Wild Lemon Cod, Baked Spaghetti Squash and Green Cabbage Coleslaw
QUICK, CLEAN and EASY
This Real Food Meal will only take about an hour to prepare.
Pre-Heat Your Oven to 400⁰.
Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
Place the squash in a glass baking dish cut side up, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and cook for 45 to 55 minutes until tender when pierced with a fork.
While the squash is cooking, prepare your own favorite coleslaw recipe. Use only real food ingredients – check the label on your dressing (mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, etc.) for additives or ingredients you don’t recognize.
Use organic cabbage whenever possible.
Place the Wild Alaskan Cod in another glass backing dish, squeeze a little lemon juice over the fish, then lightly salt (sea salt) and pepper, and top the cod steaks with lemon slices.
Wait until the last 10 minutes of the squash cooking time, then put the cod in the oven and bake 10-12 minutes (or until a food thermometer reads 145⁰).
Once the squash is tender and slightly cooled, rake it with a fork to form the spaghetti-like strands, then dress with a little organic butter or extra-virgin olive oil.
Serve and Enjoy!!
REAL FOOD RECIPES – HEALTHY AND EASY – ADDITIVE FREE
Eating Wild Alaskan Cod provides you with a lean source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining your health. They reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by preventing inflammation, reducing cholesterol and other fats in the blood stream. The omega’s also help maintain normal blood pressure.
Spaghetti Squash is the ideal substitute for pasta thanks to its low carbohydrate and calorie count. It is a great source of both vitamin C and vitamin A, which are antioxidants. As well, it contains omega-3 essential fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Spaghetti squash is also rich in the B vitamins folate, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin, which promote optimal cellular function. The squash contains the essential minerals potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese and zinc.
Raw Cabbage is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and is a good source of fiber. It is also a good source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals. Enough vitamin K in the diet makes your bones stronger, healthier and delays osteoporosis. In addition, cabbage is a very natural source of electrolytes and minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, iron and magnesium, which can help control heart rate and blood pressure.
My Husband’s Green Cabbage Coleslaw Recipe: Chopped Organic Green Cabbage, dress with enough mayo to make the salad creamy – but not too wet, and a little splash of cornichon pickle juice to taste (check the ingredients of your cornichon’s – nothing unhealthy). Sprinkle with a little pepper when served if desired.