Sweet Potato

With my brother being a culinary superstar I have recently stepped up my game in the kitchen. My favorite fish is Halibut and over the last year the sweet potato has become a staple in my home. Below is a ultra healthy recipe taken from author and one of the leaders in the field of functional medicine, Mark Hyman, from his book Ultra Metabolism. This is a great balanced meal, excellent for those focused on reducing body fat and increasing lean muscle.

Ultra Metabolism - Mark Hyman, MD. - Find Your CenterCajun-Spiked Halibut with Peppers, Mustard Greens, and Baked Sweet Potatoes.

Makes 2 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

2 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed and pierced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch sea salt
Two 4- to 6-ounce Alaskan halibut steaks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 bunch mustard greens (about ½ pound), trimmed, rinsed, and chopped

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the potatoes until soft, about 45

Combine the paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne, and salt in a small bowl. Place the halibut on a plate and sprinkle with the seasoning to coat the fish well. Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a skillet; add the peppers and mustard greens, and sauté on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil and the halibut. Sauté over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through. Serve the fish and vegetables with a baked sweet potato.

Nutrient Notables:

Fish and vegetables, per serving: calories 388, carbohydrate 10g, fiber 6g, protein 26g, fat 28g, cholesterol 68mg, sodium 145mg, calcium 120mg.

Sweet potato, each: calories 100, carbohydrate 24g, fiber 4g, protein 2g, fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 41mg, calcium 40mg.

Remember, healthy meals can mean tasty, can contain carbohydrates and best of all will have you feeling full and energized for the next day.

Today’s meal provides tomorrow’s momentum! – Adam Cobb

Your friend in health,
Coach Adam Cobb

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