When I prepare meals, I am all about thinking of the various food groups that I want to include (carbs, protein, vegetables, fat), but it needs to be somewhat interesting to me in order for me to feel satisfied.
I can’t simply split my plate in half, and fill one side with veggies, a quarter with meat and a quarter with carbs. That is so boring! Anytime I try to create that perfect, clean and healthy plate, I just end up feeling dissatisfied.
So, when I know I want a basic healthy meal, I still try to mix it up with a bit of character. For instance, with this salmon, I added a delicious peach and mango salsa to spice it up. For the rice, I mixed it in with a variety of colorful veggies and added the absolutely necessary feta to the mix. I also cooked the rice in about a tablespoon of butter to give it that mmm satisfying fat dimension. You don’t want to be too healthy, after all.
Peach and Mango Salmon with Veggie Filled Rice
- 1 salmon fillet (about 6 oz)
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 cup frozen veggies (or any veggies on hand)
- 1/2 cup mushrooms
- 1/3 cup red onion
- 2 T feta cheese
- 2 T peach/mango salsa
- 1 T butter
- 2 t olive oil