Monday, June 22, 2009

Dads with challenges, and, a Health-e Recipe

by Anthony J Sepe

Dads facing new challenges


This post is in memory of my dad.  There is work; there is family; there is demand, which must be balanced.  The third Sunday in June offers a predictable tradition: Dad’s favorite meal and maybe a necktie, aftershave and a card.

The challenges of fatherhood on the other hand, are changing at wrap seed.  Parents’ roles overlap or flip-flop entirely.  The marriage demands attention—and all that is going on in the anxiety-laden context of rising taxes, high fuel prices, and constant belt-tightening, and raising children.

Valuing family over career reflects a vital shift in attitude, but it appears that so much of men’s identification is packaged in being  good providers for their families.  Dad is more than an ATM.  Dad is more than running to

him when mom says ‘no.’  Dad is more than his laughter or joke or two, or three.  Dad is special because he, too, brought life into this world.  Lest we not forget:  everyone of us face challenges, too.  We face challenges about whether or not to make to proper choices to eat healthy, daily.  Ask yourself: do I want this,which is healthy for me or do I want that, which is not so healthy for me.  Only you know.  Therefore, most of you know that Weight Watcher’s is very near and dear to my heart because I used  to teach the program classes, and here is a Health-e recipe to help you on your way:


Baked Red Snapper

1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

4 (8 oz) red snapper fillets

1 medium onion, thinly sliced into rings

2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced

1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Brush x9 baking dish with 1 teaspoon of the oil.  Arrange the fish fillets in dish;brush with remaining 2 teaspoons oil.  Arrange onion over fish; top with tomatoes and bell pepper.
  2. Cover dish with foil;bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  • Nutrition Information
  • 280 calories, 6.4g fat,1.4g fiber
  • Makes 4 Servings; 6 Points per serving
  • Source: Weight Watcher’s
  • Enjoy!

    1. wow Thats one interesting recipe...

    2. Nice recipe and healthy too. Thanks I will include it in my recipe list.

    3. You are most welcome; my pleasure! Thanks for visiting.

    4. Great idea for dads...nice job. great talking to you today.

    5. Hi Lou,
      Thank you for visiting my blog, and it was great talking with you today, as well. Take care,