Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa

Recap: Try Something New Tuesday 171

Hello there!

How are you doing? I hope your Wednesday has been fab so far. Today I’ve got a great giveaway to share with you, but first, let’s talk about this week’s featured recipe!

1. Recipe of the Week. I’ve been wanting to share this one with you guys for weeks, but then Vancouver happened, and then I figured I better share my Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt and Balsamic Drizzle with you before peaches go out of season. (FYI, there are only 3 days left in August. YIKES!) Now that things are back to normal, I’ve made you a delicious dinner!

Nectarine Salsa No, it’s not just salsa.

Nectarine Salsa

But the salsa really is the prettiest part, so I’m going to show you lots of it.

Nectarine Salsa - Eat Spin Run Repeat

These Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa are full of flavour, colour, and and nutrition. If you don’t have tilapia, don’t worry – you can use any other mild fish like cod, haddock, or sole, and achieve the same delicious results. The fillets only need a couple of minutes on the barbeque, so I’d recommend making the salsa before heating the grill.

As for the tacos, I used La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Whole Grain Rye Wraps. I love them because they’re super soft, full of fiber (8g per wrap) and hold the fillings really nicely.

Grilled Tilapia Taco with Nectarine Salsa

Click here for the recipe!

Grilled Tilapia Taco with Nectarine Salsa

2. UnDiet by Meghan Telpner. Sooo… I’ve added another cookbook to my collection. But this one isn’t just a cookbook – it’s much more! As some of you may already know, my fellow foodie friend and nutritionista extraordinaire Meghan Telpner released her book, UnDiet in the spring. I was asked to be a stop on her virtual book tour, an opportunity that I happily accepted.

undiet

So what’s the book all about? Well, Meghan says…

“UnDiet is a fabulous, practical, and modern guide to true health.  Without ever using the word “diet,” I encourage major life changes small step by small step with help from the latest nutritional science, a fun and encouraging voice, and an “abundance mindset.” This book is ideal for those seeking plant-based, health promoting (and gluten-free to boot) way of living offering a very accessible path to health.

UnDiet  answers the question many people have when they realize it’s time for a change in their diets, a change in their health, and a change in their lives: Where do I start? Without being too far off the mainstream, UnDiet offers a simple, attainable, and most importantly, maintainable approach to living life well. 

UnDiet offers a lifestyle based not on deprivation and painful restrictions, but vitality, mindfulness, and joy.”

But enough with the words. I’m going to let Meghan tell you all about it herself!! (If the video below doesn’t load, you can find it here).

In addition to heaps of useful information about nutrition, eating mindfully, and how we can make better choices that have a positive impact on our health, the book also includes over 40 delicious gluten-free, plant-based recipes. Oh, and don’t just think they’ll make your tummy happy – there are edible face masks and body butter recipes too! I’ve already made several of them, but up until yesterday I hadn’t tried Meghan’s almond dipping sauce. Lucky for you and me, she’s letting me share the recipe today!

almond dipping sauce Excerpted from UnDiet.  Copyright © 2013 Meghan Telpner.  Published by McClelland and Stewart, which is a division of Random House of Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

almond dipping sauce

After making the sauce on Monday night, I took some in my lunch along with some raw veggies to snack on in the afternoon. (The photos you see here were taken before I threw everything into portable containers.)

almond dipping sauce

It tasted amazing (in fact, I think I’m addicted!), and I love that the sauce only required a couple of ingredients that I always tend to have in my kitchen. I’m thinking this would also be a great marinade for chicken and tofu steaks, a sauce for stir fried veggies, and a dip for Thai Fresh Spring RollsI’m a big fan of spicy food, so next time I might throw in a few dried chili flakes as well. If you love almond butter, you’ll love this sauce!

almond dipping sauce

Want to score a free copy of UnDiet for yourself? I’ve got an extra copy and am looking to give it away to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me:

What is one change (small or ginormous) that you’ve made this year to healthify your life?

Note: I know a lot of you reading this are email subscribers, so if you’d like to enter the giveaway by emailing me your healthy change, I’ll accept those entries too. Send them to eatspinrunrepeat (at) gmail (dot) com.

