Just a regular 400 calorie Trader Joe’s dinner

Sometimes we want eating dinner to just be something simple without a lot of production, but not quite as simple as take out or just popping something in the microwave.  My partner and I eat simple dinners most nights of the week usually featuring fish or chicken, a veggie, and a starch.  Last night we had Red Quinoa , Petite Peas, and pre-marinated fish –all from Trader Joe’s.  I cooked the Red Quinoa in the rice cooker–just add one part quinoa to two parts water.  The quinoa took the longest–about 20 minutes.I threw the frozen peas into a pot with about 2 cups of water and cooked them on the stove.  The peas were done within 10 minutes.  

The fish–Mahi Mahi– needed to be cooked for 7 minutes/side–I had to cook the bigger piece for a few more minutes and it turned out perfectly soft and juicy and very flavorful.  If you eat half of a piece of fish– about 1/4 of whats in the package –with half a cup of quinoa and 3/4 of a cup of peas this dinner is just around 400 calories and still very filling!

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2 thoughts on “Just a regular 400 calorie Trader Joe’s dinner

  1. Tina

    Keep these coming Hanna, fast but not lazy cooking is the way to cook on weekdays. Last night I made a tofu udon soup- tasty but the udon is too soggy on my second day lunch plate. Any thoughts on how to prevent next time?

    • Erin

      I had the same problem the other week when I made potsticker soup- my solution was to take the potstickers out of the soup and put them in a separate container, then put it all back together before nuking the next day. Might be kinda messy with noodles though… but worth a shot!

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