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
½ 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
½ lemon, sliced
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.
Berries and Cream
Seasonal berries of choice
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Slice berries directly into individual bowls.
Beat cream on high speed until there are medium to stiff peaks, about 1-2 minutes.
Place whipped cream on top of berries, grab a spoon and dig in!
Healthy Tip: The antioxidants in berries help reduce inflammation and are another great way to regulate your immune system.
Maintaining a healthy diet is just as important as exercise and good sleep. Choosing simple, easy to make dishes will only make that task easier as you age. If you would like more ideas on maintaining your health, check out how to Focus On Fitness in 2021 here.