Sunday, December 9, 2012

Fish Tacos

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So the hubs and I decided to start a weight loss competition this past Monday between us and another married couple that we're friends with. In doing so, we've been trying new recipes to cut down on eating out. Needless to say, we've also been trying to make healthy recipes. Well last night I think we hit the jackpot of all recipes: fish tacos! It was literally one of the most delicious and satisfying healthy meals I have ever had. It's no pizza or macaroni, but I didn't feel like a disgusting cow after I ate it either. So, I decided to share with you. Because I think you'll love it too!

I mean, my mouth is watering just looking at this picture. I really wish we had had leftovers. 


3/4 c fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped
4 Tbsp low sodium taco seasoning
1 lb white fish fillets, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 tsp olive oil
Juice from 1 lemon or 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
Shredded cabbage
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, sliced or diced
1/2 red onion, diced
Package of small flour wheat tortillas

How to make:

Combine plain yogurt, cilantro, and 2 Tbsp taco seasoning mix into a small bowl. Set aside.

Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and the rest of the taco seasoning into a small bowl. 

Cut the fish.

Place the fish on a tinfoil covered baking sheet and brush the olive oil mixture onto the pieces. 

Broil on high for 5-10 minutes or until fish is flaky. While the fish is cooking, chop your veggies. (And if you're new to cooking, make sure you wash your cutting board free of fish juice). We don't need anybody getting sick.

Warm up your tortillas in the microwave. You could also use corn tortillas to make it even healthier, but I absolutely detest the texture of corn tortillas. So we went with wheat flour tortillas. 

Spread some of your Greek yogurt mixture onto your tortillas. 

Add your fish and top with tomatoes, avocado, onion, and shredded cabbage. And if you're a sauce person like me, I added more of the yogurt mixture on top!

And there you have it. Some healthy fish tacos. Bon app├ętit! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday #10: DIY Napkin Holders and Christmas Tablescape

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I can't believe it's already December. Holy cow. But I'm so glad it is because with the month comes Christmas movies, drinking hot chocolate in excess amounts, the justification to pig out on every dessert imaginable, and all things red and green. Oh, and penguins. I love penguins. Obsessed is probably the better word to use. Today I want to show you my Christmas tablescape and my super easy and festive DIY napkin rings.

I mean, these were seriously easy and they make such a big impact on my table! Here's what you need to make your own. They literally take like 3 minutes. 


Hot Glue Gun
Bouquet of small poinsettias 
(I got mine at Old Time Pottery for $1)
Elastic Hairties
To put them together, I cut the stems off the flowers and hot-glued the flowers to the hairties. The gold balls were actually on another bouquet of poinsettias that I bought at the same time. I thought they added an extra pop. I just cut them off of their original bouquet and stuck it through the holder. And there you have it. Super easy 3 minute napkin holders for your Christmas table!

I pretty much love them. I ended up changing my placemats to the ones in the picture below because I had forgotten I had them and I liked them better than the ones in the pictures above. Pardon the terrible picture quality of my tablescape. I ended up taking these on my phone. Also ignore the mess in the background!

The tablecloth was one of our wedding gift card purchases and we will be able to use it year round. The chargers and napkins were from Old Time Pottery as well. OTP is the best. So cheap. I bought the votive holders and the glass Christmas tree a long time ago. Pretty sure I got them at Wal-Mart after Christmas one year when everything was on sell.  It's really simple but as a poor medical student, simple is really all I can do. That's all I have for today! Have a wonderful rest of the week!


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