Hey hey hey TKW Family! My apologies for not posting a recipe these past few days. Mr. Fantabulous has been ‘thick wif a cowld’. He has a ‘cawf, sniffuls, sneezin,, achy/whiney/I need attention’ cowld. Don’t speak sick-ese? LOL Let me translate. My baby has a cold. He’s sick – has a cough, sneezing like it’s his job, is all achy, or in other words.. feels yucky. Now by know I baby that man beyond the Nth degree. He’s spoiled. No, he’s that word that’s beyond spoiled. BUT I don’t complain as seeing him happy (and knowing he truly appreciates it), makes me happy. Plus he spoils me in return so it’s all good.
Now when he’s thick (sick), it’s not exactly easy on me because he’s one of those patients where he will say “Where are you, come sit with me, why are you in the room?” LOL then I swear he eats MORE when he’s thick than when he’s not but see he eats stuff I never EVER have in the house. Like he craves Ramen noodles. Now not putting that stuff down as God knows that stuff kept me fed during college but my Magic Soup is truly medicinal (it’s my grandmother’s chicken soup recipe – and no, you can’t have it, sorry). Anyway, sorry – he craves that stuff. I think it’s the salt. Well of course I wouldn’t have that on hand though I have about 8 quarts of my soup in the freezer. However apparently it takes too long to defrost my soup and my noodles aren’t the squiggly ones like Ramen is. whinyness here> And I didn’t have some specific brand of grapefruit juice, no banana popsicles – NOT the kind that have cherry and grape in the box! The box must possess ONLY banana otherwise they are ‘tainted’ and he won’t eat them. Yeah, it’s been rough to say the least.
All I can say is THANK YOU NYQUIL! Thank you Thank you Thank you! Should I say “this post is brought to you buy the NyQuil-induced slumber Mr. Fantabulous is in right now” therefore I have free time to type it up”??? LOL
Anyway, if you’re looking for a great wrap plus a ton of protein in your meal, these wraps ROCK! Now I’ve made them 2 ways – baked breaded and baked with no breading. They both rock. They are simple as can be and the flavors are bright and light while totally delicious!
Since he is in the bedroom snoring away like a chainsaw (yes baby, you snore when you’re ‘thick’) I got a reprieve to eat a real meal. Since my day was off – went into work late (so like not at 4:30am like normal but actually at 7am), I didn’t do my morning workout. So by 11 I was feeling sluggish so I decided to hit the gym. I had an intense workout – a little over 10 miles. This seriously had me raring to go and ready for the rest of my day. However since my day was off, I forgot to take my lunch to work so I had to buy lunch. I opted for a grilled chicken sandwich but it well, wasn’t that good. Normally it’s good from the cafeteria but this wasn’t. Thankfully I had my protein shake to at least get protein and carbs in my body after my work out.
It’s extremely important that when you’re done with your workout, you have your carbs and protein. Simple carbs are critical at this point. Why? It’s because it starts the whole recovery/muscle growth process. Following a hard workout, your body is severely depleted of glycogen and glucose. Protein provides the amino acids necessary to rebuild muscle tissue that is damaged during intense, prolonged exercise. It can also increase the absorption of water from the intestines and improve muscle hydration. The amino acids in protein can also stimulate the immune system, making you more resistant to colds and other infections.
…and that’s your health lesson for the day folks.
Needless to say by the time I got home, took care of my thick baby, I was STARVING. Like to the point my gummy vitamins were looking like food to me (and okay, those things are freaking AWESOME tasting!). Once I heard the first “buzz of the chainsaw” snore, I knew I had some ‘me’ time to unwind, breath and eat real food. LOL This was quick, simple and ready in 30 minutes… and in my belly in 32! HAHAHA
Now if you will excuse my rather abrupt departure to this post, I’m desperately needing some quiet time where I can put my feet up, eat some orange sherbert (cause that stuff is AMAZING) and just listen to silence… um that is in between chainsaw snores *wink*.Print
- 4 cod loins (about a pound)
- 2 Tbl melted butter
- 1 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
- 2 tsp parsley
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 2 carrot shredded
- 2 Tbl olive oil
- 1 Tbl plus 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 green onion, chopped small
- 2 whole avocados, sliced
- 4 10”-12” tortilla, warmed
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Mix the cabbage, carrots, green onions, oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, black pepper and sugar. Taste – adjust salt/pepper to liking.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes
- Place a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.
- Lightly spray with cooking spray.
- In a pie pan mix together the bread crumbs, parsley, 1 tsp salt and 1 Tbl lemon juice.
- Pat dry the fish.
- Put the melted butter in a rimmed plate and coat both sides of the fish in the butter.
- Dredge the fish in the bread crumb mixture coating both sides, shaking the excess gently off.
- Place the fish on the cooling rack, not touching one another.
- Lightly mist with olive oil.
- Bake for 17-20 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
- Remove the fish from the oven.
- On a plate place the warm tortilla.
- Evenly divide up the cabbage mixture in the lower part of the wrap (the side closest to you).
- Top with cod loin and 1/4 of the avocado slices.
- Taking the edge of the tortilla closest to you, fold it up and over the cod and avocado tucking it under the fish and slaw.
- Take one hand and fold in one side of the tortilla and then repeat to the other.
- Tightly roll the tortilla, seam side down.
- Cut in half and serve with a wedge of lemon.
If you prefer your cod without the breading, pat the cod dry.
Mix together melted butter, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper and lightly coat each side.
Place on the sprayed cooling rack.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender and opaque.