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Spotlight Recipe: Grilled Tuna with Black Sesame Seeds

by in Healthy Recipes, August 31, 2009

Grilled Tuna with Black Sesame Seeds
You’ve grilled chicken, burgers and even veggie kabobs this summer, but haven’t gotten around to fish, right? Well, get in these heart-healthy tuna steaks before the season wraps up.  Each 259-calorie piece is packed with omega-3 fats and several energy-boosting B-vitamins. Pair the tuna with fresh greens or a grain salad, and you’ve got a light meal perfect for a hot day.

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Good Eats for Better Bones

by in Healthy Tips, July 30, 2009

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Let’s face it — most of us could do more for our bones. An estimated 44 million Americans are at risk for, or have, osteoporosis, a disease where bones become increasingly fragile and sometimes fracture. Though women are 4 times more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, men are affected as well. Exercise and some medications can help, but what you eat plays a vital role. Whether you’re worried or not, you can’t go wrong incorporating more of these foods into your daily routine.

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Spotlight Recipe: Fish Tacos with Chili Mayo & Grilled Corn

by in Healthy Recipes, June 2, 2009

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We’ve talked about lean meats for the grill, but fish is a lighter option, too. This dish is simple: tender, grilled Mahi Mahi fills a soft corn tortilla and shredded cabbage gives some extra crunch. A drizzle of homemade, spicy sauce adds a bit of kick. I always grill an ear of corn for a splash of color (and added nutrients) on the side.

Just because it’s got mayonnaise and a Mexican flair doesn’t mean it’s an overindulgence — this whole meal weighs in at only 360 calories and less than 10 grams of fat!

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Picking Safe, Sustainable Fish

by in Food Safety, Healthy Tips, April 20, 2009


No doubt, fish are healthy eats, but shopping for them can get confusing. Is this one full of mercury? Where did that one come from? Do I need to worry about overfishing? Farm-raised or wild? Here are some resources to help make the safest and most eco-friendly choices.

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Take On Tilapia

by in Healthy Recipes, January 20, 2009
Paula's Grilled Tilapia
Paula's Grilled Tilapia

Tilapia has gained popularity over the past 20 years. Once a fish that no one had heard of, now it’s the seafood everyone wants to try. It is easy to see why – tilapia is affordable, easy to prepare and has a mild flavor that appeals to those who may not love fish. You might say it’s the perfect “starter fish.”

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Spotlight Recipe: Fish Tacos

by in Healthy Recipes, January 12, 2009

Fish Tacos
Fish tacos are fresh, delicious and easy to prepare. Mix it up by using different kinds of firm fish such as halibut, mahi mahi or cod. Try soft corn tortillas instead of flour and experiment with different kinds of salsa. Green Mountain Gringo is one of my store-bought favorites, or you can make your own. A bright pineapple salsa or tangy salsa verde made with tomatillos would be a fabulous topper.

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