Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies
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You can make fish tacos for a fun evening dinner or a lunch. Use small corn or whole-wheat tortillas to assure you stay low to medium glycemic. Serve it up with your favorite low glycemic toppings!


Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Specialty tool: Gas or charcoal grill, or grill pan

4 pieces (2 pounds) of cod or any other white fish

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus 2 teaspoons

1/4 cup canola oil

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds

1/2 teaspoon oregano

2 teaspoons minced garlic

Salt to taste

2 cups finely shredded green cabbage

1 teaspoon honey

2 tablespoons minced green onion

2 teaspoons chopped cilantro

Eight 8-inch whole-wheat flour or corn tortillas

  1. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high.

  2. Cut each piece of fish into 4 pieces for a total of 16 equal slices.

  3. Combine the 3 tablespoons of lime juice with the canola oil, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, garlic, and salt to make a marinade. Coat the fish with the marinade and set aside.

  4. Mix together the green cabbage and the 2 teaspoons of lime juice, as well as the honey, green onion, and cilantro, in a small bowl and set aside.

  5. Place the fish and a small amount of the marinade in aluminum foil and grill the fish for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

  6. 6.Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 10 seconds.

  7. 7.Center 2 pieces of grilled fish on each tortilla and top with the cabbage mixture. Fold and serve.

Per serving: Calories 460 (From Fat 152); Glycemic Load 14 (Medium); Fat 18g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 86mg; Sodium 638mg; Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 6g); Protein 42g.

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Meri Raffetto, RD, is the founder and developer of Real Living Nutrition Services, providing online weight loss programs to empower people to make small changes to achieve lasting results. Meri specializes in weight management and heart disease prevention and is a member of the American Dietetic Association.

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