Bad eating habits are just that…habits. It can take a bit of willpower to change ingrained habits. Here are some useful tools on Real Meal Revolution for doing that. An LCHF diet will allow you to control your eating as insulin which drives appetite is kept in check. So less willpower required!
One of the habits listed is “Cook”. It is such an important life skill but has commonly become to be perceived as a hassle in our busy lives. It doesn’t need to be so, just some good planning for shopping and cooking will help tremendously.
Today’s fish is mackerel. Really fresh fish is hard to beat. I find that the supermarket for the freshest stock is Dunnes Stores.
Mackerel needs to be eaten as fresh as possible or it will taste stale. A good sign is a really shiny skin. I don’t find that it freezes particularly well, so best to eat it on the day of purchase.
Today I grilled the mackerel, skin side up for 12 minutes under a moderate grill. The skin goes lovely and crispy, which makes it really tasty to eat. The kids fight over the skin cooked this way.
All it needs is a squeeze of lemon and a nice green side salad and maybe some guacamole. I use spinach in my side salads when local lettuce is not in season as at this time of the year. I think we will be seeing more salads on the menu soon as Spring kicks in.