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June 25, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Lemon Stuffed Red Snapper

Lemon Stuffed Red Snapper

Red snapper is a lean source of protein, rich in vitamins and fatty-acids. It makes the perfect centerpiece for summer dinners with friends and family. My favorite recipe balances the mild taste of the fish with the bold, clean flavors of lemon and olive oil.

I like to serve this stunning entree with family style sides of roasted veggies and creamy polenta. After dinner there’s still plenty of room for a summer treat like warm berries over vanilla ice cream or refreshing watermelon slushies.

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June 24, 2015

Quick Tip: Eat More Fish!

Eat fish at least twice a week for an excellent source of lean protein and valuable omega-3s. Fish—especially the “oily” kinds, like as salmon—are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids that protect the heart. New guidelines from the FDA and EPA now say fish is OK for pregnant woman and children. The new draft advice recommends pregnant and breastfeeding women eat a minimum of 8 ounces of seafood weekly.

Seattle Fish Market Sign
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Derek Oyen

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June 23, 2015

Enjoy Your Vacation Without Bringing Home a Spare Tire

healthy eating on vacation

Working my way through the brunch buffet line, I found myself taking a heaping spoonful of every dish in front of me. I  topped off my already maxed-out plate with a doughnut hole dusted with cinnamon and sugar. (OK, two doughnut holes. Hey, they were small!!)

After polishing off my last bite of food, I looked around the room and began to wonder when the servers were going to pass the tray of pastries I had spotted. Was I still hungry? No, but I was out-of-town — on vacation — and I was determined to enjoy myself.  That included not missing a single calorie.

I had conveniently forgotten that a vacation isn’t a vacation from healthy eating.

It’s very easy to leave your healthy eating habits behind when you go on vacation. Unfortunately, this can lead to bringing home the kind of souvenirs that no one wants — a couple of extra inches around the midsection.

So, here are some tips on how to have your vacation — and eat on it, too!

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