Posted in food, health, healthy recipe, nutrition, recipe, tagged appetizers, finger food, healthy recipe, lunch, omega-3, party, salmon, seafood, superbowl, Vitamin B on 01/25/2010 |
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Looking for healthy and nutritious alternatives to the usual greasy finger food? Try this, it tastes just as good (way better!) and boosts your system with some healthy omega-3 fats and B vitamins. Serve it at your Superbowl party, or as a main dish with a salad!
- 500g salmon fillet, skin removed — about a pound
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- sesame seeds (+/- half a cup)
(*I always soak them in water for few minutes so it doesn’t burn in the oven)
- Preheat the oven at 350°F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or spray.
- Put salmon in the blender and mix. Add the onion and spices.
- Dip your fingers in water and form little balls with your fingers.
- Roll in the sesame seeds, stab with a toothpick and place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, and serve hot! Squeeze lemon juice on them, to your taste.
What are your Superbowl plans? Hosting or going out? Cooking everything or potluck style?
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Posted in health, healthy recipe, healty, recipe, tagged dinner, health, healthy recipe, lentils, lunch, nutritious, recipe on 01/18/2010 |
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I hope everyone had a great weekend, and to start off the week on a healthy note, here’s my “Healthy Monday Recipe”. It’s perfect to bring for lunch, or as a light dinner accompanied with a green salad… But here’s the best part: it’s healthy AND delicious!
(yields 4 servings)
- 1 Tbsp of olive oil
- cooking spray
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 leek, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
- 1/2 Granny Smith apple, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 can (15oz) lentils, drained
- 4 oz dried fruit and nuts to taste (almonds, sunflower seeds, cranberries, golden raisins, dried currants, cashews, or anything you like) chopped
- 1/2 cup flour (1/4c. whole wheat and 1/4c. all-purpose)
- 1/3 cup old cheddar, Gruyère, or Emmentaler* (skinny of you can find it), shredded
- 1 egg (may substitute for egg whites), beaten
- 3 to 4 Tbsp of fresh herbs you have handy (parsley, basil, shallots…)
- pinch of pepper and salt
* Gruyère and Emmentaler are Swiss cheeses
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a “meatloaf pan” oil lightly the sides and bottom. Cut pieces of parchment paper the size of each sides of the pan, and place in it (see picture).
- In a large pan with cooking spray, add the onion, leek, celery and garlic over med-low heat. Add the apple and cook for 8min stirring at times. Add the lentils, dried fruit and nuts, cheese, egg and herbs. Add pepper and a pinch of salt.
- Pour in the mold and equalize the top. Put in the oven for 50-60 min. until lightly golden. Cool down before to take out of the pan. It’s good served warm or cold… although during the winter I much rather warm
What I like about this recipe (other than the taste and the awesome smell when it cooks!) is that you get a healthy balance of protein, fat and carbs, so it’s like an all-in power meal! Try it, and let me know how much you liked it!
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