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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stay Healthy Grilled Salmon and Green Sides


Hi Readers!!!

Do you want to try this absolutely easy to make meal power packed with all the protein, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants that your body needs. Fire up the outdoor gas grill to medium/high heat and let's get cooking a Stay Healthy Meal!!!

Stay Healthy Grilled Salmon and Green Sides
Nice Cut of Salmon (a portion will be the size of your palm)
Fresh Rosemary
Garlic Cloves
Fresh Basil

Place the Salmon onto a piece of heavy duty foil creating sides to hold any juices and spices. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fish. Finely chop 2-3 garlic cloves and sprinkle on top, strip the fresh basil and sprinkle over the fish, followed with the fresh chopped basil leaves. If you do not have fresh rosemary and basil, feel free to use jarred spice. Carefully place your foiled creation onto the prepared grill and cook for 20-25 minutes.

The Greens
1lb Brussel Sprouts
1 to 2 tbsp REAL butter or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Parmesan Cheese (very light dusting)

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Wash and drain brussel sprouts. Carefully pour into boiling water and let cook until fork tender, about 10 minutes. Drain off the water, and add the 1-2 tbsp real butter, or olive oil and lightly dust with Parmesan cheese. Stir and set aside.

Spinach Apple Salad
Fresh baby spinach leaves
1 Fuji apple diced
1 handful crumbled walnuts
1 handful Craisins (dried cranberries)
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar to your liking
Dried Oregano Leaves
Dried Sweet Basil Leaves
Ground Thyme
Ground Sage

In a large bowl place the baby spinach leaves, add chopped apple, handful of crumbled walnuts, and Craisins. In a separate cup stir together Olive Oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano, basil, thyme and sage. Pour dressing over the salad and toss until all ingredients are well coated.

Now create a beautiful plate filled with color, texture, and fabulous tastes that you will feel good eating, and satisfied that you MADE THIS. Dinner just does not get any better....Let me know how it turned out!!!

Stay Healthy!!!
Darla Benfield, LCPT, LCMT

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