Fish, Fish and more Fish!

Happy Tuesday!

Today was fish day at school and we blackened snapper fillets and pan seared salmon…so I ate! I love seafood as many of you know! I also ate because I prepared everything myself…all the way from filleting the snapper when it looked like it was straight out of the water! We used a really good homemade blackening spice that Chef had prepared and I brought in the rest of my cornbread rolls from last night for everyone to try. The bad thing was that while I was filleting the snapper I cut my finger pretty bad through the gloves I had one. Now it’s all wrapped up :(. I’m doing some cleaning around here this afternoon then heading off to a 4:00 ashtanga yoga class. Then back here to make dinner and do homework–only two days of school left!

My lunch was incredibly light today because we were only given 3 ounces of salmon to sear and I only took about 1 1/2-2 ounces of blackened snapper on my plate. Those, with a cornbread roll, and an orange I ate when I got home only added up to be about 300 calories, which is much less than I like to eat at lunchtime.


This little guy right here turned into my lunch! (cutting my finger in the process)


So…I will be having a big snack before yoga in a few hours and I’m already a little hungry now! I’m not trying to skimp on any calories right now–I’m mindful of them of course—but I’m not lowering them or anything like that because for some odd reason my scale says that last week I lost 4 pounds! I’m not trying to lose weight and like to keep my weight up around 120-123 pounds…I think 116 is too low for me, which is what the scale said yesterday. Weird because I really have not been doing anything different with my eating and exercise! Maybe something was amiss with the scale. Very odd.

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  • Danielle
    December 18, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    Yum! I love fish and I know it’s such a great source of lean protein! I hardly eat it though because unless I’m at a restaurant I have no idea how it should be cooked and served. Do you have any tips for easy fish prep at home? and what do you find is the easiest/healthiest to eat? Thanks for answering my daily questions 🙂

  • jaweber
    December 18, 2007 at 6:07 pm


    You are probably one of my only readers–I love answering your daily questions!! haha 🙂 When I crave fish at home I usually will just go to the grocery store and tell the seafood guy that I would like a 5 ounce salmon fillet. It costs no more than 4.50. He’ll pack it on ice for you too! When I get home I take it out of the paper, wipe it down with a paper towel and sprinkle some seasoning on both sides like Old Bay or some sort of Creole seasoning (you could also just do salt and pepper). I heat up a skillet with about a teaspoon of olive or canola oil and set the temp. to high. When the oil is just about smoking I drop the fish in, skin side down. I turn down the heat a notch (so its at about med-high) then let it cook for about 2-3 minutes before flipping the little guy and cooking him for 3 minutes on the other side. Done! So easy and so good. My favorite fish is tuna though which I love to eat rare, sushi-style. I don’t attempt that one at home yet but I always order it out when I’m at a seafood restaurant. You could also easily buy frozen tipalpia, mahi or grouper fillets at the store then just sear them in a little oil with some seasoning on them as well. It’s so satisfying and your body just loves those healthy polyunsaturated fats that do so much for your heart!

  • Nicole
    December 18, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    I read your blog toooo!! haha