Gorton’s Seafood & #Realistic Resolutions

I received a Gorton’s Seafood & SparkPeople package for the purposes of reviewing, but all thoughts & opinions are my own & 100% honest.

Cooking for three guys has given me my share of challenges over the last 4-5 years. I love these three guys more than anything, but they are some of the pickiest eatersI have ever met! They make cooking a challenge. I’m all for eating healthy and making a good balaced meal as I believe it’s all about healthy choices and a healthy lifestyle that make our insides happy…not just our organs, but also our emotions and thoughts are healthier when we are healthier.

Recently I discovered that Gorton’s Seafood has expanded their

All the goodies that I received from Gorton's Seafood & SparkPeople.

All the goodies that I received from Gorton’s Seafood & SparkPeople.

offerings of fish to something other than fish sticks!  What an exciting discovery.  Sunday morning we had a breakfast of pancakes and bacon and while it was tasty, I felt yucky and fat after eating it!  I already had steaks and potatoes planned for supper (some of T’s favorites), so I decided we were keeping it light for lunch!  Just the day before I had visited the grocery store and stocked up on Gorton’s newest products thanks to the package that I received from them in late December as part of the 28 Day Realistic Resolution campaign.    I also didn’t want the traditional lunch sides (or at least traditional in our house) of chips.  I had just stocked up on vegetables, so I took to my new SparkPeople Cookbook and found the following recipe.

lemon sauce

Start by prepping your asparagus (washing and cutting the woody ends off), then place in a single layer in a baking dish, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and spray with no stick baking spray.  Bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees, turning half way through.  While your asparagus is baking (and fish of course), prep your Light Lemon Sauce.  Combine all ingredients in a small blender or use an imersion blender to blend all the ingredients until smooth!  (A side note…I didn’t have any fresh lemons, so I used about 3T lemon juice.)

The large variety of fish by Gorton's Seafood that I picked up!

The large variety of fish by Gorton’s Seafood that I picked up!

I let T pick the fish as he is a bit pickier about his fish than me.  He had quite a few options to pick from.  He chose the Baked Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb fish.  It was simple to bake and baked up crispy and fresh without having a fishy taste to it.  It had a strong herb flavor, but it wasn’t overpowering.  T even said that he was “hooked”!  Yes, pun was intended!  Coming from a guy who isn’t usually pleased with fish, this was a good “review”.

My asparagus was roasted perfectly and I drizzled the Light Lemon Sauce on it.  I also used the sauce with my fish and that was amazing!  The light flavor really complimented the herb flavor in the fish breading.  I will definitely be making the sauce again!  In fact, I plan on using some with the grilled fish later this week!

Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb Fish with Roasted Asparagus & Light Lemon Sauce

Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb Fish with Roasted Asparagus & Light Lemon Sauce

I’ve earmarked several more recipes in the Cookbook and can’t wait to try them out as well as the other fish that I picked up.  Thanks to the great people at SparkPeople, I’ve embarked on the #RealisticResolution challenge and am loving the healthy tips sent straight to my phone every day.  I’ve also completed a few workouts from the Total Body Sculpt DVD that I received and you’ll find a full review on #FitFriday soon!  You too can enjoy a fantastic package from Gorton’s Seafood & SparkPeople.  Register below to win the following: 2 full-value product coupons, an insulated tote, the SparkPeople Cookbook, the Spark book, & the SparkPeople Boot Camp DVD!

I’m lucky enough to have fellow #NorthIowaBlogger’s Donna Hup & Amy Hild and their blogs joining me on this experience, so you will have the opportunity to enter for a prize package on their site as well!  Good Luck!!

Click Here to get entered :a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can also download a coupon for your own Gorton’s Seafood HERE

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