Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday Night Dinner

Well, if you all thought I was crazy about fitness/nutrition before, I've really gone off the deep end now. I basically wiped out all foods that are not clean and made a grocery list 75 items long.  This was done after picking the most appealing clean diet meals I could find on fitness blogs, etc.  After hitting up two grocery stores I came home with lots of yummy nutritous food.  I didn't waste anytime trying out the new recipes either!

Sunday night dinner included cashew crusted salmon, sweet potato wedges, and green beans.  I made oatmeal banana mini loaves for dessert/breakfast.  If I do say so myself, all of the above were a hit!  Now that the kids are gone there were even leftovers for lunch today and probably tomorrow as well.  That isn't stopping me for cooking and baking as I type though;) I always change up recipes to make them my own and of course add my favorite milled flax seed to everything!

Cashew Crusted Salmon (1.25 lbs)

Can you smell that wild caught Alaskan goodness?

Cashew Crusted Salmon (Serves 4)

  • 1 1/4 lb. wild caught Alaskan salmon
  • 2/3 c. raw cashews
  • 2/3 c. parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. basil (optional)
  • 1 1/4 tbsp. olive oil
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Combine cashews, parmesan cheese, basil and olive oil in a food processor and pulse until mixture is fine.
  • Top a cookie sheet with foil and place salmon on top of the foil.
  • Top salmon with cashew crumbs and place another sheet of foil over the salmon, sealing the fish within the foil.
  • Bake for 12 minutes before removing foil and baking for another 3 – 5 minutes, until topping is slightly brown and fish is fully cooked.
*Adapted from 
Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
 Baked Sweet Potato Wedges (serves 2-4 people)
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • Dash a of sea salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees
  2. Wash and slice a large sweet potato
  3. Place wedges in a plastic bag with a tablespoon or two of canola oil, sea salt, and pepper.  Shake until thoroughly covered.
  4. Put wedges on foil covered cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.  
  5. Flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes. 
My delicious plate!

Oatmeal Banana Mini Loaf

Banana Bread Mini Loaves (makes 2 loaves)
  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons milled flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon greek yogurt
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon apple butter (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Stir oats, baking soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl
  3. Add banana, egg white, and apple butter and mix until there are no clumps
  4. Spray mini loaf pans with baking spray and pour batter into pan
  5. Bake 15-18 minutes, until loaves are set and spring back when touched lightly on top
*Adapted from

Off to take out tonight's meal from the oven!


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