Yesterday, while strolling the aisles at my local Harris Teeter, I was shocked at how many locals must have read my blog the other day praising Chobani! I’m kidding, of course, but the word must be out about this delicious yogurt… when I went to grab some, here’s what I found:
After grabbing the last two lonely Chobanis (Chobanies?), I headed to the fish section to pick up some WILD salmon, but they didn’t have any. I did notice however, a few other farm-raised options with their fancy “color-added” sign… yuck.
With no wild salmon available, I decided to go with wild halibut (am the only one who still giggles at that fish name? I am? How embarrassing…) I went to pick up some corn chips for my fish dish and did a little comparing there, as well.
I was impressed that there was a lower sodium option available, but checked out the labels because often times “lower” sodium, “lower” calories, “lower” fat labels can be deceiving. Keep in mind that ‘lower’ does not mean ‘low’. Take Oreos for example. One serving of regular Oreos (which only consists of 3 cookies… be honest, how many people can just have 3 Oreos?) has 160 calories/7 g fat/ 14 g sugar. A serving of Reduced Fat Oreos (also 3 cookies) has 150 calories/ 4.5 g fat/ 14 g of sugar. The “healthier” version only saves you 10 calories? And has the same amount of sugar? YUP. Beware of labeling. I swear I’ve seen bottled water advertised as ‘fat free’ before. Duh.
I wrapped things up at the grocery store and headed home to make dinner for Hubs and me. I started with making a side “salad” of mini heirloom tomatoes and avocado. It was easy because the tomatoes had such a delicious flavor on their own, I added a little lime, salt (only a light sprinkling… mostly for appearance… I rarely salt any food since America’s food supply is inundated with tremendous amounts of salt already, so no one really has to worry about getting enough) and pepper, and I was done.
I decided to try a new fish recipe from my Williams Sonoma (Loooooooove WS) cookbook, with a few alterations. I decreased the amount of butter (which I can find you can do in a lot of recipes that require butter for drizzling) and increased the lime (a fantastic summer *or spring* flavor!) I served the fish and salad with wild rice and black beans to round out a healthy balance of protein/carbs/healthy fats (which I’m a big proponent of for balancing blood sugars… something I will most likely mention a lot because I have some self-diagnosed issues with hypoglycemia). It looked pretty, too, and mom always said, a colorful plate is a healthy plate!
That’s all for now, but please check out one of my favorite recipes is posted under the ‘recipes’ tab. It is quick and easy, but delicious and filling enough for the hungriest man. Check it out and let me know what you think 🙂