Sunday, August 5, 2012
Fish Taco Salad
My severe Type A personality makes me want to be the perfect mom and cook everything from scratch ALL THE TIME.
Unfortunately there just aren't enough hours in the day for that to be a reality. That's why I love looking for products that allow me to trade my time in the kitchen for time with my daughter. These Van de Kamps 90 Calorie Fish Fillets are a great weeknight option for when we are super stressed. And no, I'm not being bribed by the Van de Kamp's rulers... they are just a quick and tasty option for when I am short on time.
I learned about Fish Tacos when I moved to the Seattle area about 6 years ago. A friend ordered them at a restaurant, and since she was from California, it was obvious that she was nuts and her taste buds were broken. That same meal, she proved me wrong...very, very wrong.
(Moral of the story...most Californians are not nuts... except when it comes to your driving... your driving is nuts.)
Now Fish Tacos are among the top 5 foods I can not live without.
In my house we make these 2 ways... into a Fish Taco Salad or Fish Tacos.
Since tacos are one of those "build your own" kinda things, I'll give you the basic guide here and trust that you'll follow the diabetic guidelines for portions ;)
Fish Taco Salad
Bag of shredded coleslaw mix
Box of 90 Calorie Van de Kamps
Fat Free Thousand Island Dressing
Finely diced onion
Reduced fat shredded cheese
Spinach (for salads)
Whole wheat tortilla (for tacos)
The instructions are simple. Cook fish filets, then assemble salads or tacos.
How's that for an easy weeknight idea? Plus, a taco will set you back about 280 calories, and a salad only 170. With those numbers I can relax, and devote more time to my family. After all, we only have 24 hours in a day, and sometimes stressing over dinner is just a bad use of that time.
What meals do you revert to on your crazy nights?