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this can all go right in the oven!

Most nights I get home from work and I’m itching to get in the kitchen to start cooking. Granted, this is a recently discovered passion and who knows if such excitement will fizzle, but for now I’m excited to cook.

But that wasn’t always the case. So here’s a trouble-free recipes for the beginning of the week when you’re still remembering the good times of the weekend or already planning the next. This literally requires 10 mins of prep and 20 mins in the oven, then instant healthy and satisfying dinner magically appears.

note the red wine alongside this balanced meal šŸ™‚

Trouble-Free Tuesday for Two

1 lb of frozen or fresh salmon fillets (Trader Joes is good or go to your fish counter, just ask for”1 lb salmon fillet” and don’t be scared to ask questions!)

Ā½ tomato, thinly sliced

2 medium sweet potatoes

1 bunch asparagus

2 cloves garlic, chopped

salt, pepper, garlic powder (to season fish and asparagus)

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400Ā° F.
  2. Pierce potatoes with a fork on both sides. Microwave for 3 minutes, turn, then microwave for another 3 minutes until a little soft.
  3. Cut the ends off the asparagus spears. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place asparagus and potatoes on sheet. Sprinkle asparagus with salt, pepper and some chopped garlic (if available).
  4. Place salmon on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Top with tomato slices.
  5. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until asparagus starts to sizzle. Bake a little less if you prefer your fish more rare.

Note: Buy a little extra fish (1.5 lbs), follow the same process and save leftovers to top a salad for lunch tomorrow. While baking, throw some lettuce and extra tomatoes in a Tupperware container. Allow fish and asparagus to cool then throw the leftovers in with the salad. Lunch and Dinner ā€“ DONE!

P.S. ā€“ If you like to bring salads to work with leftovers from the night before ā€“ this site is great for travel size salad dressings and this awesome peanut butter packets. If you don’t want to bring an entire bottle of dressing because you know you’ll get sick of it by day 3 OR your work/school cafeteria charges $0.32 for a kids-size dollop of dressing ā€“ these packets are perfect for you! http://www.minimus.biz

go ahead, squeeze away!

AND they have Justin’s PB and AB in handy to-go packets. Keep ’em in your purse to spread on apples, bananas, crackers, or just squeeze it right into your mouth! haha i laugh but know i wouldn’t hesitate to do so. Enjoy!

What do you guys like to make for dinner when you’re just not in the mood to slave away for hours in the kitchen?