Eating a well balanced diet with a lot of lean protein is a great way to help with not only your weight loss efforts but your overall health too. There are many lean sources of protein for you to eat, and fish is one of the best. In order to keep things interesting so your diet doesn’t get boring you will want to prepare a variety of fish in a variety of ways, that is why you will need a lot of healthy fish recipes to choose from.
I’ve listed some of the most common methods for cooking fish, this should give you a good starting point.
1. Baking. This is a good method whether you are preparing whole fish or fish fillets. Just add a little oil, or butter along with whatever seasonings you want. Cooking your fish in foil will allow you to keep it tender and flaky, you can also use this method to cook your fish right on your grill. Just add the fish, some lemon juice, wine, and seasonings to taste, wrap up the foil and place it in the oven or right on your grill.
2. Poached. Just add the fish, any seasonings you want and some cream. Preparing fish this way will mean that you will have a sauce with your fish.
3. Grilling. This method really brings out the flavor of the fish, and it makes you feel like you are on a camping trip and cooking up your catch of the day! This method works well with whole fish or fillets. When cooking a whole fish, cut wholes in both sides of the fish and rub with olive oil. You can wrap the fish in foil or just put it on the grill. Add whatever seasonings and herbs you want.
4. Deep frying. Fish prepared this way is delicious, but don’t eat it like this too often since you will be adding a lot of fat back into your diet with this type of preparation. Fish is low fat which is one of the reasons you are eating it in the first place so cooking it in a way that adds fat isn’t the best alternative.
The biggest thing you need to keep in mind when preparing any type of fish is to have fun. Fish is a great source of lean protein and can help you with your weight loss goals, it’s also delicious. Try using different types of fish and preparing them in different ways. If you do this you will keep your diet interesting and it won’t seem like you’re on a ‘diet’, it’ll just seem like you are eating well, which you are.
Preparing fish doesn’t have to be a difficult or time consuming affair. Something as simple as some cooked salmon on a nice salad is a delicious, easy to prepare meal that is good for you and will make a great lunch or dinner.
Adding fish to your diet is a great way to help get healthier, not only can you lose weight but you can help lower your cholesterol too. Take some time to experiment and find your favorite healthy fish recipes.