Fish

Coconut Lime Crusted Cod

Coconut Lime Crusted Cod

I frequently buy wild cod in the frozen section at Trader Joe's because it's an inexpensive source of lean protein, but without fail, I end up making it the same way every time - and not loving it.  Butter, lemon, salt, pepper. Bake. BLAH. The end. 

I'm glad I finally decided to get creative with cod because this recipe is delicious!

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

This is hardly a recipe at all, but it's how my mom always made tuna and chicken salad when I was growing up and I wouldn't change a thing. I mean, is there a less expensive source of quality protein than canned tuna?! My unnatural love of canned tuna probably makes me part-cat; in fact, I give my cat Duke a spoonful of canned tuna every night at 9:30 p.m. We are a tuna-loving family here at FLF headquarters! 

Wild Salmon Cakes

Wild Salmon Cakes

A quick and easy protein fix, these salmon cakes are great for leftovers to grab and go on the run during the week. (I often eat them cold, right out of the fridge!) You could also use leftover cooked salmon, but canned wild salmon is an inexpensive, readily available protein source - and one that many people overlook! Wild salmon is high in Omega-3s, a type of fat that aids in fat burning at the cellular level.