One unfortunate truth about diets is that when we’re on them, we have a tendency to focus on all the foods we can’t have. A better approach would be to look at a diet as an opportunity to try exciting, delicious, and healthier foods.
Here are three amazing recipes that are heart-healthy, low-calorie meals that don’t skimp on flavor….
This recipe features an exotic blend of citrus and tamari, with all the nutritional benefits of omega-3s!
What You’ll Need:
1 1/2 lb salmon (4 equal fillets)
1/3 cup dry white wine
2 Tbsp low-sodium tamari
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
3 Tbsp ginger (peeled and grated)
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp raw honey
Rinse fillets and pat them dry. Combine white wine, tamari, orange juice, green onions, honey and ginger in a bowl, and whisk until they form a well-blended marinade. Place fillets in a baking pan with the pink flesh facing up.
Pour the marinade evenly over all fillets. Cover pan with foil or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. When you’re ready to cook, remove fillets from refrigerator while you preheat your broiler.
Remove excess scallions and ginger from the fillets, and brush the scaled side of each fillet with extra-virgin olive oil. Place fillets skin down on broiling pan. Broil fillets on high heat for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. The flesh should be slightly brown on top, and firm, flaky, and light pink throughout.
* Spinach-Ricotta Portobellos
This vegetarian treat goes great with whole-wheat pasta and a side salad. As an added bonus, each stuffed mushroom cap serves up a healthy dose of calcium and protein!