Salmon Pesto Pasta

This recipe (#46) is one of my favorites.  I stumbled across it by mistake when making a mixed pasta dish one evening and realizing I had some leftover salmon.  Salmon and pesto being two of my favorite foods…plus this particular mixture of ingredients in the pasta sounds pretty mouthwatering in combination with those two things.  A light bulb went off overhead.  This dish was the result.  And MAN, is it good!  Super easy to make, hearty, delicious, as well as healthy.  This is the perfect winter dish.

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Salmon Pesto Beauty Bowl

Continuing onward with the healthy, chock-full-of-vitamins-and-minerals, lighter fare trend for recipe #33, I opted to whip up another “beauty” bowl.  The reason these bowls are named as such is because the ingredients found within work wonders for your health.  They are AWESOME for your body.  Hence, I call them a beauty bowl because the foods included literally help with making you glow (both with feeling awesome on the inside and looking fabulous on the outside).

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This recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free, very low in lactose, and you could nearly label it a “raw” recipe as well.  To describe a few of the health benefits for each of the included ingredients:

*Salmon can help protect the body from free radical damage.  Its also amazing for hair, skin, eyes, bones, and nails.  Eating salmon can help prevent heart disease.  It can also help with support to brain functioning and eye health.

*Quinoa is high in protein and gluten free.  It has been used to promote healing of the skin.  It can also help with energy metabolism of the brain and muscles.  Just google “why is quinoa good for you” and check it out for yourself.  This seed is being called a “new superfood.”

*Spinach boosts anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.

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