I have writer blockage or blogging blockage..I don't know what to write. I have an idea but they all sound stupid in a way, so I will focus on what I know the best which is glories FOOD! That's why you came here in the first place, right? Right!:)
Enjoy your day!
Okay! Salmon, salad, and wheat tortillas are wonderful combination for you to eat but not overeat. Don't get me wrong, your stomachs will be full, satisfied and filled with something actually good for you. When I was tasting these my eyes were closed, yes I know it's sounds funny but I wanted to enjoyed each bite and see if it's worth posting and sharing with you. Wraps were crunchy, bit salty, sour...in one sentence they made fantastic easy and light lunch packed with nutritional benefits. These wraps are real energy booster especially after workout.
Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
for the salad:
- 2 cups Red Cabbage, roughly sliced
- 2 Large Green Onions (one's for grill)
- 2 Celery Sticks, chopped
- 1 Fresh Beet, chopped into small squares
- Romaine Lettuce
- Black and White toasted Sesame Seeds
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- Olive Oil
- Sprinkle of Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese*optional
- Small Wheat Tortillas
- Broiled Salmon w/Rosemary, Sea Salt, Ground black pepper, Olive oil
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- More B&W Sesame seeds, if desired
- Preheat oven on 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash and cut all the vegetables; Mix them all together, you can add B&W sesame seeds, as well sprinkle of Cheese.
- Season it with bit of sea sat and Olive oil; lightly toss the salad.
- Season the fish with sea salt, ground black pepper and Rosemary and add just a few drops of Olive oil; Put the Salmon in the oven and turn the oven on Broil (400F)
- Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the fish is done.
- I cooked salmon on a wooded little boards that you can find in your local stores. It gives you bit of smokier flavor, but you can also cook on stove top with bit of olive oil and/or grill it.
- Whatever cooking method you pick, I am sure it will be equally delicious.
- Now put everything together by taking salad and placing in the middle of your tortilla, separate salmon with fork and add on top of the salad. Sprinkle with B&W Sesame seeds, and squeeze few drops of lemon juice. I added just a drop of EVOO, and wrapped it!
Tip: To clean beet's purple color off your hands use Lemon. Almost all of it will get off!
We all know that Salmon is very good providing us with healthy benefits of Omega-3 Fats, but also with Vitamin D, B12, B3, protein, selenium, tryptophan est.
4 oz of baked or broiled salmon contain at least 2 grams of omega-3 fats, more than the average U.S. adult gets from all food over the course of several days.
Intake of fish rich in omega-3 fats is associated with decreased risk of numerous cardiovascular problems, including: heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides in the blood. It is also proven to help with mood and congintion (referring to mental process), has join protection, eye benefits, decreasing risk of cancer est. So eat your Salmon or any fish that contain Omega-3 fats.
The rich red color of red cabbage reflects it concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols, which contribute to red cabbage containing significantly more protective phytonutrients than green cabbage. Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A. The antioxidant richness of cabbage is partly responsible for its cancer prevention benefits. Without intake of antioxidants, oxygen in our metabolism can become compromised, and we can experience a metabolic problem called oxidative stress. It has anti-inflammatory benefits, supports digestive track and cardiovascular system.
I don't have to say too much about beets. This pretty purple vegetable root is very powerful and I love to say that it is my power food. It has everything that our body need, and even leveling low and high blood pressure. Now it is not good to eat too much of it, even if its so healthy. One cup a day of raw beets will keep your blood healthy, and your liver function; will boost your energy, and prevent respiratory problems. Fiber from Beet helps to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides by increasing the level of HDL. Also it is packed with richness of anitioxidatns that your body need on daily bases.
Beets are excellent for pregnant women since it is a source of B vitamin folate which helps in the development of baby's spinal column.
One Precaution though, Beets contain oxalates, which when in excess, can cause body fluid to crystallize. So people with kidney or gallbladder problems should avoid beets.
For the Sesame seeds and Spring onions read in my last post HERE
Enjoy your day!
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