates easily with fork). Serve.
*Herbamare is found in Whole Food markets and other health food stores, it is 12 different organic herbs seeped for 1 year with sea salt and then ground to a seasoning. Gives food an instant lift!
Swiss Chard with Quinoa- serves 8
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 red onion diced
- 1 large bunch Swiss chard, cleaned and chopped into bite size pieces
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- Sea salt & pepper
- almond slivers (optional)
Rinse quinoa with cold water. Place in heavy pot add 2 cups water and bring to boil. Then cover pan and reduce heat to low for 20 minutes. Heat large frying pan over medium heat, add 2 teaspoons olive oil, when hot add red onion until lightly brown. Add Swiss Chard and saute until cooked (about 8 minutes). When quinoa is done, fluff with a fork, add vegetables to quinoa, sea salt, or Herbamare, extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasonings. Leftovers maybe reheated at a later time.
These two recipes with a salad and Clementine for dessert will be filling, and give you energy for 4-6 hours.
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