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A healthy Sunday dinner

Long ago when we started changing our diet, we decided to make Sunday night our traditional ‘big dinner’ night. Unless someone’s birthday or other special occasion falls during the week, Sunday is the only night we have dessert. This satisfies my love of cooking and eating dessert, and I don’t feel deprived, which I surely would if I decided to give it all up forever. But just because Sunday’s the ‘big dinner’ night, doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy. Check out the menu from last night.

BBQ Lime Salmon Sandwiches with Apple Slaw

Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

Corn on the Cob

SO Delicious Ice Cream

Lime BBQ salmon & apple slaw sandwich, blistered tomatoes & corn

Lime BBQ salmon & apple slaw sandwich, blistered tomatoes & corn

Salmon, cabbage, apples, olive oil, tomatoes, corn … it’s like a good for you food of the week all-star meal. It was so yummy, but I didn’t feel stuffed or heavy after eating. Just satisfied and happy. We will definitely make this meal again.

We grilled the salmon on cedar planks and that, and the lime marinade, gave it a wonderful flavor. The slaw is made with cabbage, apple, olive oil, salt, pepper, lime zest & lime juice. A nice bright flavor.

The tomatoes are so easy and I love this recipe. Melt a small amount of butter in a saucepan, add a little sugar and basil, then the tomatoes, stir to coat, then season with salt and pepper. I love that there’s hardly any prep and it cooks up in about a minute. Easy button!

These blistered cherry tomatoes are easy and yummy.

These blistered cherry tomatoes are easy and yummy.

In fact, all of the dishes in this meal went together with just a few ingredients and very limited preparation. In the summer, when we usually grill on Sundays, that’s my kind of meal. The sooner I can escape my hot kitchen, the better.

Let me know if you try these recipes. My family loved them and it’s always good to see them enjoy a healthy, tasty meal.

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