Welcome to Tuesday's Dish where I share what I am eating, what's new on my menu and fun, healthy ways to eat clean!I am often asked how I lost so much weight and I am always happy to tell anyone who asks it was eating clean and working out that helped me go from FAT TO FIT.
Working out is important but even more important is the fuel you are putting into your body! It is important to get control of what you are eating no matter what goal you are trying to reach-whether it is to lose weight, lose fat, gain muscle or get lean and even increase your fitness and endurance. When you eat clean, nutrient dense foods your body (and waistline) will thank you.
Eating clean is actually quite simple-try to get foods as close to nature as you can. Fresh fruits and veggies are always a great choice. Pick whole grains over processed grains. Grill up lean proteins like fish, chicken, and pork or beef tenderloins. Beans are also a perfect staple-they are economical and so versatile! Read labels on any kind of packaged or boxed foods and if you don't know what it is, then don't eat it!
So the plan for today's meals are:
- Breakfast: 1/2 of an Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin English muffin toasted with all natural peanut butter, water.
- Post Workout: blueberry & banana protein shake
- Lunch: 1/2 cup whole wheat linguine pasta with cherry tomatoes, basil and grilled chicken, tossed greens with vinaigrette
- PM Snack: string cheese & Gala apple
- Dinner: Grilled Steelhead Trout (recipe below), Ginger Infused Mushroom Quinoa*, tossed salad with Ginger Lime dressing.
*Thank You to Mostly Fit Mom for sharing this dish on YOUR blog and another Thank You to The Happy Pantry for sharing the recipe. This dish sounds amazing and I can't wait to try it out tonight!!
I recently discovered Steelhead Trout and fell in love! Wild caught salmon is getting SO expensive so my local fish monger suggested I try the trout-It is very similar in taste/appearance as salmon.
Grilled Steelhead Trout
2 tblsp real maple syrup
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce or Bragg fluid aminos
Preheat grill to med-high. You can also make this on the stove top on a cast iron grill pan or in a saute pan. If using a pan, spray with oil to keep from sticking.
Combine maple syrup and soy sauce (or Braggs) in a shallow dish, mix well. Place trout flesh side down into the sauce and let marinade for about 1/2 hour. Do not let marinade longer than this as it can cause the fish to breakdown.
Place fish skin side down onto grill or grill pan/saute pan. Grill/cook apx 5-7 mins depending on thickness of the fish. Flip to finish. Serve with your favorite side dish and salad.
So what are YOU eating today???