Try These Dishes to Keep You Menu Interesting This Summer

Dr, Donna Restivo

Posted on May 31 2018

The one thing that makes the summer months more manageable when it comes to your diet plan is the fact that we naturally eat lighter dishes when it’s warmer outside. Typically, we go from eating hearty soups and carb-packed meals in the winter to dishes that contain light and fluffy fish and chicken paired with veggies that will fill us up while keeping out waistlines thin and trim in the summer.

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Here are some recipes that are packed with protein and much-needed vitamins and ideal for the summer months. And the best part is that you can prepare them in advance and have them ready to go when dinner time approaches. 

Wild Cod with Coleslaw

3.5 oz Cod                                                       ¼ tsp Dried Dill

½ tsp Lemon Juice                                            3.5 oz Cabbage, shredded

Grated Lemon Zest                                           ½ Grapefruit, peeled and chopped

Salt & Pepper to taste                                       Vinegar as desired

 

After you place the fish in medium frying pan, drizzle it with lemon juice, and sprinkle zest on top.  Season with salt, pepper, and dill.  Cook on medium heat until done.  Serve with shredded cabbage seasoned with vinegar, spices, and grapefruit pieces.  You can bake 2-4 pieces of fish at a time and put individual portions in baggies. 

Never underestimate the power of your liquid Stevia drops. Not only handy for drinks, they can be used for a variety of different dishes. Try them in the Ginger Steamed Red Snapper dish. 

You’ll need the following ingredients:  

2 tbsp Fresh Ginger, grated                               2 drops Liquid Stevia

3.5 oz Red Snapper                                           Salt & Pepper to taste

¼ c Rice Wine Vinegar                                     ¼ tsp Lemon Juice

 

After you put 1 tbsp of ginger in a small skillet, you’ll add the fish and vinegar, plus enough water to cover.  Simmer until cooked, then remove from skillet and add remaining ingredients and serve. 

If you are a fan of shellfish, you’ll want to put the Shellfish with Onions & Tomatoes on your list of go-to summer recipes. 

You’ll want the following ingredients: 

3.5 oz onion slices                                            ¼ tsp dried dill

3.5 oz Lobster, Crab or scallops                         ½ tomato, cut into pieces

½ tsp Lemon Juice                                            Mustard as desired

Salt & Pepper to taste                                       Herbs & Spices as desired

 

Put the onion and 2 Tbs. water in medium frying pan; cook until onion is transparent or slightly golden.  After you add  your shellfish of choice, drizzle with lemon juice, season with salt, pepper, and dill.  Cook on medium heat until done.  Add tomato and cook an additional 2 minutes.  Season with mustard, herbs & spices to taste and serve. This is another one that you can prepare in advance and have ready to go. Bake 2-4 pieces of fish at a time and place individual portions in baggies. 

Summer is a great time to indulge in fish dishes as the superfood is packed with vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, which are very important for body and brain function.


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