Dinner Time

Fall always gives me that back-to-school feeling, even though it’s been a long time since I had a first day of school. It’s more like a new year than actual New Year’s for me, a time to get a fresh start, take stock,try new things, and get into a routine. I spent a lot of the summer working and enjoying low key evenings on the boat or eating dinner on our deck. The food was generally unplanned, there were lots of appetizers, sandwiches, and take out meals. Sometimes we just fended for ourselves and found whatever we wanted in the fridge.

Now that it’s cooler, it’s getting darker earlier, and I am back in the swing of things when it comes to blogger events, I also wanted to get back to a normal meal planning schedule. Believe it or not, even though I have worked from home and for myself for quite some time, I still have a hard time making a schedule when it comes to eating. I also have the weirdest eating habits; I’m rarely hungry before 11 am,  I skip meals a lot to keep working or eat lots of random things, a spoonful of cottage cheese here, a handful of carrots there, but never really feel full or satisfied. This isn’t on purpose or anything, it just seems like I don’t make enough time for food. Work from home tends to not have boundaries, and I need to find them.

This easy, healthy tuna steak with veggies meal was the perfect way to kick off a plan that involves healthy eating and making time for spinning.

I first marinated a giant tuna steak with tamari soy sauce and sesame oil.

tuna steak

While the tuna was marinating, I got started on a dressing with a kick to go with our veggies. Orange juice, sesame oil, tamari, and crushed red pepper are good on anything.


Just mix ‘em up, and set it aside.


The rest of the meal was super easy. I boiled some small potatoes until soft and then threw them on the grill pan with the tuna steak. Grilled potatoes are pretty amazing.

tuna steak

While the tuna and potatoes cooked up, I quickly cooked broccoli florets in orange juice.

broccoli in orange juice

When everything was nice and hot, I served it with a side of the simple homemade dressing. This meal isn’t fancy looking, and it didn’t take much time at all, but it was definitely a great way to get back into eating real meals, and it was full of fun flavors. I hope to have more “square” meals in my life these days and would welcome your suggestions for favorites!

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    I have been eating a lot of meals like this lately. I’m slowly starting to get back into the swing of things…and hoping for a calmer schedule!


  2. Megan’s avatar

    Definitely a nice balanced meal! I’m trying to get on more of a meal planning schedule too… or I guess streamlining my planning. I always plan for way too much and we have so many leftovers.


  3. Daisy’s avatar

    I need to get back into this routine too!


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