Written by Carrie Cusack
Executive Chef, Balance Treatment Center
At Balance, we serve a lot of fish. It is an integral part of each client’s meal plan. It is packed with Omega 3 Fatty Acids which are not only great for the heart and blood, but champions for neurological health. Some symptoms of depression, memory loss, fatigue, dyslexia, ADHD, even bipolar disorder have been shown to actually decrease when Omega 3’s are added to a healthy diet. They give our brains an energy boost and actually aid in healing the cellular membranes.
One of our favorite fish dishes to prepare at Balance is rainbow trout. We source farm raised trout, as typically these fish are extremely low in mercury and PCB’s. Trout is not only chock full of the miraculous Omega 3’s, but serves as a protein powerhouse as well. Trout offers a whopping 21 grams of protein per 3 oz. serving. It is also very low in fat and cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends it for heart health.
Our Rainbow Trout with Simple Lemon Sauce is a house favorite. The preparation is a breeze, perfect for a quick midweek meal. It is great paired with grilled asparagus and wild rice or steamed English peas and an herby orzo pilaf. We love it, and we think you will too.