Whether you"re making dinner for two or just for you, spring into an easy, healthy night rich in omega-3 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory compounds and a whole lot of vitamin C.
Minty Citrus Water
1 citrus fruit such as a blood orange or grapefruit, sliced
Whole mint leaves
Cold mineral water
Add sliced citrus and several mint leaves to the bottom of a large pitcher.
Cover with mineral water and let sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Pour over ice and enjoy a refreshing drink.
Healthy Tip: The vitamin C found in citrus fruit helps prevent iron deficiency and boosts the immune system.
One-Pan Veggies and Salmon Bake
1 squash or zucchini, sliced into rounds
large onion, cut into wedges
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 bell pepper, sliced
Olive oil and Cajun seasoning to taste
2 4-ounce salmon fillets, skin on
Preheat oven to 450 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up later.
Toss all veggies with olive oil and seasoning in a large bowl, then spread into a single layer on the baking sheet.
Nestle the salmon fillets skin side down between the vegetables. Brush the fillets with olive oil and top with lemon slices.
Roast for 12-15 minutes until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
The last step is the easiest: plate each fillet with the veggies and eat up.
Healthy Tip: The omega-3s found in salmon are known to promote eye, brain and heart health.
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