C-Fitness Friday

 Five keys to a heart-healthy diet:

    1. Prepare Your Food
    2. Watch Portion Sizes
    3. Read Labels
    4. Plan Ahead
    5. Make Wise Food Choices

If you are too busy to do so, Culinary Creations by Connie would be more than happy to step in and assist with all of the above……..how easy is that?

Here is an excellent food choice for a heart-healthy diet, one of my favorites.

Roasted Salmon and Mango Salsa With Toasted Harvest Grains

(Serves 2)

(2) 6-8oz. Salmon Filet (Center Cut)

2 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tsp. Lemon Juice

½ tsp. Fresh Thyme

1 tsp. Minced Garlic

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Pre-heat oven to 425 F.

Rub Salmon with oil, lemon juice and spices, roast 15-18 minutes and serve with Salsa

Mango Salsa

(1) Small Mango

½ C. Diced Pineapple

2 T. Chopped Red Onion

½ C. Chopped Red Pepper

2 T.  Chopped Jalapeno

1 T. Fresh Mint

1 T. Fresh Cilantro

Combine all ingredients in bowl and set aside

Toasted Harvest Grains 

1 ¾ C. Chicken Broth

1 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 ¼ C. Harvest Grains Blends (Israeli Style Couscous, Orzo, Baby Garbanzo Beans, and Red Quinoa)

1 Clove Minced Garlic

2 Chopped Scallions

2 T. Chopped Chives

Zest of 1 Lemon

Toast Harvest Grains in sauté pan (5-10 minutes).  Bring 1 ¾ C. chicken broth to a boil, add Extra Virgin Olive Oil, garlic, scallions and Grains Blend to chicken stock, bring back to boil, reduce heat and simmer, cover for 10 minutes.  Finish with chopped chives and lemon zest.


Roasted Salmon