Topic: Education and Values
The Arctic Blast is back! And I'm sure by looking at the weather maps, that wherever you are reading this, .you may be affected too.
This awful weather is a huge burden on your body through direct physical effects of being outside and exposure to the risks of cold temperatures and an icy, accident-promoting landscape, and physical activity that is necessary to perform in the cold weather. But it is also hazardous to you indirectly because of the psychologic stress that unpredictable weather produces, not knowing if you can get to work, wondering about your elderly relatives' safety, concern for your family and pets--and importantly, not being able to predict or control any of it! Every aspect of your body is affected from your immune system, making you more susceptible to infection and lowering your response to fighting cancer, to your heart and circulatory system, making you more susceptible to hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
So, how about an easy dinner filled with protein, omega 3 fatty acids and a bonus of B vitamins and selenium?
Easy Poached Salmon
(in the microwave)
Select a salmon filet, allowing 6 oz. per serving.
Place in a shallow pyrex or glass pan.
Mix 1/2 lemon juice and 1/2 water, sufficient to fill pan to1/2 height of the thickest part of the salmon.
Sprinkle liberally with dried dillweed.
Microwave on high for 4 minutes, then check the fish. The exact time will depend on the size and thickness of your filet. It is done when the fish is completely pink and easily separates with a fork (flakes). Notice the color difference between uncooked and cooked.
Now serve with some colorful vegetables (salmon with spinach is always a winning combination!) to round out this appealing dinner.