SIMPLE Pan-Seared Cracked Pepper Salmon

healthy eating recipes Jan 26, 2019

My youngest sister hates fish. She does that thing where you barely close your mouth and your upper lip starts to curl when you eat something "distasteful." With that in mind, understand the significance of her comment after trying this recipe: “Wow, that was actually pretty good!”

Big, BIG deal. Check out this quick, simple recipe below!

 

Note: Pairs well with roasted asparagus and sautéed green beans.

 

A couple of health notes about salmon...

It is a fatty fish…a good fatty fish. Salmon is high in polyunsaturated fats, specifically omega-3 fats which are good for your heart (1). This type of fat plays a key role in the prevention of heart disease – they keep your heart beating at a steady rhythm, can lower blood pressure, are essential for good blood vessel health and function and therefore reduce your risk for atherosclerosis.

The body cannot produce Omega-3 fast, so they must be consumed in our diet. The general...

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Salad Mix-In OR Yummy Snack

healthy snacks recipes Nov 10, 2018

My (Rachelle) 6-year-old nephew, Jaysun, was swiping through my pictures and came across the pictures above.

His response: "This looks soooooo good!"

What a surprise. :) He is more of a bread guy than a salad guy. I thought I would share the recipe since it has his endorsement.

Eat these chickpeas with a salad or as a tasty snack by itself! 

My favorite sweet 'n hot chickpea salad combinations:
  • Any type of salad green (I LOVE spinach)

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Tomato

  • Corn

  • A sprinkle of feta cheese

  • Light ranch (the combination of tastes reminds me of the cool ranch-flavored chips!)

Enjoy!

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