When deciding to live a healthy lifestyle, it’ extremely important to stay away from fast food restaurants and processed foods and drinks. Oftentimes, take-out joints offer “healthy” options which only mean reduced sugar and additives, but really they’re doing more harm than good. Preparing your own meal gives you complete control over what goes in your body, but juggling your job, social life, and school can make it an impossible task to complete three times a day. If you opt for quick- or pre-made food, you’re trading convenience for higher cholesterol which damages the arteries and increases the risk of heart disease. Luckily, not all healthy recipes require a large budget and slaving in front of a stove all day. These are 15 simple recipes you can make at home to prevent clogged arteries and strengthen your heart.
Flaky Fish Tacos with Avocado
- 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
- 2 tsp no-salt Mexican seasoning blend
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 lb flaky fish fillets (cod, mahi-mahi, haddock)
- 1 avocado, sliced
- ½ cup pico de gallo
- 8 corn tortillas
Tacos are perhaps one of the easiest meals to prepare. You can use store-bought corn tortillas or homemade. Preheat your oven to 400°F and toss the fish fillets in a bowl with the salt and Mexican seasoning blend to coat. Transfer the fillets to a lightly greased baking sheet and bake until flaky, around 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets. To build the tacos, put 1 or 2 fillets into a corn tortilla along with 2 slices of avocado and 1 tbsp of pico de gallo. This recipe serves 4 people.