Now that the holiday (re: eat fest) is finally over and I have performed an exorcism on my cupboards, refrigerator and cookie jar, I am ready to tackle the LESS part of my New Year's resolution.
Part of my less philosophy is less wine drinking. No more empty calories during the week. A treat or two on the weekend, yes.. I mean life goes on, right? And wine IS life... But no more drinking wine with dinner during the week. Sigh. I do love a good glass of vino or two or three.
But Less Is More and empty calories are banished on weekdays so sadly I have to lock up the wine racks, hide the corkscrew and turn my favorite wine goblet upside down.
This evening's dinner is a 400 calorie menu. It is low in fat, high in vitamins, has plenty of those good fats that we do need (MUFA's), and good fiber. It will also take you only about 20 minutes to make.
Broiled Tilapia with steamed citrus green beans and rosemary potatoes. (serves 4)
Four 4 ounce pieces of tilapia
Dash of smoked (or sweet) paprika
4 cups green beans, washed and tips removed (1 cup per serving)
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Caribbean Citrus (no salt) seasoning
2 cups baby red potatoes (1/2 cup per serving)
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
Preheat broiler to high. Position rack about 3 inches from flame.
Lightly spray a broil proof pan with cooking spray. Place tilapia fillets on pan. Squeeze lemon juice over and sprinkle with paprika. Broil until cooked through, about 4 minutes.
Steam green beans over 1 inch of water until crisp tender and bright green. Sprinkle with Mrs. Dash Caribbean Citrus (no salt) seasoning.
Cook red potatoes in boiling, lightly salted water until easily pierced with tip of knife. Drain. Add olive oil to saute pan. Toss potatoes in oil until coated and hot. Remove from heat and toss with rosemary and freshly ground black pepper.
To drink: A big sparkling glass of Sassy Water.