It’s the start of yet another week!  Which means it’s time for me to think about what the fam will be eating for dinner this week.  If I plan ahead, it keeps me from having to serve cereal for dinner, or run and grab takeout at the last minute.  We eat healthier, and less expensively.

I try to eat meatless at least one night a week, usually on Mondays.  I find that fish is great for Monday nights, too, since I can purchase it on Sunday and it’s still very fresh for Monday night’s dinner.  Here’s one of my favorite Monday night dinners - BBQ salmon and sauteed greens.  It takes about 20 minutes, is really healthy, and is super easy to clean up.  A winner all around!

Ingredients:  1 pound salmon, cut into 4 even pieces (or smaller pieces for the kiddos)

BBQ sauce – I like to find one that doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup in it –   here’s a list

4 Green onions

1 bunch rainbow chard (sautees better than spinach because it doesn’t get as “wilty” or “slimy”)

1 carton sugar snap peas

Olive oil

Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 500 degrees

Line a baking sheet with foil

Place salmon on baking sheet, season with pepper.  Brush each piece evenly with BBQ sauce.

Chop green onions and chard and cut peas in half

Place salmon in oven for 8-10 minutes, or until thoroughly cooked through

While salmon is cooking, heat olive oil in large sautee pan

Add all veggies and sautee about 5-6 minutes, or until just tender

Place a scoop of veggies on plate and top with salmon