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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)
– toothpicks*
(*I always soak them in water for few minutes so it doesn’t burn in the oven)

  1. Preheat the oven at 350°F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or spray.
  2. Put salmon in the blender and mix. Add the onion and spices.
  3. Dip your fingers in water and form little balls with your fingers.
  4. Roll in the sesame seeds, stab with a toothpick and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  5. 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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Hey there!
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

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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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