Being at a healthy weight is an important step for people with a bleeding disorder to take in order to maintain healthy joints. Eating a diet that includes a variety of clean, natural foods is a great way to get to or maintain a healthy weight. Following the MyPlate guidelines a healthy diet should include plenty of vegetables and fruit, lean protein, dairy, and whole grains. Some foods that help to maintain a healthy weight, also provide other benefits, like anti-inflammatory properties that help with joint function as well. One of these foods is salmon.
Many people shy away from eating salmon because they feel it is too difficult to cook and takes too much time. In fact, fish often takes less time to prepare than most other proteins. In a post on her blog, Jeanette’s Healthy Living, Jeanette shares a recipe for slow roasted salmon that is amazingly delicious, super easy, and only takes 20 minutes to prepare. Try it out!
Slow Roasted Salmon
- extra virgin olive oil
- Salmon filets, cut into individual portions of about 4 ounces each
- salt and pepper, to taste
- dill sprigs, optional
- lemon slices, optional
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Drizzle a little olive oil on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper or foil. Place salmon filet(s) on top. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with a little more olive oil. Lay a few sprigs of dill and lemon slices on top.
- Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes until just cooked through.