Healthy Food Recipe for a Quick Meal

With the heat of the summer and the fact that we have longer days, many times we would like to eat something light as well as later in the evening.  Ideally speaking, a quick easy dinner as well as an easy healthy dinner.  Here is a healthy food recipe for a quick meal.

Based upon one of my favorite marinades, this healthy food recipe is a quick easy dinner that can be made for 1 or more people (if you are entertaining).  What I did earlier this week was prepare halibut over brown and wild rice mixed with dates and served green beans on the side.  This easy healthy dinner took no time at all to make.

The ingredients to use for this quick meal are:

1 portion of halibut
Brown rice
Wild Rice
Dates
Green Beans

To start this quick easy dinner, marinate the halibut in a bowl of equal parts olive oil, balsamic vinegar (2 tablespoons each) and a clove or two of garlic.  Coat the halibut and place the fish in the refrigerator for about two hours.  (Turn to page 95 in Budget Bash for more uses for this marinade.)

In the meantime, follow the cooking instructions on the back of the packages for the wild rice and the brown rice and cook both types of rice separately.  When I made this healthy food recipe, I used 1/4 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of brown rice.

Once both sets of rice are cooked, mix them together and add chopped dates.  Be sure you check the dates for nuts.  Allow the heat of both sets of rice to warm up the chopped dates.  Set the rice aside.

Once the halibut is marinated, cook the fish in the oven until tender and flaky but not raw in the middle.  To make this a really quick dinner, purchase freshly frozen green beans and heat them up over the stove while you are cooking the halibut.

If the rice has cooled, you may want to pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to reheat it.  Set the rice on your dinner plate, then place the cooked halibut on top and then the cooked green beans to the side, and there you have a quick easy dinner using a healthy food recipe.

I like to save even more time cooking dinner in the summer and often will prepare my combination rice serving ahead of time and refrigerate it.  I make a couple of servings and then take it out for this dish or another quick meal that I may cook during the week.  (For other time-saving ideas, check out Budget Bash.)

I hope you find this healthy food recipe for a quick easy dinner enjoyable.  What is so great about this easy healthy dinner is that it takes no time to make and is easy to clean up.  Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all!

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