It’s summer time and it’s hot!
Spending time over a hot stove preparing heavy foods is definitely a NO NO! And if you are always on the go, you look for quick, light healthy solutions that burst in flavor and taste. Prepare something fresh and simple like a great salad and grilled salmon or blackened tilapia.
BONUS…After you incorporate these healthy fats into a salad and pair with a piece of salmon or tilapia, you will be able to indulge in a “guilt free” desert!
Nuts have been found to have heart-healthy properties: almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts, and pistachios are just a few.
Canola Oil contains healthy, monounsaturated fats. Due to its higher smoke point, it is a sturdy, healthy cooking oil. Use it to coat your fish.
Avocados contain a very high percentage of monounsaturated fat and eating one avocado per day lowered bad cholesterol (LDL) levels.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which help reduce bad cholesterol levels and can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Salad Dressing Recipe
Add the Fish
Salmon and other fatty fish, like trout, mackerel, and herring, are wonderful, high-protein sources of polyunsaturated fats. They are famously high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in less-healthy saturated fat, unlike other forms of animal protein (like red meat, which tends to have a high saturated fat content).
Tilapia is a mild white fish that is low-fat and low in calories. It fits well into many recipes and takes on the flavor of other ingredients. Keep your tilapia entree low-fat by broiling it in the oven or carefully grilling fillets on your backyard barbecue.
Bonus…the vegetable oils and nuts can help reduce the risk of diabetes too!