January 26, 2012 in Fish
A new post! I know you’re wicked excited (I am too). Once again I left you waiting for a long time, sorry. The past three weeks I’ve been trying to eat better and exercise more, it being a New Year and all, so I’ve been making already developed healthy recipes. Mostly I’ve been using The Best of Cooking Light, which is an amazing book. I also have done a lot a research into healthy eating and dieting, revisted my Nutrition textbook, and started keeping a Diet and Fitness Journal. I’ve lost about 7 lbs so far (apparently there is an initial amount of weight-loss awesomeness at first before your body adjusts and makes you work harder), and I’m learning to balance calories and exercise, so it looks like I’m headed in a good direction. I sure as hell will not do any diet that involves any form of starving, because I’d rather be healthy than look like a skeleton.
Why should you care about my health? Well, it means this website will probably feature healthier (and still delicious!) recipes. Not that my recipes were full of lard before, but I wasn’t focused on the overall nutrition of them. Now I want to try for more fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and nuts. It’s saladpalooza up in here.
I’ve been eating a lot of wraps lately, which I find to be fantastic and filling. Multi-grain tortillas are amazing (especially with Tabouli wrapped up in it). I also have been using hummus as a spread in wraps, not an original idea but still a delicious one. I felt like combining my new loves, wraps and hummus, with some fish and spinach. Why not, right? Plus, this fish (just a generic white fish, like tilapia, but not) was a Buy 1 get 2 Free sale at Big Y.
This isn’t really a recipe so much as it is a wrap suggestion. Except for the hummus, here’s a link for my Sun-dried Tomato Hummus. But you could also just buy hummus. Also, my camera is broken so I did the best I could with pics.
First we have the fish. Just a general white fish. I sprayed them with an olive oil cooking spray to get an even coat, and to make sure I didn’t use to much olive oil. Then sprinkled them with salt and pepper, and a generous amount of an Italian Seasoning blend. I figured the Italian Seasoning would go well with the sun-dried tomato hummus.
Meanwhile, I made the spinach/mushroom/onion mix. First I finely chopped half an onion, then cooked it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder until soft. Then I added a can of drained mushrooms. Lastly I added about a 1/2 pound of frozen spinach, and sauteed until heated through.
Step one: Lay a multi-grain tortilla in a plate.
Step two: Spread some hummus.
Step three: Add some spinach mixture.
Step four: Break apart half a fish and lay it on top.
Step five: Wrap it and eat it.
And you’re done! I used myfitnesspal.com to try to figure out the calories and fat per wrap, and came up with about 195-200 calories and about 6 grams of fat per serving, and I had two wraps for dinner. So it was a good meal, and I am completely full! Although I have to try to avoid the food coma so I can exercise some more…willpower is obnoxious!