After seeing Dr. Perricone on TV a few years ago I was mesmerized by what the power food really has on our body. Yes, I know like mom said “You are what you eat”, but it wasn’t until seeing him speak that I took those words to heart. Dr. Nicholas Perricone talks a great deal about antioxidants, but why are they good for us? Basically, antioxidants slow or stop free radicals, which damage cells (and in turn, our beloved youthful skin).
One amazing antioxidant rich food is salmon, but not all salmon is created equal. Look for wild Alaskan salmon whether it be fresh or canned. Wild Salmon is free from hormones (added when salmon is from the farmed variety), and tastes amazing.
The Recipe : Salmon Chipotle Dip with Tortilla Chips
* 1 can of Alaskan wild Salmon (the super-food filled with Omega-3’s)
* 2 Tablespoons of fresh lime juice
* 1 tablespoon of chipotle chilies
* 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic
* 1 tablespoon of fresh organic cilantro
Instructions: Drain salmon, place salmon in a mixing bowl, and add chilies, garlic, cilantro, and mix (until salmon is well covered in spices), then add lime juice.Â Serve with warm low fat organic tortilla chips (warm tortilla chips in the oven before serving if you want to get that “restaurant feel”.) Place the dip in bowl, and spread tortilla chips around the edge (garnish with more fresh organic cilantro as needed).
The Results: A light, heart healthy snack that not only helps fight free radicals, but is quick and easy way to introduce your family to salmon.
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Johanna Thomas tackles farmer’s markets, organic meal plans and healthy recipes for readers every Budget Sunday. To submit your own questions, comments and suggestions, please contact Johanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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