Two more races, yes, that’s it. It’s been a slower season but a HEALTHY season for the Kiwi, so we’ll take it. Hoping that these last two races will go well and then the off season will be full of good training, more SLOW DOWN, holiday fun, and proper rest.
But for now, we gotta keep that FALL FOCUS! Nutrient dense foods and lots of it. Gotta feed this kiwi and keep him nourished, and me too of course (sherpa fuel).
Since we now have a TJ’s, I have the luxury of buying endless bags of coconut strips. Lightly sweetened dried coconut is perfect in Love Grown Foods Super Oats (sugar free) with a little chocolate Nuttzo on top.
But good nutrition doesn’t have to be expensive. Taco Tuesday is cheap, easy, and nourishing. We like to use farmers market eggs, peppers and veggies from my parents garden, Costco GF chicken sausage, and gluten free corn tortillas of course.
It also helps that I won Jennifer’s SunRype fruit source giveaway. These all natural fruit leathers have been a God send for my husband’s training. Phew!
And last but not least, dinner time nutrients.
You see, the kiwi will eat his Omega rich Salmon if I put some form of goodness on top (BBQ sauce, salsa, etc), but he actually doesn’t prefer it. Although I do! So very now and then I’ve been switching out our Salmon with Cod.
Here’s a look at why Cod is just as nutrient dense as Salmon (well I’d say it’s a runner up).
- Cod fish is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are needed in the body for proper brain functioning, as well as cardiovascular health.
- Cod is packed with energy filled vitamins –>B6 and B12 help you have more energy during your workouts and while performing sports. Vitamin B6 also helps regulate hormonal imbalances. VitaminB12 helps to reduce anemia (think fatigue) and can help increase energy levels (vitamin B12 helps produce new hemoglobin).
- The oils that come from cod fish are used as an anti-inflammatory.
- Three ounces of cod provides 10 percent of the DV for phosphorus and magnesium. The body uses phosphorus to produce energy, form strong bones and create DNA. Magnesium assists in immune function and helps keep your blood sugar and blood pressure within normal levels.
Source: yahoo sports
Okay, ready to eat some Cod? Dig in!
[print_this] Honey Lime Cod and Roasted Fennel
- 1 large cod fillet or 2 small 5oz fillets
- 1 fennel bulb
- honey lime dressing or homemade with lime juice
- balsamic vinegar
- olive oil
- garlic (minced)
- black pepper
- Optional- curry powder or chili pepper seasoning on fish.
- Homemade dressing is ¼ cup olive oil, 1-2tbsp lime juice, 1-2tbsp honey, black pepper, and maybe a little honey Dijon mustard.
1. Cut your fennel bulb in half with the stem still attached. Then cut bulb into wedges. Take the stem and pull off leaves (seeds). Arrange the bulb pieces in a baking dish and lightly coat with balsamic vinegar and oil. I would say about 1-2 tablespoon of each. Then sprinkle your garlic on top along with the rest of your fennel leaves.
2. Roast at 400F for about 12-14 minutes. Broil the last 2 minutes.
3. All you need to do for the Cod is marinate it in homemade dressing or a honey lime dressing for about 10 minutes. Then roast with the fennel and check it after 10 minutes or before your broil the fennel. I like to top the fish with a little curry or chili pepper seasoning as well, but that’s my preference. [/print_this]
What’s in your feeding zone this week? Or for this Wednesday?
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I am LOVING this post.
Cod is one of my FAVORITES. (I have had not so great cod but it’s still good… but the fresh thick fillets that split when they cook? OSH. My mouth is watering).
I never knew how great they are for you!!
have you ever steamed them in broth with lemon grass and garlic? SO GOOD and they don’t split
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Argh! Ok, there’s something wrong with bloglovin, none of your posts have been showing up for a few weeks…I actually thought you were only active on instagram and twitter! Will catch up on the older ones but I LOVE cod. So glad you highlighted it- I like Cod in more milder non Asian style dishes whereas salmon for something plain or with an Asian dressing/marinade. So glad you posted that recipe- saw it on instagram and knew I had to make it!
oh no, silly blog lovin! glad we can finally connect here. WOOHOO! let me know if you try it arman!
Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate
I am a devoted salmon lover, but I do like the occasional white fish and cod is one of my favorites. Honey and citrus go so wonderfully together, I have no doubt this recipe is amazing.
i don’t understand people who don’t like salmon. haha. Love me so fat!
Mary @ Fit and Fed
You have a TJ’s now? I’m sure that’s proving very handy. When we moved, we actually used distance to the nearest TJ’s as one indicator. Island with a pricey ferry ride to the nearest TJ’s? A definite negative. I know cod is one of the healthy ones, like salmon, but my family much prefers salmon. I keep trying, though, and I’ve got a couple of pan-fried cod recipes they’ll eat.
i bet you can make baked cod fish sticks too! they might like that. yes?
GiGi Eats Celebrities
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SALMON KiCKS COD’S BUTT EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WEEK, unless you really know how to cook it, but even then, I would totally go for the salmon over the cod. I just love FAT FAT FAT! ha ha ah!.
It’s totally PHAT!
She Rocks Fitness
I LOVE salmon and not even sure if I’ve had cod! Okay maybe I have, but apparently it has been way too long. I’ll have to check it out at Costco…I’m assuming they have a big bag of it. XOXO
they sure do! love that costco!
I am a salmon gal, but that’s only because I have never tried cod. Does it have a strong fishy taste? I am trying to expand my fish palate. Good luck to Kiwi Cotter! Where is he racing? NC is a great place to race 😉
it’s very light, like talipia. You would love it! and we were going to be in NC this month but he switched races. Bummer!
jenn @ runnderlust
great post. i just lectured today my kids I coach about what non-running factors they can work on to improve their performance going into the latter half of the season. very important to stay focused!!!!
look at you! what a great coach you are!
Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia
when i ate fish, it was always haddock, halibut, salmon, or freshly caught walleye (pickerel). yum!
the first time i tried cod was at my in-laws, who happen to be portuguese. they served a traditional dish called bacalhau (bock-all-ya). it’s salt cod, potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, garlic, olives, lemon, olive oil, vinegar. with the first bite, i spit it out – disgusting! but you know what, i was only 24 back then and had the palate of a child lol. i tried it again, several years later, and much to my dismay, i actually like it. ha!
oh my, i would love that dish! glad you can enjoy it now! <3
OMG cod! It’s one of the few fish I will eat. Not a big fish fan, growing up landlocked and mostly served “salmon balls” as a kid ;D. But I will definitely try this. Love all your nutrition facts too!
we should have traded childhoods. I loved fish!
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
I accidentally bought frozen cod at TJ’s last week and I was going to return it.. until now! Do you know I’ve never had cod????
Kim @ Racing Bananas
Never thought of using a honey lime mix on cod! Yum!
such a good combo!!
I’m totally a Salmon person…. yum… with a little honey and some basil. Oh man, it is on.
But for you, I would definitely have some CODder 🙂
CODer.. oh ya, thats gonna stay with me now
Hmmmm, I prefer salmon, but I don’t mind cod! I love how easy fish is to prepare. Have you tried the Trader Joe’s frozen cod? I’ve been eyeing it, but have yet to buy it. I prefer fresh fish, but the frozen is definitely more economical!
i have at whole foods. It’s delicious! i am all about economical!
Beth @ Miles and Trials
I had no idea cod was close to as great as salmon. I love salmon, but the rest of the family not so much, so I feel better about mixing in cod more often now. Tacos are on the agenda for dinner at my house tonight!
oh try it and let me know how it goes! how are you friend?
Electra @ electra-fi.com
Tweeted!!! YUM!! I actually loooove them both the same – I’m a huge seafood lover!
seafood lovers unite! so good , amen amen!
Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
Love the little nutrition lesson about cod there. Good going sherpa!
hehe, thx. sherpa gotta keep her skills sharp
M. Love @ Lifting Love
I need to get better at adding fish into my diet! I’m horrible at it!! Looks fabulous!
girl, yes, get some fish!! i bet you would cook it up nicely!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
I definitely prefer salmon over white fish- but you’re right, there are many other very healthy fish options. And yours looks delicious!!
I LOVE cod! I think I love salmon a smidge more, but cod is good too!! two more races for James? Where are they? Sending lots of strength and smart training vibes!! Miss you friend! (and wish my TJs was a bit closer, about 30 mins. not the worst, and near Jess, so that gives me a reason to go when I am at her house!).
i miss you both! Gah i wish i was having wine with you tonight
Feed zone for me this week is taper foods… Lots of carbs and protein to get ready for the marathon. This definitely includes salmon, I do love cod but salmon is probably my favorite food.