For bonus entries, you can do the following (and make sure you comment letting me know that you did):

This giveaway is open to EVERYONE (yippee!) until Sunday, September 1st at midnight EST. The winner will be announced in Monday morning’s post. Good luck!

Comments

  1. says

    I could stare at that salsa all day. The colors are so refreshing & beautiful. I also like how you just laid the tilapia fillet inside the taco shell. I’ve always just chopped it up. Good idea

  2. Celina L. says

    This looks like a great book! This year I have really focused on drinkinf more water. I find some of my hunger cues were actually thirst xues.

  3. Lindsay says

    I have taken all processed protein out of my meals (store-bought veggie burgers, deli meat, fish sticks). It’s a small change but it makes me feel better about my eating everyday!

  4. Megan C says

    Hi Ashley & Meghan! Within the past year I have become engaged and now with less than 8 weeks to the Big Day, I didn’t want that bloaty feeling I was always getting. So I decided to become more conscious of drinking more water (and adding lemon and lime for flavor!) and cutting back on my carbs. I didn’t cut carbs out, but I just became more aware of what I was eating at every meal and if I had carbs with breakfast then I would cut out carbs at lunch or not have as much as I normally would. Being more aware of what I was eating really helped with the bloating and made me just feel better overall :) love the blog! Thanks so much!

  5. Kristy Thurber says

    I also seem to have a bit of a recipe book fetish and this one looks like a great addition to my collection! I think something that has really helped improve my health this year was switching up the classes I was going to at the gym. I started taking a body pump class and an ominously sounding C.S.I. class (cardio, strength, and intervals). I’ve got muscles I’ve never had before and we get a different workout every time now.

  6. Madison D says

    Looks like a great cookbook! I’ve made sure to exercise 4 times a week and take notice of my hunger cues!

  7. says

    This was a tough one, but I have my brother to thank for it. I used to eat a lot of dark chocolate. A LOT. He doesn’t eat a ton of sugar and this has rubbed off on me! Although I was eating “dark chocolate” it was still too much that I was eating. Now, I have it maybe once or twice a week and not everyday. Yay for siblings!

  8. Kelly says

    I would love to get a copy of the unDiet. I’ve been eyeing it up for awhile now. I had a baby 8 months ago and have since learned to fit in my fitness whenever and wherever I can.

  9. Patty says

    I’ve started running this year – I’m slow, but I’m getting out there! I’ve also really improved my cooking skills – mainly by rocking the slow cooker, but I’ll take what I can get!

  10. Rae-Anne says

    I have cut gluten out of my diet., do yoga regularly . i bought myself the un Diet book, love it, and shared my copy with a friend..so a second copy would be AWESOME
    ( I LoVE that spell check auto corrects un-diet to undies!)

  11. Michelle MMM says

    I have eliminated gluten, and sugar, still wrking on cheese. And hv included other things like chia, hemp seeds and more veggies. :)

  12. Brittany says

    I recently started a regular workout regimen in which your workouts come in handy!! I’ve never really liked to exercise, but I find the more I do, and the more results I see, the more obsessed I become! It’s great!! I also invested (a pretty penny) in a Vitamix Pro 750. I can now make healthy shakes and foods without crazy additives!! Fresh and delicious!!

  13. Cel says

    I have shared my passion for a planted based lifestyle with my mom, dad and younger brothers! Every other day of the week we eat a vegan meal! I would love to share Megan’s recipes with my family :)

  14. Sherry says

    Thanks for the intro to Meghan ‘s site – I haven’t seen it before, and now I’m supper excited to read thru it and try some of here yummy looking recipes.
    A recent addition to my health and wellness routine has been substituting my morning coffee a few times a week with green tea and fresh squeezed lemon juice – add in some dried goji berries and sprinkle with cayenne. Super foods and super at alkalizing the body.

  15. Myla says

    For the past year, I’ve been trying to start my day with either a green smoothie or green juice – in an effort to increase my veggie consumption each day.

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