I'm here to call you out on that old excuse, "I can't cook". Sure eating out, bringing in and making processed prepared meals is easier, sometimes a little bit faster and I would say once in a while, cheaper (depends on what and how much food of course but you can feed a whole family a healthy meal with a head of broccoli, a couple of cups of brown rice and a couple of chicken breasts...it's all how you throw it together).
So the first step here is determining whether you "can't" cook, or just don't want to. There is a difference. There are certainly nights that I don't want to, I get it. But let's think about the big picture.
- If you're trying to lose weight, cooking at home is one of the best ways to do just that. You have control over what you cook and how you cook it.
- If you want you and your family to eat healthier in general, this is the way to do that.
- If you want your children to leave the nest with some clue as to how to use a kitchen to feed themselves, this is for you.
I made this video on a Monday night while cooking dinner (in my rattiest sweat pants). I sped it up, but you're not missing anything behind the scenes other than the stirring of some vegetables. And I KNOW you can do that. This is my kids favorite way to eat salmon, it's very tasty and as you can see very simple to prepare. And the good news is, if you made the fried rice from my last blog post, you'll have another recipe to use up that extra miso you have on hand!
Miso Glazed Salmon with Brown Rice and Veggies
2 cups brown rice (cook according to directions or with chicken broth)
4 wild caught salmon filets
2 Tbs miso paste
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs water
1/4 cup brown sugar
Your favorite stir fry veggies, chopped
Whisk together miso, soy sauce, water and brown sugar. Lay salmon on a foil lined baking sheet coated lightly with cooking spray. Pre-heat oven to broil, high. Heat a large pan over med heat and either saute veg in a little oil or steam using a splash of chicken broth (1/4-1/2 cup depending on how many veggies are in there) and a splash of soy sauce (about a Tbs) for added flavor. Place fish in the oven on an upper rack, you may need to vent the door (as seen in the video). Fish will take between 6-10 minutes depending on thickness (check after 6 minutes and add time if needed). That's it.
You've totally got this, your family is going to love it and you're going to feel so good after eating this dinner! If it doesn't go perfect, who cares? You'll do it even better next time!