Special Diet - Created Date : 15.11.2019

Fish Tacos with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Salsa!

Fish Tacos with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Salsa!

Fish Tacos with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Salsa!

You know why we make fish tacos? Just for the halibut. Yep, I am here all week folks!

But seriously, one of our favorite things about spring is that halibut comes into season. Yes, fish have a seasons too. Halibut season is usually from mid April until the beginning of October. Of course you can always buy frozen halibut, but we love to take advantage of fresh, especially when it comes to these Fish Tacos with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Salsa!(This post contains affiliate links off which I may make a commission. Your price remains the same)

Tips For Buying Fish:

1. It’s best not to buy fish wrapped in plastic. You should be able to smell the fish you are buying. I always buy mine from a fishmonger I trust. If he is handling it, cutting it etc… he will know if it’s not fresh.

2. Always buy fish the day you plan on making it. That way if something comes up and you don’t get to it, it will still be good a day or two later.

3. When selecting fish always point to the piece you want. In stores the freshest fish is placed in the front of the window, closest to you, and the fish from the day before is placed in the back, closest to the fishmonger. So when you are looking at the fish closest to you and ask for it, he pulls it from the back. It doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with that fish from the day before, it’s just not the freshest…and you want the freshest!

The Salsa:

This salsa is quick and easy to make because we use a store bought pico de gallo then add avocado and roasted red bell pepper, creating an amazingly flavorful combination! But we will offer you another time saving option here: you can buy store bought jarred roasted red bell pepper or roast your own. It just depends on how much time you have and how ambitious you are. Both are delicious and healthy, so there is no wrong choice.

How to Roast a Red Bell Pepper:

If you choose to roast the red bell pepper yourself, here is a visual guide. It’s super easy and less expensive than buying peppers in a jar. Instructions are included in the recipe below, cause we are nice like that.

Giving You a Paleo/Whole30 Option!

When I make these tacos my husband loves to use sprouted corn tortillas. I prefer grain free cassava or almond flour tortillas. I find both at Whole Foods Market. You could also serve the fish and salsa over cauliflower rice to keep this recipe Whole 30!

Divvy Up Those Jobs!

This meal is pretty quick to make, especially if you use store bought roasted red bell pepper, but if you split the tasks it’s even faster. One of you make the salsa while the other cooks the fish and tortillas! Bam! You are done in ten minutes!

The Recipe: Fish Tacos with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Salsa!

Tips and what you need: Halibut cooks very quickly, the temptation is to overcook, don’t or you will end up with a dry fish taco. You will need a good knife and a good pan!

See photos in blog post above. Turn cooktop burner on medium heat. Place red bell pepper on burner, turning as bell pepper becomes charred. You want the skin of whole bell pepper to be black. When pepper is completely charred remove from heat and place in a small bowl and cover with a saucer, allowing pepper to steam in it's own heat. After ten minutes, remove pepper, hold over sink using fingers to remove, blackened skin, rinsing as needed. Once skin is off, cut pepper in half, remove pith and dice!

Make Salsa:

Combine, roasted red bell pepper, pico de gallo and avocado in a bowl and stir, season with sea salt and pepper if needed. Set aside

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large pan on medium heat, add enough oil to cover bottom of pan

When oil is hot add fish to pan and cook for 4 minutes stirring frequently. Halibut cooks really quickly, do not over cook!

Heat another pan for tortillas, cooking tortillas and fish at the same time

Place tortillas on plates, add fish, top with pico de gallo, your favorite hot sauce and drizzle with lime


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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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