Healthy Happy Peach-Avocado Salsa for Fish

by Joanne on September 14, 2009

Last night I was still working out kinks.  It seems all comments from this new site were deleted because they went to spam for immediate deleting.  I hope it’s resolved.  Sorry if you commented and I didn’t get back to you.  Major frustrations! 🙁

There was something so interesting today regarding cross training if you are a runner.  Actually, cross training is important with any sport so different muscles get strong and can support the ones you really need for the sport of choice.  This is a little piece of information I’d like to share from more.com

“Running is typically a one-plane activity. You’re generally in the same position the entire time,” explains Solkin. That means that even though your quads and glutes are getting a workout, your hips and hamstrings — not to mention your core and upper body — are often left out. …In general, try to do at least two days of strength moves each week. In addition, it’s a good idea to do one non- or low-impact cardiovascular activity each week, especially if you’re only running three days a week. Try swimming, cycling or getting on the elliptical machine for 30 to 45 minutes as a way to improve your endurance (and burn calories) without stressing your joints.”

Cross training really helps me from getting bored as well. When you commit to a workout schedule, it can get old.  You need to keep your self entertained so you will continue to be motivated.  Ways I vary my workouts are 1.  I alternate weight training routines.  2.  I cross train: some days running, some days Elliptical, some days stationary bicycle. 3.  Power walking is another great alternative.  Keep moving at a walking pace that is almost your max without breaking into a run.  4. Run on the treadmill then run outside.  5.  Mix it all up in the same day:  15 minutes on the ET then move to the treadmill for 15 minutes, then finally the stationary bike for 15 minutes.  You’ll be surprised at how quickly time flies when you break up the workout. 

Most importantly… keep having fun and after that great workout, don’t blow it by a high fat, high calorie meal… make the following and spend less than 15 minutes preparing it.

 

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You want to eat healthy so you pick up a pound of fresh haddock.  You know you have one lonely peach in the fridge that needs to be eaten.  Limes and onions are always on hand as a regular part of your pantry inventory.  Now all you need is one avocado, some cilantro and chile paste (optional).  Do you see any added fat in that list?  How about added sugar?  Certainly not.  This is a very easy recipe that doesn’t lack flavor just because it lacks fat and sugar.  Read on and let me know if this appeals to your virtual taste buds.

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  • 1 lb haddock:  you will rinse the haddock, pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over each fillet, add salt and pepper and put it in the preheated oven set at 425 F for 20 minutes.
  • 1 fresh peach – peeled and diced
  • 1 fresh avocado – peeled and diced
  • 1/4 fresh onion – diced small *not too much – this will over take the rest of the flavors if you are too liberal with the onion.
  • 2 TBS of lime juice
  • 1 TBS fresh cilantro – chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chile paste (optional if you like a little spice hit).

As your fish is cooking, you prepare your salsa as follows.

Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl and place on the table so you can use it on top of the fresh baked fish.  NOTE:  So the avocado does not discolor, use the salsa within 1 hour of preparation.

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2 Comments

  • At 2009.09.15 15:21, Jeena said:

    Great salsa Joanne. LOVE your new site! 🙂

    • At 2009.09.15 18:09, Karine said:

      This salsa sounds so refreshing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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