Alternate title: Fishy Friday
It’s Friday! Yay! I hope you have something fun planned for this weekend. We don’t, so I am going to live vicariously through you.
Ina rocks out even the clam nights in, so she doesn’t need to live vicariously through anyone.
I don’t think I ever mentioned this, but last week I had a biometric screen done at work. They measured cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, weight, height, and waist circumference.
Blood pressure and glucose - perfect
Weight - approximately 10 pounds overweight - expected
Bad cholesterol and total cholesterol were great, but my HDL (good cholesterol) was low (52)!
This threw me, because the last time I had my lipids measured my HDL was 85 (well above my goal of 60) and I would consider myself healthier now than then.
So, what’s a girl to do? A few ways to rev up the good stuff:
- Physical activity: I think I do a pretty good job on this one
- Lose weight: working on it
- Eat better fats - ding, ding ding, tons of room for improvement
Specifically, I should eat fats that are high in omega 3’s, such as fish, nuts, and seeds. I think I have the nuts and seeds thing down (hello, almond butter and coconut oil loves), but admit I don’t eat enough fish.
I attribute my fish-less diet to lack of experience cooking the stuff. To remedy this, I now vow to make at least one fish meal per week, but really aim for two.
Last night we had almond meal crusted fish sticks for dinner.
Can you help me out? What is your favorite fish recipe? Any good ones for salmon?
I have my eye on these salmon patties.
Have a great weekend!