March 15, 2017
When getting in shape it’s not just working out that is an element in staying healthy; it is diet as well. Just because you went to the gym today doesn’t mean you should stuff your face; think of taking care of your body like taking care of a car, just because the car is clean, red and shiny, turns on and moves doesn’t mean there isn’t a problem with the engine because you’ve been getting the wrong fuel for the car.
Getting in shape is a lot like taking care of your car because, you could look great but you could have high cholesterol that you didn’t even notice because you are rocking that little black dress! It’s a whole process that will not happen overnight. Luckily, there are tons of heart healthy recipes that are simple and delicious. Just because you want to take care of yourself doesn’t mean you have to eat like a rabbit all the time. For example, this recipe, featured in Delish for “Roasted Salmon with Green Beans and Tomatoes” is suited for any cooking level. It was dubbed “easy”, and takes a total time of 20 minutes, 15 minute prep. Also, it’s not a meal for one, rather a meal for four. Looking to get the family to eat a little healthier? Here’s a solution!
What You’ll Need:
- 6 clove garlic
- 1 lb. green beans
- 1 pt. grape tomatoes
- ½ c. pitted kalamata olives
- 3 anchovy fillets
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- kosher salt
- 1 skinless salmon fillet
The fun part, the cooking!
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss together the garlic, beans, tomatoes, olives, and anchovies (if using) with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the salmon with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook until golden brown and opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with the vegetables.
Recipe courtesy of Delish.com. See more here!
Though this recipe is meant more for summer weather; if you are a fish lover this recipe is definitely a must-try. Simple, quick, and just 5 grams of saturated fat per serving! Your heart will thank you, so will your stomach.
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