Under 30 Minutes to Healthiest Main Dish: Flaxseed Crusted Salmon

Start off the week right with this recipe for Flaxseed Crusted Salmon. These are two of my favorite ingredients, and this combination is really delicious and healthy all in one. Flaxseed is often called the “most powerful” plant food there is. It’s linked to so many things including reducing cholesterol, menopausal symptoms, constipation and arthritis. It also aids in protection against cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Both salmon and flaxseed are loaded with Omega-3 essential fatty acids (the good fats) shown to have heart-healthy effects. Salmon is also an excellent source of protein and B vitamins. This recipe is so simple and light that even the kids will enjoy it. For more information on benefits of flaxseed see http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/benefits-of-flaxseed

Light, Oven-Fried and Delicious: Panko-Crusted Fish Sticks

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Since I was born and raised in the south, I can honestly say I have tried a lot of great fried foods. Over the years, I have worked hard to lighten some of my favorite southern dishes. These Panko-Crusted Fish Sticks have to be one of my favorites. When I made them recently, everyone was raving about them and begged for the recipe. Not only because they were so pretty, but the flavor was out of this world. I served them with this simple sauce, and dinnertime was a hit. These make a great appetizer or main dish for anytime during the year. This recipe also works great with chicken, cut into thin strips.

Healthy Vitamin and Protein-Packed Salmon in Under 30 Minutes: Almond-Crusted Salmon

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There are so many great ways to cook salmon, and I often receive requests for new ways to prepare it. Almond-Crusted Salmon is one of my staple recipes that I love, especially since my kids will eat it too. I feel so healthy eating it, and I have to admit that salmon and almonds are two of my favorite ingredients. The basic combination of ground almonds, panko breadcrumbs, Dijon mustard, honey and Italian parsley flavors it to perfection and adds a great crunchy texture. You can find panko breadcrumbs in your local grocery where commercial breadcrumbs are sold.

Easy, Healthy Summery Recipe: Shrimp Caesar Skewers

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The two food items that all of my three kids love, is shrimp and Caesar Salad. So I knew that when I came up with the recipe for Caesar Skewers for Kraft, I better make plenty for everyone. This recipe is too easy for words, only 15 minutes of prep time. Feel free to purchase already-cooked, frozen shrimp if you find that it’s cheaper. I have been buying it a lot lately, and the quality is great. Enjoy this as summer nears for a light one-dish meal.