Summer Salmon Recipe

This is the perfect quick, easy and light summer recipe. Salmon is an incredibly healthy dish because it's packed full of fat fighting omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3's have been show to reduce cholesterol and inflammation and has also been show to help with symptoms of depression as well as increase focus. Eat up! 

Ingredients ::

Serves about 2

1 lb wild salmon

1 whole orange

1/2 white onion

1 yellow zucchini

1 TBSP grass-fed butter

8-10 mint leaves

Splash of white wine (optional)

2 TBSP water

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Instructions : 

Heat cast iron pan with grass fed butter

Chop onion and sauté until translucent in pan

Slice zucchini and add to the pan. Sauté for 1-2 minutes

Place salmon on pan with skin side down. 

Slice orange into quarters and squeeze juice into pan. Place orange slices in pan too. 

Pour 2 TBSP of water in pan along with a splash of white wine. 

Cover and cook on high for 5-7 minutes. 

Salmon is done when flaky. Sprinkle chopped mint over the top and salt and pepper to taste. 

Serve with a side salad and/or roasted veggies. 

 

xo Darby

Healthy Alternatives For The Savvy Holiday Hottie: Recipe 4

Running short on ideas for what to serve as an appetizer?

Today try: Mini Quinoa Zucchini Cheese Bites

This is a wonderful appetizer from sugar-free mom that is easy to eat and full of fiber, vitamin E and protein. All things that tend to disappear from our diets during the holiday season.

    *Serves 16*   Ingredients:    2 cups grated zucchini (about 1 or 2 medium sized)  1 egg  1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese  1/2 cup cooked quinoa  Option: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, salt & pepper  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl mix the zucchini, egg, cheese, quinoa, cilantro, salt and pepper (last 3 optional). Divide mixture into the muffin pan, filling to the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown around the edges.   Stay tuned for a festive drink that is quick and easy to make!

 

*Serves 16*

Ingredients:

2 cups grated zucchini (about 1 or 2 medium sized)

1 egg

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup cooked quinoa

Option: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl mix the zucchini, egg, cheese, quinoa, cilantro, salt and pepper (last 3 optional). Divide mixture into the muffin pan, filling to the top. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown around the edges.

Stay tuned for a festive drink that is quick and easy to make!


Healthy Alternatives For The Savvy Holiday Hottie: Recipe 3

Here we go with another quick and wonderful recipe for you to give a try.

Today try: Cinnamon Ginger Fruit Salad

This is an easy fruit salad from Jenny Sansouci's blog, healthy crush, that can be tossed together in minutes and used as an alternative for all the baked goods we find this time of year.

     Ingredients:   2 chopped apples (any red-skinned apple)  2 chopped pears  Seeds  from 1 pomegranate  Juice from 1/2 orange  1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger  2 teaspoons maple syrup  1 teaspoon lemon juice  2 teaspoons cinnamon  To prevent browning, toss chopped fruit with the lemon juice. Stir together the orange juice, maple syrup, ginger and cinnamon. Pour over the fruit and mix well. Transfer to a bowl and it is ready to be served!   Need an appetizer idea? Keep an eye out in the next couple of days for mini quinoa zucchini cheese bites.     

 

Ingredients:

2 chopped apples (any red-skinned apple)

2 chopped pears

Seeds  from 1 pomegranate

Juice from 1/2 orange

1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

2 teaspoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons cinnamon

To prevent browning, toss chopped fruit with the lemon juice. Stir together the orange juice, maple syrup, ginger and cinnamon. Pour over the fruit and mix well. Transfer to a bowl and it is ready to be served!

Need an appetizer idea? Keep an eye out in the next couple of days for mini quinoa zucchini cheese bites.

 


Healthy Alternatives For The Savvy Holiday Hottie: Recipe 2

We are back to offer you another great recipe to try for all the Holiday festivities you have in store!

This week try: Garlic Parmesan Chickpea Snack

Nuts are always an easy and great option to throw in a cute bowl and set out on the table for people to snack on during the holidays. But what do you do about your family and friends that are allergic to nuts and can't indulge in this crunchy treat? This is a wonderful alternative from sugar-free mom, for those who have nut allergies.

  Ingredients:   2 cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained  2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted, divided  1/2 teaspoon salt  1 teaspoon minced garlic (option to use more if you like)  1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese  Option: cayenne powder or curry powder  Pepper to taste  Drain beans and rinse well. Lay them on paper towels to dry for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together 1 tablespoon of oil and add chickpeas to coat. Add salt, garlic, and cheese and stir well to coat. Lay beans on baking sheet and drizzle with remaining tablespoon of melted coconut oil. Bake for 20 minutes, stir and continue to bake for up to 1 hour or until golden and crispy.   We will back back next week with more for you to try!

Ingredients:

2 cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted, divided

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic (option to use more if you like)

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Option: cayenne powder or curry powder

Pepper to taste

Drain beans and rinse well. Lay them on paper towels to dry for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together 1 tablespoon of oil and add chickpeas to coat. Add salt, garlic, and cheese and stir well to coat. Lay beans on baking sheet and drizzle with remaining tablespoon of melted coconut oil. Bake for 20 minutes, stir and continue to bake for up to 1 hour or until golden and crispy.

We will back back next week with more for you to try!


Healthy Alternatives for the Savvy Holiday Hottie: Recipe 1

    Celebrate this season by putting a twist on your usual holiday treats! Try these quick and  HEALTHY  recipes that are sure to keep you satisfied. Keep an eye on our blog over the next several weeks for new decadents to add to your "healthy  AND  tasty" recipe book for the holidays.  This week try:   Holiday Granola With Cranberries And Pistachios    Need some ideas for homemade holiday gifts that aren't cookies? Here is a great granola recipe from yummy mummy kitchen that you can throw in a jar and tie a ribbon around for an easy present. Make a large batch and save some for yourself to add to plain yogurt for the perfect breakfast.   Ingredients:    3 cups rolled oats  1/2 cup shelled pistachios  1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/4 cup brown sugar  1/4 cup maple syrup  2 tablespoons vegetable oil  1/2 cup dried cranberries    *For an added nutrition boost add flax seeds into the mix*    Preheat oven to 275 degrees  In a large bowl toss oats, pistachios, nutmeg, salt and brown sugar. Stir in maple syrup and oil. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let cool completely. Stir in cranberries.   Stay tuned next week for a new recipe to try!

 

Celebrate this season by putting a twist on your usual holiday treats! Try these quick and HEALTHY recipes that are sure to keep you satisfied. Keep an eye on our blog over the next several weeks for new decadents to add to your "healthy AND tasty" recipe book for the holidays.

This week try: Holiday Granola With Cranberries And Pistachios

Need some ideas for homemade holiday gifts that aren't cookies? Here is a great granola recipe from yummy mummy kitchen that you can throw in a jar and tie a ribbon around for an easy present. Make a large batch and save some for yourself to add to plain yogurt for the perfect breakfast.

Ingredients:

3 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup shelled pistachios

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 cup dried cranberries

*For an added nutrition boost add flax seeds into the mix*

Preheat oven to 275 degrees

In a large bowl toss oats, pistachios, nutmeg, salt and brown sugar. Stir in maple syrup and oil. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let cool completely. Stir in cranberries.

Stay tuned next week for a new recipe to try!