Time to switch gears and cook up some tasty fish dishes this week after the pasta and other heavier treats of Christmas week just past. so our 12 Days of low-fat, low-salt, low-sugar meals switches into fish mode for this New Year’s week.
Today’s recipe is for steelhead trout, a variety of the ubiquitous trout (at least in the Midwest) that you can get at many local fish counters.
Because of its pink color, steelhead can be confused with salmon but it is trout, so prepare it as such. Fry it up with lemon juice for a tasty dinner main course tonight! John
The 12 days of Christmas are speeding by and, at this point, you likely have had your fill of big meals. So why not something light for dinner tonight, like a salad topped with something left over from one of your earlier feasts?
My Saturday suggestion is a salmon salad, a big bowl of spring greens and tomatoes topped off by a piece of salmon that may be left over from your Christmas Eve fish feast. A tilapia fillet also would work as a topping as would chunks of leftover crab or lobster you also may have eaten Christmas Eve.
Today is a day to relax, enjoy the blessing in your life, and have a low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diner treat.
Whether you’re Italian or not, what better thing to make for Christmas Eve if you’re on a no-salt, no-sugar, no-fat, or low of any of those, diet? Fish is low in fat and most are low in salt. If you’ve been reading along, you’ve seen my 12 Days of Christmas recipes lean heavily on fish dishes.
What are the traditional seven fishes? No one answer exists for that, oddly enough. The answer depended on where people live in Italy as they rely on local fish for their Christmas Eve vigil meals. In that way, they were way ahead of the local food movement only now taking hold in the United States.
So see what fish looks good at your supermarket fish counter or local fish store and then use any of the salt-free, low-sugar marinades I’ve written about here.
The day before Christmas Eve can be more hectic than either Christmas itself or Christmas Eve. Chances are you still have to go to work and then cook for family and visitors when you get home at night. Or, you’re running around doing last-minute shopping, picking up kids home from college and relatives visiting from afar. You don’t have a lot of time to cook.
So try a simple tilapia dish. Tilapia fillets cook quickly and you can use a variety of no-salt seasoning mixes to add flavor. Click here to see my recipe.
Go with broccoli for a side, make a big salad for everyone too. If you ant get fresh broccoli or don’t have the time to clean it, try frozen instead. John
The holidays are upon us and, if you’re on a no-salt, no-fat, no-sugar diet like I am, you’re likely scratching your head about what you’ll cook for all your guests and family that will keep them happy but also will keep you on your eating plan.
Put your worries aside, The No Salt, No Fat, No Sugar Journal present our special 12 days of Christmas recipes, dishes we’ve tried and loved, and written about here, that you can make for large groups, special gatherings or just a special sit-down dinner for you and your closest loved one.
So simply click the links below and let the cooking, and holiday cheer, begin!
Farm-to-table restaurants, or local food restaurants, are gaining popularity across the country these days, especially among millennials looking for alternatives to the highly processed foods they grew up with.
My son, who lives in St. Paul, Minn., is a big believer in the local food movement and so while visiting him recently, we tried a place called Heartland that fits into this new school of fresh, local specialties.