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Friday, January 13, 2012

Grilled Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado & the Fibre 1 Chill Challenge

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As I mentioned in previous posts, I've started working on being healthier. Both in what I eat, and by getting more exercise in each day. I know that during the winter, we tend to go into hibernation mode and turn into couch potatoes. I mean who wants to go out in that cold weather. Well Fibre 1 and the Running Room are teaming up to bring you the first ever Fibre 1 Chill Challenge. They would like you to get off that couch and leap into an extra day of fitness. The best part is..... it's totally easy. All they're asking for is 20 minutes of walking, or running at any of the participating Running Room locations. See, that isn't so hard now is it? So register and, on Feb 29, get off that couch and get active!

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Sometimes, exercise isn't enough. Sometimes, you have to make better eating choices. I know that though we never really ate unhealthily, I could have been doing more, to get us eating right. Small things like eating more fish, using low fat cheeses, dressing or sour cream. All of those things are great ways of cutting calories, while still having great flavour. That's why I am totally excited that General Mills Life Made Delicious has great healthy recipes, on their website. Not only are they healthy and delicious, they're super easy too!! I was able to get dinner on the table last night, in about 15 minutes. Can you believe that?!?!

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Not only are these fish tacos quick and easy, they taste awesome too. I really loved the spicy Taco seasoning on the fish. The creamy avocado added a zesty creaminess, that was perfect with the tender fish. We seemed to prefer them on whole wheat tortillas, rather than hard tacos. I never thought the kids would be eating fish tacos, but Mr.B quickly wolfed two down, LOL. Since it's the dead of winter here, there was no way I was grilling, so I adapted the recipe and broiled the fish for a few minutes on each side. I will include broiling instructions at the end of the recipe.


 “Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”


Grilled Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado Topping
Adapted from Life Made Delicious

Halibut is a fresh, healthy spin on traditional tacos.


Ingredients:

1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup (75 mL) reduced fat ranch dressing
1 pkg Old El Paso* Smart Fiesta* Hard Taco Dinner Kit
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
1 1/2 lb (750 g) halibut, skin removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup (250 mL) shredded lettuce or mixed salad greens
1 small tomato, diced

Method:

    Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix avocado, cilantro and dressing. Set aside. Heat taco shells as directed on package.
    Brush fish with oil. Sprinkle fish with 2 to 3 tsp taco seasoning mix. Place halibut in grill basket. Place basket on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, rearranging twice. Fill taco shells with fish, lettuce, avocado mixture and tomato.

Cindy's notes: to broil, place fish onto a rimmed baking sheet. Brush with oil and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Place under broiler for 4 minutes. Flip fillets over and sprinkle with remaining taco seasoning. Place under broiler for 3-4 more minutes, until fish is opaque and flakes easily.

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This post linked to

Full Plate Thursday
These Chicks Cooked
Friday Favorites
Foodie Friday
EMM:Church Supper

4 comments:

Brenda said...

I've never had fish tacos before, do you believe it? I'm not sure why not, as I love fish and I love tacos, lol! These look and sound great Cindy, they're on my "to make" list. Thanks!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Cindy,
We just love Fish Taco's and your Avocado Sauce looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with our 1st Anniversary Party at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Krista said...

You had me at Avocado sauce! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week and see you again next Sunday!

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~Lyndsay from CHARMED said...

I love fish tacos! This looks like a wonderful recipe :-)