Monday, May 4, 2015

I should eat fish because fish is healthy

I have always been a picky eater. I struggle with making my son eat more variety than he wants because I was so much worse growing up. I know what it's like to hate foods or be afraid to even try something new. Just to give you an idea...I hate chocolate. Crazy, right? It's true. I don't just mean that I don't love it. I detest it! It's one of the foods I hate most in this world. I cannot even stand the smell of it. I've grown older, I think I could force myself to like it. Like I've forced myself to like vegetables. But why would I?

What I did recently force myself to eat more of is fish. Hooray for aging taste buds!

About three years ago while on a cruise, I decided that I would eat fish every night for dinner. If you've ever been on a cruise, you know the food is amazing! What better place to try a new food than somewhere you know everything will be delicious. If I couldn't like fish on a cruise, then it was never going to happen. Well it did happen! After three or four nights of fish on that cruise, I went home looking for fish recipes.

I discovered that Costco sells individually frozen salmon fillets. Perfect! I Googled salmon recipes and found this Walnut Crusted Salmon recipe on Sprouted Kitchen. I should mention that I love nuts - pretty much any kind, but especially walnuts - so this was the perfect recipe for me. About a year later when my husband and I started a low carb diet, this recipe was one of the few to make the cut. It's still one of our favorites. It's so simple!

I never tried the edamame mash, but instead we pair it with this Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese recipe my husband found on This is another super easy recipe - only 4 ingredients. I love anything I can remember while at the grocery store, so I can pick up the ingredients spur of the moment without needing a grocery list.

And since my 5 year old won't eat either of these things, I usually cook some fish sticks as well.

What's your favorite fish recipe? Have you ever forced yourself to like a food?

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