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Simple healthy meal.

Updated on March 14, 2010

Pizza vs Fish

So, I consider myself a healthy eater, eating as much fish and veg as possible, and that's due to the fact I do a lot of training, keeping fit, that sort of carry on, also while working long hours in a kitchen. So always busy, yet, I still make sure I eat properly, so I have plenty of energy which helps maintain a strong mind and keeps a smile on my face.

Now, I know there is a lot of people in the same boat, constantly busy, and when you get home from work, the last thing you want to do, is cook right. So you do the usual, stick the pizza in the oven, or the microwave dinner shoved into, well, the microwave. Stuff your face, then crash on the couch, falsely satisfied.

The point I'm trying to make is, In the time you heat the oven, take out the pizza etc. and place in the oven, you could easily have cooked a piece of fish, and veg(frozen even as good as fresh), and by the time the pizza is ready, you would already have finished a nutritious meal, and crashed on the couch, satisfied. Like, It's so easy to do, so much better for you, I can never understand when people say "just don't have the time mate." Well to me that's bull, the hard part is buying the produce, and if you want to feel better, look better, eating healthy is the man, and I'm going to cook my dinner now, and show you how easy and quick it is to do.

Simple Ingredients

- Piece of fish, any ( salmon, mackerel, trout, hake, cod etc.) Here we are using sole.

- Fresh veg, or frozen. I love fresh broccoli, cant get enough.

- Baby potatoes, or brown rice, your choice.

- Lemon wedge

- Salt, pepper and olive oil

15 minute healthy meal

Fish on pan
Fish on pan
Boil potatoes
Boil potatoes
Fresh veg
Fresh veg
Cook together
Cook together
15 Minute healthy meal
15 Minute healthy meal

Perfect Fitness

Ok, now let's say, your just in the door, your hungry, and your new years resolutions promises are slapping your brain eagerly with reminders of the promise you made to eat healthier. So your going to do it, but want it pretty quick, follow these steps as I'm doing the same at the moment.

Step 1. Take of you jacket, go straight to the kitchen avoiding the couch, take out a pot, fill with water, little salt, stick on the stove and heat. Now you're going to use that for either, Baby potatoes ( as I am now) rice or Fresh/ Frozen Veg. What ever you feel like. Then, preheat your oven to 180 degrees.

Step 2. Using a pan, rub a little butter on to it, you can use any type of healthy oil if you like. Lay you piece of fish on to it, in my case today, I have 3 pieces of sole I defrosted(bought a load of it last week, was so cheap) but I normally eat salmon, and I also leave the skin on, no problem, when the fish is cooked you can scrape of and leave to the side or eat it like I do. Squeeze a little lemon or lime over the fish, and a wedge on it too. Now maybe have a quick shower while your potatoes or rice is cooking.

Step 3. Place the pan in the oven, cook the fish, 9 to 10 minutes depending on size, check your veg or rice to time them together. Now to save time(and clean up) I've just added my veg in with my potatoes, which took approximately 10 minutes to cook . Veg takes no more than 3 minutes.

Step 4. Strain the veg, mash your potatoes if you like, add a little salt, take out cooked fish, place everything on the plate, squeeze a little citrus over the fish and veg, and there you go, eat away and enjoy.


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    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      That sounds great, with fish it's easy to replace salt with lemon, same with the veg, and frozen veg is as good as fresh. If it is so hot, and you don't want to stick the oven on but want to eat fish, you can get a nice piece, whatever you like, salmon would be perfect, then slice it thin or dice it,and add a little olive oil, lemon and lime or whisky or any hard liquor, some spice, pepper, and leave it to marinate, in about an hour it's ready to eat, but even better the next day, nice strong flavour, nice for hot weather.

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      8 years ago from US

      I use no fat butter spray(which has some salt) and cook my fish on stove top, add no salt,(even soak fish(talapia) awhile to pull any salt out) but use no salt grill seasoning,(really have to watch my salt) don't you think that would be OK? Getting like 90 here and I can't turn that oven on......? I'm into brown rice now and keep frozen veggies, I put all my fresh ones in smoothies. Sounds like I have to try some salmon, haven't had any since a kid, know its important, will try that, thx, Polly

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thank you Micheal, food rules.

    • Michael Shane profile image

      Michael Shane 

      8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Great tips!

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thank you MissRio.

    • MissRio profile image


      8 years ago from Vero Beach

      Hey There,

      I agree, wine!having a glass now actually...:) LOve it. Thank you for the commebt, i jus posted it and 1 comment! im a bit nervous now knowing you are a chef, but hey..that curry is soo good man.

      On the health buzz, I bought a juice extractor and its fantastic for when you have a busy lifestyle that demands energy. I juice carrots apple celery cucumber..its like having a salad in a glass.

      Ok, chef, have a great day/night and Cape Town South Africa is a destination that you should definitely explore, ots bursting with Possibility and Greatness and Food and Vibe, and ofcourse, the majestical Mountain. { I should blog about this..:)] ciao..

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Oh ye wine wine wine I love it.

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      8 years ago

      Looks luuurrvvelly, just needs a nice glass of Pinot to accompany it :)

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Thank you tipperary, simple is the key.

    • tipperary profile image


      8 years ago

      Simple, but doesnt it look tasty and healthy.

      Love these recipes!

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      No problem dohn121, as I say, keep it simple.

    • dohn121 profile image


      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Wow, what a great east to make meal! I'm definitely bookmarking this one! Thanks for writing a good, helpful first hub!

    • Sherbet Penny profile imageAUTHOR

      Sherbet Penny 

      8 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

      Ha, great stuff, spinach is excellent with anything. As I'm cooking these dinners for myself I'm also sticking them up on the net, feels a little strange ha.

    • JannyC profile image


      8 years ago

      Ohhh Im guilty with the pizza in the oven I usually add a spinach salad with it to add some nutrition. LOL Like the pictures too!


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