Dinner. It’s coming. Every night. Some nights I just don’t feel like it. I would rather eat a bowl of cereal but I can’t. I have kids and a husband who would greatly protest. Some nights are super busy, and I really hate going out to eat. It becomes just another thing I have to go and do. Now that I am homeschooling one of my kids, I was forced to get more organized with my meals and my house. Every night, I run the dishwasher. Every morning, I do one load of laundry. Now, every day after breakfast, I am meal prepping for dinner. I need baby steps for change and these 3 things have really worked for me.
Since spring has sprung, I like buying seasonal produce. I found some asparagus and created a salmon and asparagus foil pack meal that I can make right after breakfast. I stick it in the fridge until it’s time to prep dinner. All I have to do is preheat the oven and cook them for 20 minutes. I also add a whole grain side but that never takes longer than 20 minutes while the salmon packs are cooking. You can double this recipe for 4 if you like or get the thinner cuts of salmon in the seafood department. It’s whatever works for you!
These foil packs are also great for lunches! You can prep them once and eat on them a couple of times a week. See how easy they are for yourself in my video below! Do you have any favorite foil pack meals? Tell me below!
- 2 packs ready to eat asparagus
- 2 large fillets salmon or 4 small
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves fresh minced garlic
- 4 lemon slices
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 sheets of aluminum foil and parchment paper
- In a small bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic. Set aside.
- Place a handful of asparagus in the middle of a sheet of parchment and aluminum foil.
- Place 1 tsp of vinegar mixture over top and toss.
- Add 1 salmon fillet on top of asparagus.
- Top with 1 tsp of mixture and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
- Add 2 lemon slices to the top.
- Make a tent and secure the seams.
- Repeat the above steps with second piece of salmon.
- Bake both foil packs at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Author: Betsy Ramirez
Betsy is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, homeschool mom, & fairy tale junkie, who loves getting crafty. Being on my bike and lifting weights are my therapy. Thinking outside the box is my jam!