Just Add Protein to the Salad

One way to avoid complete marriage to your kitchen is to buy a pre-made salad and just make the protein.  For me, I was in the mood to make my wild orange roughy, but put it onto something else.  As many of you already know, I shop a lot at Trader Joe’s, so the salad was purchased there.  For less than $4.50, you can get a very decent salad there.  Just check the labels (tool #56) to ensure that it is JZ FITNESS approved.  What makes it JZ Fitness approved? Well folks, that is why I wrote an app which is going to the Apple store for approval over the next 7 days so stay tuned for that.

For now, enjoy this indulgent salad.  It is the Mozzarella and Tomato Salad, however, take off all the mozzarella balls, minus 1-3, depending on your metabolism.  I ate three, but keep in mind that I also worked out at a vigorous intensity that day, and in general, I break down the saturated fats in cheese quickly.  However, to keep lean, I do not eat cheese other than in this meal, and occasionally Parmesan cheese sprinkled on my egg white omelets.

Once you get this salad, get yourself a WILD, not farm raised, white fish.  I chose orange roughy which I had left over for another post.  I used simple ingredients to cook the fish.

What to get:

  1. Wild (I got frozen) orange roughy: size of your palm
  2. Crushed garlic
  3. Powdered garlic
  4. Grapeseed oil
  5. Olives
  6. Capers
  7. Lemon

What to do:

Defrost the fish in a cold bucket of water for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, cut the packaging open and put the fish on the stove into the 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil.  Add all the garlic and spray the lemon juice onto the fish.  Once you flip the fish over (about 3-4 minutes) then add in the capers and olives. Once the other side is done cooking, serve directly onto the salad.  In less than 20 minutes (thawing included), you have a white fish salad which is yum yum!