Fish sticks 3 ways

I'm a lazy cook. There are strict limits on how much time I'll spend preparing meals & how much cleaning will follow. So using prepared foods is a must & good old Trader Joe's is a major resource. If you don't have Trader Joe's in your region, I can only say how sorry I am! While I eat mostly vegan and vegetarian, sometimes I break my code and enjoy some fish. Usually salmon or sushi, but when I miss fried food, I buy a box of TJ's Reduced-fat Fish Sticks and keep them in the freezer for the occasional fried fish splurge. Here are three tasty quick lunches I make with them.

Spicy arugula salad with crunchy fish and Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Vinegraitte. Ingredients: Arugula + heirloom cherry tomatoes + spoonful of black beans + persian cucumbers + shredded red cabbage + sliced red onion. Add three crunchy fish sticks, cut into squares and tossed with 2 tablespoons Trader Joe's Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette.

Fried fish sandwich with fried Gruyere and schiracha mayo. Ingredients: Double fiber english muffin, toasted + sliced red onion + sliced persian cucumber + red cabbage, arugula and romaine + tomato + sriracha mayo (1 tbs canola mayo with a healthy squirt or two of sriracha) and one slice of gruyere melted directly in the lightly oiled skillet.

Japanese-style fried rice with crunchy fish. Ingredients: slivered collard greens + Trader Joe's Japanese-Style Fried Rice + 3 crunchy fish sticks cut in half. Not shown: crumble roasted seaweed on top.