A fresh summer meal geared towards men's health!
Updated: Sep 7, 2020
In conjunction with my article and Heather’s, I have included three recipes that support men’s health! These recipes include ingredients such as wild-caught salmon (Omega-3s), roasted tomatoes (lycopene), and pumpkin seeds and pine nuts (zinc). Enjoy!
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Fresh citrus kale salad:
This salad is tangy, nutty, and perfect for summer!
One large head of organic curly kale (about 8 heaping cups chopped)
Two tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Juice of two lemons
1 tbsp organic, raw honey
¼ tsp Himalayan salt
¼ tsp garlic salt
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp toasted pinenuts
2 tbsp organic pumpkin seeds (raw)
4 tbsp organic, pastured parmesan cheese (grated)
Finely chop both heads of kale and refrigerate until ready to serve
Mix EVOO, juiced lemons, and honey in a separate bowl*
*If honey is solidified, heat very slightly before combining
Toss kale with dry seasonings (salt, garlic, red pepper)
Pour wet ingredients over kale and mix thoroughly
Grate parmesan over kale and toss to combine
Garnish with pinenuts and pumpkin seeds
Savory roasted tomatoes:
One of our staple household recipes comes from my mom! The recipe is not her own, but it’s been around so long, we aren’t sure where it originated! Needless to say, this recipe is a must.
2 pints of organic cherry or grape tomatoes
Juice of 4 limes
4 tsp of toasted sesame oil
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
2 tsp of salt
Black pepper (to taste)
Preheat oven to 225 degrees
Line roasting pan with parchment paper
Cut at least two deep slits into tomatoes (important step!) and put on roasting pan
In a bowl, mix lime juice, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and salt
Pour mix over tomatoes, and toss well. Season with pepper to taste
Bake tomatoes at 225 degrees for one hour
After an hour, turn the oven off and let tomatoes sit in warm oven for an additional hour
Remove from oven, tomatoes should be tender and some of the sauce reduced
When it comes to fish, I keep it simple! Let the flavors stand for themselves, and don’t overcomplicate it.
2 wild-caught salmon filets
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp avocado oil
Himalayan salt and black pepper
Heat oven to 400 degrees
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Season skin side with Himalayan salt and black pepper
Flip over and drizzle each fillet with avocado oil, season with salt and pepper
Bake for 10 minutes
Remove from oven, squeeze fresh lemon over fillets, serve!