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

IMG_2981

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.

Dijon Salmon Burgers with Greek Yogurt

IMG_2984

I posted a Salmon Croquette recipe a while back that has been very popular and one of my top posts. I made these healthy Salmon Burgers for a television segment that will air next week on Friday, February 5th on NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama”. They’re so easy and full of great healthy flavor filled with Greek yogurt, panko breadcrumbs, chives and Dijon mustard. Serve on a bed of spinach, mixed lettuces or a bun.

Healthy Thanksgiving or Christmas Side Dish: Marinated Broccoli and Cauliflower

IMG_2670
Yesterday I was a presenter in Wetumpka, Alabama at “Gathering at the River”, a Cookbook Fair and Tasting. This was a fundraiser for Trinity Episcopal Church. I had a great time and met some fabulous, sweet people who loved my book, recipes and Ingredients, Inc. t-shirts. We talked a lot about Thanksgiving, and a few asked me for some low-fat, healthy Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish ideas. This recipe for Marinated Broccoli and Cauliflower is a great one and is so easy to prepare. Thanks to everyone who attended! Hope you like this recipe.

Low-Fat Sandwich Night: Dijon Peppercorn Wraps

If you’re like me, and you like to serve sandwiches for dinner, you’ll love these Dijon Peppercorn Wraps. I developed this recipe for Laura’s Lean Beef and with 223 calories, 7.3 grams of fat and 19 grams of protein, you can feel great eating these for dinner. Feel free to substitute chicken, but steak is great with the homemade Dijon sauce. This recipe is perfect if you have a hectic afternoon schedule (that’s me everyday with 3 kids).

Grilled Chicken Salad with Cilantro-Dijon Vinaigrette

IMG_0094

Summertime is the perfect time of year for Grilled Chicken Salads for dinner. This recipe idea comes from a restaurant in Birmingham I love, The Cantina. They make an awesome Cilantro Vinaigrette. My version is slightly different with a touch of coarse-grain mustard and sugar.  It is also fabulous with shrimp or fish.