Holiday foods and healthy eating don’t always go hand in hand. But even amid the festivities, it’s possible to stick to a nutritious path with a few simple strategies. Nourish yourself, your family, and your community by learning how to shop, cook and eat smarter! Southern New England American Heart Association Board of Directors Chair, Renee Aloisio, shares her favorite AHA heart healthy recipes!
Greetings to All!
After Thanksgiving, it is a great time to focus on your health and well-being.
I am sharing with you a great salmon, green bean and new potato recipe from the American Heart Association. If you‘re in a rush, don’t compromise a healthy meal! Consider simplifying this one by oven roasting the salmon with fresh or dried herbs and add it to the beet salad recipe previously posted or serve it with a side of steamed veggies. Shedding a few pounds and increasing daily exercise can provide an energy boost, reduce stress and help fight the winter blues!
Where there’s a will there’s a way! For full nutritional information and quick tips preparing this recipe visit this link here.
Enjoy and post your comments!
Two Lemon-Garlic Salmon Foil Pack with Green Beans and New Potatoes
Makes 4 Servings
- 1 pound new potatoes (halved, thinly sliced)
- 2 teaspoons garlic (minced)
- 1 pound green beans (ends trimmed)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 skinless salmon filets
- 1 to 2 lemons (sliced into wheels)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Make 4 sheets of aluminum foil about 30 inches long. Fold the foil in half widthwise (into almost a square) so it’s extra sturdy.
- Cut each potato into half lengthwise. Thinly cut each half into ⅛-inch slices and place into a heatproof container.
- Stir in the minced garlic, cover, and cook the potatoes in the microwave until halfway tender, around 90 seconds to 3 minutes, depending on microwave’s power.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl, along with green beans, oil, salt, and pepper.
- Mix to combine.
- Divide potato mixture into 4 equal portions into the center of each foil square. If possible, nudge green beans to face the same direction.
- Top each portion with salmon fillet in the same direction as green beans for easier folding.
- Sprinkle garlic powder onto each salmon piece; top with 2 lemon wheels.
- Securely seal the top and sides of each foil packet. Place each foil packet onto a large baking sheet and bake into the preheated oven.
- Cook until salmon is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and place each foil packet onto a plate. Carefully open each packet to serve.
Like this recipe? Print out the Two Lemon-Garlic Salmon Foil Pack with Green Beans and New Potatoes recipe card to add to your cook book!
As Chair of the Southeastern New England Board of Directors I’m particularly focused on recognizing and advocating for stroke and healthy living. My mother-in-law suffered a stroke at age 68 and lived as a disabled person until she passed away at age 71.
Our family was devastated. Although she had a family history of stroke disease, there are several actions that can be taken towards stroke prevention. PLEASE click the link to take the Stroke Risk quiz and familiarize yourself with the actions you can take towards prevention of Heart and stroke disease to live a longer, healthier life! For more information on recognizing the signs and symptoms of stroke, please visit stroke.org.