Your Friday recipe is Spicy Peach Salsa, a delicious blend of sweet and spicy flavors that make it a wonderful addition to simply prepared chicken, fish or pork dishes.
For best results, make this salsa the night before serving so the flavors have a chance to blend. This will also soften the peaches and onion to a nice consistency.
Prep time: 20 minutes (+ 30 minutes to overnight for flavors to develop)
Cook time: n/a
- 6 fresh peaches, pits removed and cut into small pieces
- 3 T. red onion, cut into small, thin slices
- 1-2 t. jalapeno peppers, seeds and veins removed, and very finely minced
- 3 T. fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients* in a large glass or other non-reactive bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
*Tip: Start with a very small amount of jalapeno pepper and taste before adding more.
If you don’t like the strong flavor or odor of the red onions you can soak them in water for for 10-15 minutes before using.
- Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Serve with foil packet citrusy white fish or other minimally seasoned fish, chicken, or pork recipe. This can also be served in place of regular salsa with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Tip: Half-ripe mangoes make a great substitute for the peaches.
Your challenge reminder
In my last post, I told you that my lifestyle weight-loss challenge will be starting on Monday. This is just a reminder to help you get ready. I’m sure many of you have taken all sorts of challenges before and you’ve probably seen results, but if you are taking part in this one, it’s probably because you realize you need to either do something more or something different. I applaud you for that.
The challenge is starting on Monday! Are you ready to get started? Here are some pre-challenge tips to help get you prepared for the 21-day Weight Loss Lifestyle Challenge.
Get Your Journal Ready
You will be answering writing prompts each day. If you haven’t done so already, either get a journal to write in, or print the journal pages I will provide you.
It is also a good idea to weigh yourself and take measurements just once at the beginning of the challenge, and not again until the end. Weight loss is not your focus right now, working on your lifestyle is.
Remind Yourself Why You Are Doing This
It’s also really helpful to keep reminding yourself why you have chosen this method of weight loss and improving your health. It is going to be the best motivation not just through this challenge, but long after it’s over.
Tip – Start your day each day of this challenge by reading the email and tips, then writing in your journal. It will become a great part of your morning routine.
Journal Prompt – List 5-10 things you hope to gain from this lifestyle change.