Recovery Day – Why You Should Eat More Fish

Red meat, chicken, and turkey are three main protein sources you probably hear about on the daily. However, one protein source many people stray away from is fish.

While fish shouldn’t be meal-prepped due to its potent smell, eating fish has some astounding health benefits. For example, it lowers your risk of heart attack and strokes, improves your recovery time due to Omega 3 fatty acids, protects you from age-deterioration, and overall improves body and brain health. Furthermore, people who eat fish 2-3 times a week are proven to live longer than those who do not (NIH.gov).

Let’s give fish another shot. Below is an easy lemon & thyme fish recipe that is great for on-the go. 

Lemon & Thyme Fish | Yields 1 
1 uncooked fish fillet (cod, tilapia, salmon, etc.)
1 lemon
Fresh thyme
Salt 
Pepper 
Olive oil 

  1. Preheat oven to 425.  
  2. Cut the lemon in half. Squeeze the juice out of one half of the lemon and place the other half of the lemon to the side. 
  3. Place fish fillet in center of aluminum foil. Put olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice on the fish. Place fresh thyme and the other half of the lemon in the aluminum foil. 
  4. Seal the fish in foil. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes, or until fish is tender. 
  5. Let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with a side of green vegetables and either potatoes or rice. Enjoy!

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!

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