So…I made this meal the other night that was quite de-lish in taste and had healthy elements, but in hindsight I suppose that fish marinated in a mayo based sauce and then fried is not really all that healthy… and which sort of eating establishment would you have to go to in order to get a meal of fish tacos with a side of hummus and edamame? A Japamediterexican restaurant?
I debated on whether or not to write about this absurd meal for fear of coming across a fool, but then remembered I AM often foolish, so it’s really actually imperfectly perfect. We can’t put together perfect meals all the time and being healthy doesn’t need to be so serious. It’s impossible to follow the “latest” in healthy eating anyways… one day coffee is sent from the heavens, the next it’s the devil; on Monday carbs ruin your life but by humpday they make you a rock star. I think that instinctively we know what is good for our bodies and what is not, just like all creatures in the animal kingdom… seriously, you don’t see polar bears munching cheese doodles, and when’s the last time you saw an obese Tiger?
So, maybe we eat some fried stuff… or smash an entire row of Oreos for breakfast. It’s really all about balance, enjoying life, and listening to our bodies… and let’s face it, unhealthy stuff tastes good sometimes. So, as long as we are aiming to make healthy decisions most of the time… we shouldn’t feel bad about the super-duper-snickerdoodle-frappuccino with whipped cream on top that we had for lunch.
(I thought that maybe if I typed this post in Rainbow, you might not grow weary of my long windedness)
That Being Said… I give you Fish Tacos with Spicy Lime Slaw
(This was adapted from a recipe I found while perusing magazines in a waiting room one day, and consequently ripped out… sorry eye doctor guy)
This is super easy and very delicious. The main tasks of this meal are making the lime sauce and then frying the fish of course. The sauce is simply made out of 1/2 C. Mayo (I used reduced fat with Olive Oil), the juice of 2 limes, 2 tsp. chili powder, and a pinch of cayenne.
You will use 1/4 C. of this mixture to marinate about a pound of tilapia (cut into bite size pieces), and toss the remainder of the lime sauce in with some prepackaged coleslaw mix.
Looks kinda gross, but I assure you it's delicious when it's done!
Put a couple Tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium heat (I recommend olive oil for the most ❤ health) While that’s heating, mix together 1/4 C. whole wheat flour, 1/4 C. cornmeal, and 1 tsp. salt. You will dredge your fish in this mixture before cooking in the oil for just a couple minutes on each side.
Spicy Lime Slaw
In a skillet set on low, heat through some whole grain or, my personal preference, corn tortillas (Little tip from me to you… don’t attempt to multi-task during this step, unless you feel like burning through a few tortillas)
Top with fish, slaw, and some jalapenos… and, if you want to follow in my footsteps serve with steamed edamame and sweet potato hummus for a perfectly imperfect Japamediterexican meal.
(more on sweet potato hummus and edamame later)
If you would like to try some healthier versions of fish tacos try looking here: