I do enjoy eating fish, but where I am an adventurous cook with most foods, I am wary with fish. If cooked badly, it’s awful! With Insanity (as in the freakishly rigorous exercise programme) looming, I am getting to grips with their recommended eating plan and so have been working on some of the recipes. Here are a few that I have tried and really enjoyed… and that my kids have enjoyed too 🙂

Teriyaki Grilled Tuna – 295 calories; 36 g protein; 25 g carbohydrates; 7 g fat; 7.5 g fibre

  • 100 g Tuna Steak
  • 2 tbsp bottled, low-fat Teriyake sauce
  • 2/3 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup peas (Petits Pois)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup brown rice

Marinate tuna in Teriyake sauce. Grill tuna on both sides till done as you like. Serve with brown rice, wilted spinach and peas

Note: For gluten-free Teriyake sauce, it’s easy enough to make your own, although there are more companies now producing GF Varieties. Just be careful and read reviews. Check out About.com for a recipe for GF Teriyake sauce and also some thoughts on ready-made products. Another recipe for GF Teriyake sauce and how to vary it can be found at GFMagazine.com

Teriyaki Grilled Tuna

Teriyaki Grilled Tuna

Baked Mahi Mahi in red pepper marinade – 286 calories; 27 g protein; 28 g carbohydrates; 6 g fat; 4 g fibre

  • 100 g Mahi Mahi Steak
  • 2 tbsp Red pepper marinade (marinade contains sunflower oil, red pepper (18%), water, onions, white wine vinegar, parsley, Dijon Mustard, tomato purée, garlic, thyme, rosemary, black pepper, salt, turmeric)
  • 1 cup mixed carrots, corn and cauliflower

Baste Mahi Mahi in red pepper marinade, season and place on a baking tray. Bake in a hot oven (200 C) for 10 – 12 minutes or until it is cooked through. Served with a steamed vegetable medley

Feel free to use Cod or Pollock here (the calories are a little less), I just enjoy Mahi Mahi


Prawn Cocktail Platter – 286 calories; 28 g protein; 33 g carbohydrates; 4 g fat; 3.5 g fibre

  • 100 g Raw Prawns, boiled and cooled
  • 2 tbsp cocktail sauce (extra light mayonnaise, tomato ketchup and French Dijon mustard to taste)
  • fresh lemon wedges
  • 1 whole wheat dinner roll
  • 1 cup mixed raw vegetables (carrots, peppers and cucumber)

Serve prawns with sauce and or lemon and have the roll and raw veggies on the side (Pic shows this packed for my daughters snack, hence the bear bento box!)


I will definitely be adding these to our regular meals. They are all easy to prepare and tasty and of course, most importantly, healthy choices.



About My Primal Corner

I'm just a Mom, doing my bit to raising healthy, happy kids while indulging a passion for food and travel. We follow and Paleo/Primal diet and keep dreaming about actually living the lifestyle.

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