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I am so excited about the new year!

I know it’s cliche’ but it’s the perfect time to reflect, wipe the slate clean and begin again with a fresh perspective.

Speaking of fresh…the most popular New Year’s resolution across the world is to be more health conscious. Gym memberships reach an all time high and we commit to healthier options like fruit and vegetables. We promise not to indulge in, well, everything else.

Even with the best intentions in mind, statistic show that only 8% of resolutions-ers actually achieve their goals. That should beg the question…why?

I can’t speak to every case or goal, but I do believe that most who set nutrition goals fall short because the foods they are eating become bland or boring. Y’all. It doesn’t have to be that way. Have you been to Sprouts Farmer’s Market?


Gorgeous, affordable produce.


Fun and funky ingredients.


Can’t you just see great stir-frys, soups, salads, stews and grilled fresh vegetables?


With so many fantastic options and ingredients from your local Sprouts Farmer’s Market, nutritious can be absolutely delicious!

To show our dedication to a Healthy Start for 2016, all reader comments on this post with a New Year’s Health Goal will be entered in a drawing on January 1st to receive a $50 gift card to Sprouts Farmer’s Market! Now THERE is a HEALTHY START! Let’s do this together in 2016!


Grilled SwordFish with Lemongrass Mint

  • 4 swordfish steaks
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 pieces of fresh lemongrass, trimmed and tough outer edges removed, diced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon slices for serving


In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, lemongrass, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped mint and garlic.

Place the fish in a plastic or glass container with lemon juice mixture and let marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour, turning the filets after 30 minutes.

Remove fish from marinade. Grill on indoor or outdoor grill for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily. The total grilling time will be determined by the thickness of your filets.

Garnish with additional mint and lemon wedges.


Two fantastic options for side dishes with grilled swordfish are Balsamic & Herb Roasted Potatoes and Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus. Both are very easy and economical.


Balsamic Herb Roasted Potatoes

Mix 1 lb. sliced potatoes with 1/4 olive oil and 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar. Add your favorite herbs such as Parsley or Cilantro, and place on a roasting pan. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until tender.


Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Wrap fresh slices of Prosciutto or bacon around five to seven stalks of fresh asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and grill or roast until Prosciutto is crispy.


Another option is to toss potatoes, asparagus spears and chopped onion with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh herbs. Place in a grill pan and let roast for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.


Life is too short to eat ugly food y’all.


*A special thank you to Sprouts Farmers Market for providing these wonderful ingredients to create this recipe, and also for providing one lucky winner a $50 gift card to Sprouts Farmers Market. Although we were compensated for these ingredients, all ideas, thoughts, swooning and drooling are my own.