I will try to keep this post short and sweet today.
I hope that you are all ready for the holidays and enjoy some quality time with your family and friends.
I will be unplugging a bit more for the next couple weeks and jumping back into action in the New Year.
Join me and put that cell phone away and be present as much as possible over the holidays
(I swear it feels like I am camping sometimes when I disconnect from the online world, what a great break occasionally!) ?
Heck, I would even suggest doing a puzzle… yes a puzzle over the holidays ! Puzzles are a big deal with some of my family members during the winter. They are relaxing and fun – try it out or consider doing something laid back and relaxing – Any ideas ?
I would love to hear your plans.. comment below!
Without further ado, here are 2 healthy recipes that I hope you try out!
PS: I hope that in 2016 I will learn some more techie stuff and figure out how to get these recipes set up on my blog so that you can easily print them out!
It is a work in progress.. ces’t la vie ?
I look forward to connecting in the New Year!
Delicious Maple Brussel Sprouts:
- 6 cups Brussel Sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 1 small red onion, chopped into 1 inch chunks
- 1-2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ cup high quality maple syrup
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- sliced almonds (optional for garnishing)
Chop up brussel sprouts and onion. In a roasting pan, mix together the brussel sprouts, onion, salt and pepper. Roast at 425F in oven, stirring occasionally, until tender and the edges are browned (about 25-30 minutes). Add maple syrup and vinegar, toss to combine and roast for 5 more minutes. Add sliced almonds to garnish.
Brussel sprouts are feisty little miniature looking cabbages from the cruciferous family and these guys pack a nutritious punch! Not only are they low in calories, low in fat and high in fiber but they are full of nutrients such as Vitamin A, C, E, K, B vitamins, Potassium as well as minerals such as Calcium, Iron and Zinc!
Maple Glazed Salmon:
- Filet of wild salmon
- 2-3 Tbsp high quality maple syrup
- 2-3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1- clove minced garlic
In a bowl whisk together the maple syrup, vinegar and minced garlic. Pour mixture over salmon filet in a baking dish. Marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400F and place the baking dish in the preheated oven. Bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.
Enjoy your very Canadian maple syrup infused supper! ?
Simple to make and oh so tasty! The maple syrup adds an amazing flavour to the salmon. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, vitamin D, Selenium and Phosphorus.
Salmon also contains healthy omega 3 fats (DHA and EPA), which support our health in various ways such as supporting our skin and joint health as well as lowering inflammation throughout our body, providing elasticity to our cells and blood vessels and even helping rheumatoid arthritis and depression!
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