Trying to start this week on the right track? Monday is the perfect day to set your diet and exercise goals for the next seven days. No matter what happened last week, make it a priority to make good decisions this week!
One of the best things you can do for your body is to fuel it properly. There are many nutrients I make sure to put in my body everyday. Two of these include Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D. Along with taking a daily supplement of these two essential nutrients, I try to pick foods that contain high concentrations of both. If you are trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, fish should be a staple in your diet. In my household, we make sure to have fish for at least one to two of our dinners a week. One of my favorite meals includes Salmon. Salmon has a very high content of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, along with other powerful properties, such as, Vitamin D and Selenium. These things are thought to help fight many diseases, cancers, and improve overall health.
If you’ve never been a fish fan, there are many ways to have some fun with your recipes to jazz them up. Here is a mouthwatering recipe that is simple and will start your week on the right track!
Balsamic Glazed Salmon
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
4 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tbsp Dry White Wine
1 tbsp Sugar Free Honey
¼ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper
4 Salmon Fillets (6oz each; if you can only find 4oz fillets you can cut two of them in half and give each person 1 ½ fillets)
1 tsp Dried Oregano
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a small saucepan, saute garlic in oil for 3-5 minutes. Stir in vinegar, mustard, wine, honey, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 3-5 minutes until sauce begins to thicken.
- Line a baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place fillets in dish. Brush with sauce (if you don’t have a brush, you can take a spoon and evenly distribute the sauce over all four fillets) and sprinkle with oregano.
- Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes. You can tell the salmon is done when it pulls apart and flakes easily with a fork.
- For a side, I like to make some type of of vegetable. A great way to do this is to use the same saucepan to prepare the veggies as you did to prepare the sauce. Don’t clean the pan out, use the balsamic glaze that still coats the pan to cook your veggies in. This give them a little extra flavor.
Here’s to good health!