HFF Recipes

Quick, Tasty And Healthy Snacks

Todays post is by our very own Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach Michelle (not to mention my “much better half”):

We all love snacks, right?

But easy, tasty and healthy snacks that go beyond the standard (i.e. boring) “vegetables and hummus” can be rather elusive to those of us seeking variety in our weekly meal plan.

Snacks are a vital part of a healthy meal plan, especially when main meals are more than 4 hours apart.

Left without fuel for too long, our brain begins to react to our bodys’ need for energy by craving sugar, or variations of salty-crunchy goodness.  Like a guided missile, we head for the kitchen cabinets or snack machine and before we know what hit us, we’ve consumed something we wish we hadn’t.

Healthy snacks, planned in advance can relieve us of this chain of events.

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Basil Buttered Salmon Steaks

Here’s an ultra-simple recipe for yummy Wild Salmon, with lots of good essential  fats.

Ingredients:

4 fresh or frozen Wild Salmon (Not farm raised!!) – 1 inch thick (about 1.5 pounds total)

3 tbsp. organic butter, softened

1 tbsp. fresh basil or savory OR 1 tsp. dried basil or savory

1 tbsp. fresh parsley

2 tsp. lemon juice

Directions:

  • Thaw fish if frozen.  Rinse, pat dry.  Set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl stir together butter, basil, parsley and lemon juice.
  • Place fish on un-greased rack of broiler pan.  Lightly brush fish with some of butter mixture.
  • Broil 4 inches from heat for 5 minutes.  Using a wide spatula, carefully turn fish over.  Lightly brush with butter mixture.
  • Broil 3-7 minutes more or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Try it out and let us know what you think.  Do you have a favorite salmon recipe you’d like to share?

HFF Recipe: Dark Chocolate Avacado Pudding

This little gem is one of my (Stephen) personal favorites.  It truly feels indulgent, but it’s all good!

YIELD: SERVES 2-4

TOTAL TIME: 10 MINUTES

Ingredients:

4 ripe avocados
1/4 cup light coconut milk
4 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
3 tablespoons honey
2 ounces of dark chocolate (72% or higher), melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

For topping: try whipped cream, coconut whipped cream, sprinkles, cocoa nibs, mint

Directions:

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Killer Homemade Granola Made Easy

When we think of “health foods”, granola generally comes to mind.  It’s true – it can be an excellent snack, if you can find some that doesn’t have too much sugar or too many added ingredients turning wholesome grains and nuts into a package full of chemicals.  Lately, there have been some great, clean granola options on the grocery store shelves; they just tend to be so expensive!  So, why not make your own?

Not a great cook?  Well, making granola couldn’t be easier.  All variations are based on the same simple formula.  You just need some standard kitchen items (a bowl, a measuring cup, spoons, a pan and an oven) and in 15 minutes you can have a tray of granola baking that will make your kitchen smell like heaven.

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