Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to lower your risk of heart disease by decreasing inflammation, triglyceride levels, blood pressure, and reducing blood clotting. As if this weren’t enough, including omega-3 fatty acids in the diet can boost immune function. Salmon and walnuts are excellent sources of omega-3s, so although these recipes may seem high in fat, they are high in the good fats.
Orange Dijon Salmon
4, 4-5 oz salmon filets
2 tbsp orange marmalade
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 425.
Mix marmalade and Dijon mustard in a bowl.
Place salmon on a foil lined baking pan. Spoon and spread 2 teaspoons of Dijon mixture onto salmon. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until desired doneness. Garnish with parsley. Serve.
273 calories, 2 gprotein, 3.5 g carb, 15 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 83 mg chol, 173 mg sodium, 0 g fiber
Green Beans With Walnuts
1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tablespoons finely crushed walnuts
1 tsp walnut oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450.
Place beans on a large baking dish. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and toss beans with crushed walnuts. Bake for 3-5 minutes or until nuts are toasted and green beans are tender. Toss with walnut oil and serve.
87 calories, 2.4g pro, 7.3 g carb, 6g fat, .5g sat fat, 0 chol, 3.5 g fiber