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National Nutrition Month Focuses on Healthy Choices

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  • Written By: Laura Hanzo

Each March since 1973, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has focused on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

“This is a great opportunity to increase awareness,” shares Tracy Miller, RD, LDN, of Ideal You at North Oaks. “Even making small changes can over time help improve one’s health now and in the future.”

Miller offers this recipe below for Mahi-Mahi Mediterranean Style from the Ideal Protein™ cookbook as an example of eating healthy.

Mahi- Mahi Mediterranean Style

1 ¾ pounds mahi-mahi (4 pieces)

4 cups arugula

3 cups zucchini sliced

1 cup fennel bulbs

1 tablespoon lemon juice (retain skin for zest to garnish)

1 tablespoon parsley chopped fine

1 tablespoon green onions chopped fine

1 tablespoon savory chopped fine

1 tablespoon oregano chopped fine

1 tablespoon basil chopped fine

2 tablespoon olive oil

Sea salt to taste

Pepper to taste


Sear mahi-mahi steaks on each side until just pink in the middle. Cover and set aside. Heat half of the oil in a skillet. Add fennel. When the fennel starts to soften, add green onions, lemon juice, chopped herbs and seasoning. Only add and sauté zucchini for 3 minutes before serving.

In another pan, heat remaining olive oil and add arugula for one minute. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Make a bed of arugula on each plate. Top with fish steaks and vegetable mixture.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: Calories 381, Fat 17 grams, Protein 49 grams, Carbs 8 grams