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Fitness Friday: May the 4th be with you

By Rachel Swick Mavity | May 04, 2012
Source: Star Wars Wiki May the 4th be with you!

It's a Star Wars May 4 today, so instead of giving you a quick tip for fitness, I decided to jazz it up with a Star Wars and Cinco de Mayo recipe instead.

Work your triceps this weekend while bringing food and drink to your mouth!

This recipe comes from my taco vault. My family will tell you I am the taco queen - we enjoy a variety of fresh tacos each week.

We often thin down recipes we find online through Weight Watchers and other sites, since we are still slimming down thanks to the program.

Without further ado here are the Cinco de Mayo cilantro-lime fish tacos:


Cilantro Fish Tacos

Serving Size: 2 tacos


1 lb tilapia, rinsed and dried

Olive oil

Onion, diced

3-4 Garlic cloves, minced or whizzed around the food processor

Handful pickled jalapenos chopped

Tomatoes, diced

Handful fresh cilantro, chopped or in food processor with garlic

Lime, squeezed for juice

salt and pepper

8 tortillas - I use only flour tortillas in my house

Avocado, sliced (optional)

Extra lime wedges for garnish


Heat olive oil in a skillet. Sauté onion until soft, then add garlic. Mix well on medium heat.

Add in tilapia filet; cook until it becomes flaky, then add tomatoes, jalapenos, lime juice and cilantro, as well as salt and pepper to taste. Sauté for about 5 minutes, while flaking apart fish so it becomes incorporated with the other ingredients. Serve with tortillas warmed briefly in a dry skillet. I squeeze a bit more fresh lime juice over the filling just before serving.

I serve my tacos with guacamole (or fresh avocado if I can find it), fat-free sour cream, pico de gallo and perhaps, margaritas!


And, for the Star Wars fan in us all, here is a Star Wars-themed drink to enjoy with your tacos!


Jedi Mind Trip

Combine coconut rum with pineapple juice, melon liqueur and a splash of lemon-lime soda.

For the kids, leave out the liquors and have them enjoy a pineapple spritzer. Yum!

If you absolutely must work-out during this faux holiday weekend, give this move a try:

The Star Wars Lightsaber workout:

Stand with feet apart on floor. Arms at side, prepare to do battle with Darth Vader.

Start by stretching out your muscles. You don't want a muscle cramp to be the reason you let Vader win.

Take out your lightsaber and lunge forward to begin the duel. Switch from left to right leg as you lunge at the enemy. After 10-15 repetitions, try a new angle and swing your lightsaber down on top of his helmeted head. Strike from above for about 10 repetitions.

Have fun and create your own lightsaber choreographed routine. Work up a sweat, then go enjoy your tacos and Jedi Mind Trip drink.

And, as always - May the 4th be with you. Have a great weekend!

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