The weekends are always the hardest for me to stay on track and eat healthy. Since I typically do not work on the weekends, there naturally tends to be less structure throughout the day. We wake up whenever little man decides its time to get up. Thankfully, that was not until 9AM this past weekend. 🙂
The time we wake up influences what we do for breakfast. Since I knew we had some things to get done Saturday, we just had some fresh fruit and yogurt, then we got ready and got on our way. My husband was beyond excited that a Trader Joe’s had opened up near us. It was out favorite place to grocery shop when we lived in Philadelphia, and have been waiting 5 years since we moved to Tampa for one to open. Now, we still had to drive an hour to get to it, but it was so worth it!! And since we were near the outlet stores, we stopped there for a bit. Little man needed some new clothes. He is growing far too fast!!! I also needed to pick up a birthday present for someone, but can’t say who, just in case he/she reads this!
So, because of a busy weekend, and usually eating on the go, I like to try to go vegetarian for our dinner on Monday which will typically include fish or seafood of some sort. Tonight that was cod that we picked up while at Trader Joe’s for a fantastic price! I took to the Internet to find something I had never made before, but something that was also easy and quick since I do work. Below is our healthy Monday meal.
Creamy Fish Bake
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen broccoli spears, cooked and drained
4-5 pieces cod fillet (may be able to fit up to 6 pieces depending on the size of the fillets)
2 (10.75 ounce) cans cream of broccoli soup
2/3 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup reduced fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoon margarine, melted
1/4 teaspoon old bay seasoning, plus extra to sprinkle on top
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray 13×9 glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
Arrange cooked broccoli in the bottom of the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
Place fish on top of broccoli. Season fish with salt and pepper.
Mix soup and milk and pour over fish. Sprinkle with cheese.
Mix bread crumbs, margarine, and old bay. Evenly distribute on top, then sprinkle with additional old bay on top.
Bake uncovered at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until fish is done.
**Recipe credit: All Recipes
The addition of the old bay seasoning was a suggestion I came across as I read through the reviews. It was a fantastic substitute for paprika. Definitely made the dish taste better!!
This was a delicious, healthy, and easy weeknight meal. Even better that little man liked it too!!