Glad you have a TJ’s near you, I don’t know what I would do without it. And you mentioned Taco Tuesday and now I am craving Tacos….guess what will be for dinner tonight!
oh please do! let’s keep the taco theme going!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
I love fish, but I don’t think I’ve ever had cod before. I love all its health benefits, so I think it’s something I really need to try out! This recipe sounds wonderful! Love the additional of fennel, which just so happens to be a fav of mine!
yay, a fellow fennel lover. You gotta try then holly!
Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail)
I wish I lived in the cotter feed zone! This cod looks awesome~
i will feed you for marathon training, come visit!
I rarely eat fish, but every time I do, I wonder why I don’t more often. Honey and lime and FENNEL!?!! Great flavor combo!
really? we need to change that
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
OK, first? The title? Love it. I’m the same in that I would always prefer to have salmon but my husband sounds like James – he’ll eat it but it’s not his favorite. Maybe I’ll have to make this for him too!
Jody - Fit at 55
Sadly I am not a fish person – do not like it but wish I did for the benefits! 🙂
Love all the other goodies & so happy you have TJs closer to you!!! Very exciting!
you aren’t? I am shocked. I guess i thought you would be. Not even baked?
Jody - Fit at 55
Nope — 🙂 Sorry!
haha well at least you like good bread, cookies, and healthy bites!
Heather (Where's the Beach)
I’ve never had cod or salmon. There’s a reason I don’t eat meat, I never liked it much LOL. And I feel like you’re bragging about TJs teehee 😉 Happy Wednesday my friend.
This morning I had Protein cereal. I have your Coconut rum balls for snacks along with healthy bites & chipotle Chicken soup in the crock pot for dinner!
you know i love everything about this statement
That photo of your cod and roasted fennel looks so fall-esque. I like it.
I’m not a big fan of fish – for some reason everything about it throws me off a bit. I’m kind of a baby when it comes to seafood. I should really get over those issues;)
I’ve never actually tried it before, but I was terrified of fish as a child so I guess that stuck over into my food choices as well!
i think you’d like this Lisa, it’s so light, not fishy
I can’t wait for our TJs to be finished here – bring on ALL the natural goodness foods!
and then you’ll have one in austin! yay!! get here already
I’m not sure I’ve ever made cod – that recipe looks great though!
Good luck with the final couple of races – I’m sure y’all are both ready for a bit of a break!!!
yes, i think we are. How are you? getting rest yet?
Great stuff in the feeding zone this week! I think the final two races can be only good when the fueling looks like that.
Abby @ Change of Pace
Good luck to kiwi in his last two races! When and what are they, and does his best Sherpa get to attend?!
My father-in-law used to go deep sea salmon fishing off the coast of BC every summer. You can’t beat the salmon he’d bring back from there!
Happy hump day!
another reason i need to come visit!
and yes, i get to attend one race out of the 2. yay!
I like cod and salmon both, I feel like you can do more delicate flavors with Cod while Salmon works with bold. BTW, I have more SunRype if you run out . . . .
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I think you already know my feelings about fish, so cod and salmon are pretty much in the same basket for me. I want to like them… I really do… but I just need to get over that mental hurdle. And I seriously think it’s just become a matter or principle at this point… I figure I’ve been avoiding them for so long, that I may as well keep on going <– perfect logic 😆
haha i totally thought of you when writing this! i think you need to try a stir fry or something. hide in a bed of rice with some kind of delicious sauce!
Linz @ Itz Linz
i don’t cook fish nearly as much as i should though i do enjoy eating it when we’re out!! this recipe looks awesome!
Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers
Interesting! I never knew that about cod. I have to force myself to eat fish, but every once in a while I bite the bullet and go for it. The hubby will be happy because salmon is on the menu one night this week. Sigh…. haha
ohh enjoy! Good choice for menu
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
This looks fabulous!! I LOVE cod (and salmon!) and love that they are good for me too!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Salmon will always beat out any fish! (with smoked paprika, turmeric, onion powder, and parsley, SO GOOD!)
let me know if you try it becca!