Quick & Easy – On the Run – Daylight Saving Time

Seems like once Monday morning arrives until Friday afternoon ends, all I do is run around. I am sure that statement is probably true for most of us; it seems that we are always on the run. Whether it is running to see a soccer game or shopping for groceries, we all need to find more hours in the day. This weekend is Daylight Saving Time, during which, unless you live in a cave, you know that we turn the clocks ahead an hour on Saturday at 2 a.m., which is really not a big deal, but it seems to throw your biological clock way off.

I am already stressing that I won’t finish everything this week, as though that extra hour will make all the difference. I found several recipes that I can make in a short amount of time and will still be healthy. My favorite that I just recently found is:

Salmon-in-a-Snap

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
4 1-inch-thick salmon fillets (about 1 lb.)
1/2 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning or 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 medium orange, halved and very thinly sliced
2 C. small broccoli florets
1 C. reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 C. water
1 tsp. bottled minced roasted garlic or minced garlic
1 C. couscous

Directions

Lightly coat a shallow baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. Season salmon fillets with lemon-pepper seasoning. Arrange fillets in prepared pan. Drizzle with the soy sauce. Top with orange slices. Bake, covered, in a 450 degree F oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish just flakes easily when tested with a fork. Meanwhile, in a 2- qt. saucepan bring broccoli, chicken broth, water, and garlic just to boiling. Cook, covered, about 3 minutes or until broccoli is barely crisp-tender. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Serve fish over hot cooked couscous and broccoli.

Yield: 4 servings

I guess the bottom line is don’t stress and just do what you can. And check out some of these time saving Quick & Easy recipes.

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