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Month June 2011

Heart Healthy meal: Grilled trout with a lemon and chive sauce

Here at Heart-Blog.com we believe the best ways to keep your heart healthy can also be some of the easiest. So here is a simple recipe for a lovely easy to cook meal:

Grilled trout with a lemon and chive sauce, served with wholemeal rice and green beans.

Ingredients

A few chopped chives

1 Lemon

A few tablespoons of olive oil

2 trout portions (or chicken breasts if you don’t like trout)

Green Beans

Wholemeal Rice

Method

  1. Make the sauce by mixing the juice from the lemon with the olive oil and the chives.
  2. Put the trout into a baking dish and pour the sauce over.
  3. Cook the trout under the grill on high for 20 minutes or until cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the rice as per the instructions on the packet and cook the green beans.
  5. Ensure the trout is cooked through before eating.

This recipe is great to keep your heart healthy. The wholemeal rice is a source of fibre, which can help your digestive system. The green beans provide a source of iron and the sauce for the trout has no added salt. The trout is an oily fish so is heart healthy, but if you can’t stomach trout, this recipe works well with chicken.

Heart-Blog.com on tour

We have decided to try and help in any way we can with educating about heart disease. We now want to make a more physical donation to helping those who suffer heart disease by planning a 1080 mile sponsored cycle ride from Lands End to John O’ Groats also known as LEJOG.

This is a relatively well-known cycle route in the United Kingdom where you cycle from one end of the country to the other. The usual trip would start at Lands end in Cornwall at the South Western tip of England and goes all the way up to the North Eastern extreme of Scotland ending at John O’ Groats.

We are planning to cycle un-aided carrying full camping kit between two of us over a route of approximately 1080 miles over two weeks in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

We are hoping to raise at least £1000 for this endeavor, which is about a single pound for every mile travelled on the road. We will be raising money for a wonderful charity whilst ensuring our own heart fitness!

We are planning to keep everyone up-dated on our training progress and estimated time of departure via Heart-Blog.com.  Donations can be made at our secure justgiving.com page: http://www.justgiving.com/ChrisandBecca. We would be happy to take sponsorship for short-term advertising on the Heart-Blog.com website as negotiable.