March is National Nutrition Month

Sunlighten celebrates National Nutrition month with a healthy recipe ideaDid you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” is this year’s theme.  According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, consumer research shows that taste trumps nutrition when it comes to why one food is purchased over another.  Social, emotional and health factors also play a role in your nutrition, and this year’s campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

We like to think that EVERY month is Nutrition month (and Health Month!) here at Sunlighten and eating healthfully goes hand-in-hand with taking care of ourselves:  mind, body and spirit!  Here’s a recipe from Joy Bauer that earns high marks; not only for its delicious taste, but for its brain-friendly Omega-3 fats as well.  Won’t you join us on our healthy journey?

Asian Citrus Salmon

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 fish, salmon steaks, wild, 6 ounces each
  • 1/2 cup(s) soy sauce, less sodium
  • 1/4 cup(s) orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon mustard, Dijon
  • 2 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

PREPARATION

  • Place the salmon in a zip-top bag. Mix the soy sauce, orange juice, garlic, mustard, tomato paste, and lemon juice in a bowl. Pour into the bag with the salmon. Seal the bag, pressing out excess air. Refrigerate to marinate 4 to 6 hours.
  • Prepare a grill. Remove the salmon from the bag, reserving the marinade. Place the salmon on the grill and cook, turning once, for about 5 minutes on each side, or longer for well done. For extra flavor, lightly drizzle a few tablespoons of the marinade on salmon during grilling. Discard leftover marinade.

NUTRITION INFO (Amount per Serving; recipe makes 4 servings)

  • Calories: 270
  • Total Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 100 mg
  • Sodium: 400 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 37 g

*Image courtesy of JoyBauer.com

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