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Dinner in 25.

In a crunch for time but feel like having a satisfying meal (and dessert)?

Well, have I got a combo for you…

Salsified Egg Sandwich

  • fried egg, sprinkled with a little fat free Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/4 avocado, cut into thin slices
  • 1 multigrain sandwich thin
  • some delicious mild salsa, drop as needed on top of avocado and egg
  • a tiny bit of butter

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I’m not usually a fan of salsa with eggs, but this was just enough to add some flavor to this simple, healthy version of an egg and cheese!

Served with: steamed broccoli and carrots

  1. wash fresh broccoli and carrots
  2. peel carrots, rinse, chop in to bite size pieces
  3. cut off pieces of broccoli
  4. place in microwave safe dish, sprinkle some water on top
  5. place a lit (not tight) or saran wrap on dish
  6. microwave 4ish minutes
  7. add seasonings, eat.

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Now for dessert…

Healthy Berrylicious Crisp:  adapted from my new Weight Watchers cookbook! (see recipe: Spiced Double Berry Crisp in the book for original)

  1. 1 1/2 cups frozen berries
  2. 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  3. grated zest of orange
  4. a little salt

Mix the above, add to bottom of tiny casserole dish.

  1. 1/8 cup all purpose (or whole wheat) flour
  2. 1/3 cup rolled oats
  3. 1/8 – 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  4. 1/2 tbsp melted butter
  5. 1/2 tbsp  canola, or EVOO
  6. a little cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice

Blend the above until everything is stuck together and slightly moist, then sprinkle on top of berry mixture.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for roughly 20-25 minutes.

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**This is a tiny, tiny dish probably meant for two or three servings.  The recipe was adapted so I could make less, but feel free to change it as you wish.**

I served 1/4 of the berry crisp with a large spoonful of some Weight Watchers brand turtle ice cream I am trying to use up, and voila:

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This was even better than I thought! The orange zest made the entire dish fruity and flavorful, the berry juices turned into a thicker sauce, and when mixed with the ice cream it was an absolutely refreshing dessert.  And the best part? Only 5ish points on the weight watchers plan. 

To put this dinner together all at once:

  1. prepare berry dessert as directed, place in oven
  2. prepare veggies as directed, place in microwave for 4ish minutes
  3. heat up frying pan, add spray of olive oil
  4. put sandwich thin into toaster, turn on.
  5. add egg to pan and let fry, flip over, then add cheese to melt
  6. while egg is cooking, slice up avocado
  7. butter sandwich thin
  8. add avocado, cheesy egg, some drops of salsa and a little salt/pepper to sandwich thin
  9. take steaming veggies out of microwave, season with some butter spray, garlic powder, salt, pepper
  10. put dinner items on plate, enjoy while your dessert finishes.
  11. DONE. Easy, peasy, quick and healthy dinner.

Other photos from today…

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Me, on my way to work. (Ignore awkward facial expression…focus on cute shirt/necklace).

 

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New cookbook that my mom sent me in the mail!!!!! Yay Smile

Phew.  I can’t even believe it’s almost 9 o’clock! Where has this afternoon gone?

Tomorrow’s plan:

  • morning run
  • breakfast
  • LOADS of cleaning/laundry
  • shower
  • **trip to Trader Joe’s for a few fruits/veggies/almond butter/agave**
  • movie night with friends

<3, Jenna

What are your favorite quick, easy meals?  I often lean towards some variation of egg sandwich and veggies…I think I just love eggs Smile

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