Our favourite healthy Jamaican meals
Friday, Jan 15, 2021
Jamaica is famous for its glistening waters, sandy beaches, year-round sun and delicious food. At Couples Resorts Jamaica, we pride ourselves in serving a range of tasty Jamaican dishes. We are lucky to have some delicious, healthy produce, which our outstanding chefs work their magic on. Whether you are enjoying a plate of spicy jerked meat, the freshest fish steak, or one of Jamaica's appetising vegetarian options, you will be eating something as good for your health as it is for your taste buds. Here are some of our favourite healthy Jamaican meals…
Grilled Fish – Catch of the Day
Fish is a great choice for a healthy meal while on holiday, containing lots of healthy oils and nutrients. Jamaica employs a wide array of fish and seafood that is guaranteed to tickle your tastebuds! One traditional fish served on the Island is "Jack," a large fish also known a yellowtail. This is often the catch of the day.
Grilled fish is one of our favourite healthy Jamaican meals as it’s low in fat, low in calories and high in protein. This dish is usually served with the local Coconut Run-Down Sauce, the chef's selection of market vegetables and Herb Rice Pilaf.
Char-grilled Vegetables on Olive Focaccia
Calling all vegetarians! If you’re craving a healthy Jamaican meal and would like something other than the usual veggie burger, this dish is for you! Enjoy slow-cooked, grilled succulent vegetables on freshly baked olive flatbread called focaccia, topped with some goat’s cheese, pesto oil and cracked black pepper. This is not only one of our favourite healthy Jamaican meals, but it is good for your waistline too!
Jerk Chicken – Healthy Jamaican Meals
Jerked meat, especially lean chicken, is a great choice for health-conscious couples holidaying in Jamaica. The process of "jerking" involves preparing a mixture of spices and slowly cooking the meat over a charcoal grill.
This traditional Jamaican dish is low in calories but full in flavour! Have this with corn-on-the-cob for a scrumptious guilt-free meal.
Jamaican cooking has been inspired by international cuisine, including Japanese food. If you’re looking for a healthy option, try Jamaican Sushi! This includes smoked Marlin, Ackee, Cream Cheese, Peppers, Cucumbers. It won't be long before you order seconds.
We hope you enjoyed our favourite healthy Jamaican meals. Are you dreaming of a trip to Couples Resorts? Contact a member of our team to find out more about our latest offers.