Let’s get real for a second… I’m tired of salads. I’ve learned that summer is basically the balance of eating and drinking while still trying to look decent in a swimsuit. Even if you stay on top of your workout regime, hamburgers, Coronas, tacos, and Margaritas will catch up to you. If I have to sit at the table and look down at a bowl of lettuce while the person across for me gets down on a bacon cheeseburger one more time, there will be tears in my excuse for a meal… I mean, salad… there will be tears in my salad. So, to avoid the humiliation of a mental culinary breakdown, I started searching for healthy alternatives to the typical go-to “diet” foods. (SIDE NOTE: I don’t care for the word “diet” -hence the quotation marks. Diets are fleeting and temporary, just like the weight loss that comes along with them.) I ended up looking at fish tacos… Okay, not ideal, but a terrific starting place because it lead me to this delicious Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice. Right? I know what you’re thinking. Salmon, Avocado, AND Coconut all in one dish? This is undoubtedly what God had for dinner on the Seventh Day.
As if the picture isn’t enough to convince you that you need to try this recipe, maybe the benefits of eating fish will. Not only is fish pumped full of Omega-3’s, it’s also a source for high-quality protein, and various other vitamins and minerals. (Click Here to see other health benefits of eating fish!) Avocados are also a source of healthy fats, which the brain needs to operate effectively. And coconuts, besides being the Kim Kardashian of foods at the moment, are packed with fiber and other essential vitamins and minerals.
May I present to you…
Recipe source: Cooking Classy