by Dr. Michelle Hagel ND

Summer is a great time to kick-start some healthy eating habits. We are surrounded by an abundance of fresh produce, so enjoy it! I love cooking and eating real food but I also don’t like to spend a bunch of time indoors preparing meals when I could be out soaking up the vitamin D. I try to optimize every second of the precious summer months. So, I have decided to share some of my favourite healthy, quick and easy recipes for your family, I hope you enjoy!

One Pan Salmon

4 Red Bell Pepper (sliced)

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

16 ozs Salmon Fillet

Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)

2 cups Pineapple (cored and sliced into rounds)

Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, toss the sliced bell peppers with the olive oil. Transfer to the perimeter of a baking sheet, and add the salmon fillets to the middle.

Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper, then top with the pineapple slices. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

 

Simple Summer Shrimp Salad 

   1 Cucumber (diced)

1 Mango (cubed)

1 Avocado (cubed)

3/4 lb Shrimp (cooked, tails removed)

1 Lime (juiced)

1/8 tsp Sea Salt (or more to taste)

Combine all ingredients into a bowl and enjoy  : )

 

Frozen Yogurt Blueberries

2 cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen, not wild)

1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

In a bowl, combine blueberries and yogurt until well coated.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Line blueberries on the baking sheet.

Freeze for at least 30 minutes before transferring to a freezer bag or a freezer-safe storage container. Continue to store in the freezer until ready to eat.

 

Granola

2 cups Oats (rolled)

1/2 cup Oat Flour

1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds

1/2 cup Organic Raisins

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 cup Sunflower Seed Butter

1/4 cup Maple Syrup

2 tbsps Coconut Oil (melted)

Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined. Transfer to the baking sheet and use your hands to press down into a even layer. Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and use a spatula to flip over sections of the granola, gently breaking up the granola into chunks. Return to oven and bake for 10 more minutes at 300F.

Turn off the oven completely and leave the granola for another 20 minutes, or until crisp.

Take on the next outdoor adventure.

 

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