Janet McCormick: Grouper with Grilled Vegetables an antidote to overindulgence

January 3, 2019

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that some of the easiest and simplest meals to make are healthy, delicious and great for all your lifestyle goals you might be tempted to make right about now.

I spent the better part of December eating whatever seemed alluring without regard and I didn’t pay attention if hunger was even a factor.

Why do I rebel in such a manner when I know most likely days of that will bring back an unwanted feeling of discontent to which eating right is the only relief?

Fortunately, my body rejected this notion and I’m getting back to the lifestyle to which it has become accustomed.

Nothing tasted more like an anecdote than grouper with caramelized broccoli. It will take a few days for my mind to recognize what my body has already welcomed with open arms.

One day in and I’m finding myself shooting down thoughts like, “Oh, you know what would be good right now?” Or “I’m still hungry, I think I’ll have a couple cookies.” That’s the great thing about eating right — you feel better and look better.

“The hips don’t lie” — that is the truth — but shew, my face don’t lie, either. Bad eating shows up first in and around my eyes. Inflammation is caused by sugar, bad oils and overconsumption.

I looked unrested and worn out when I had plenty of sleep. I noticed. Which is why I’ve ordered a few days of intermittent fasting and “sweating to the oldies” — music, that is, mingled with some time doing a good cardio workout.

If you are like me and you veered off track a little, life is so forgiving and today is another day to steer back on the good path that leads to better health. I am so thankful for another day to make good choices and be present in the day.

Grouper has a surprisingly high amount of protein. When I entered in the weight of this filet I was excited that something so light and delectable could be this intensely rich in protein.

It’s seared in a tablespoon of olive oil which only enriches the healthiness of this meal. It was previously frozen, but still only required minutes to cook through. I seasoned it lightly with my favorites - onion and garlic powder.

There is no deep time commitment to this meal. It’s simply nourishing and delicious. The perfect medicine for too much indulging.

Grouper with Grilled Vegetables

2 grouper filets

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 cup sliced broccoli

Garlic and onion powder

2 tablespoons olive oil

In a pan or a cool griddle like mine, drizzle with olive oil and cook it all at the same time.

I cooked the frozen thin filets for about 4-5 minutes on each side while the broccoli and mushrooms cooked as well. Serve over rice.

Janet McCormick is the author of “10-Minute Meals” and owner of Let’s Eat in Huntington. She lives in Lawrence County, Ohio. She can be reached at 304-654-2003 or www.10-minutemeals.com.

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