04.23.2013

Skinny Super Ahi Salad!

ahi salad

The other evening the hubby and I had the rare pleasure of staying in on a Saturday evening and cooking a scrumptious dinner. We made seared ahi with delicious sides, yet we made too much and ended up having left overs. I am not a huge fan of fish left over, but the ahi was too good to pass up. So the next day I decided to whip up, with left over ahi, a super food-esq salad. All of the ingredients in the salad, with the exception of the dressing (which is delicious and within an appropriate calorie/fat range for salad dressing… I highly recommend it!), are considered super foods. This salad is perfect because the ingredients are minimally processed, so they have most of the good nutrients nature blessed them with! Check them out below:

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Edamame: These are an amazingly delicious complete protein that have all the essential amino acids that the body needs. These suckers can help protect against cancer, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis.

Ahi (fish): Experts have found that the fatty omega-3 oil has been linked to heart disease prevention, cancer prevention, easing depression, and improving memory.

Onions: These smelly friends help to lower blood cholesterol and fight inflammation.

Spinach: This leafy green helps fight high blood pressure, stroke, cancers, and promotes healthy red blood cells.

The salad itself is pretty simple! If you haven’t already made your Ahi, simply put some pepper on it and sear it on the stove top. Take 3 cups of spinach, two clementines, 1/2 cup of edamame, two tablespoons of the Trader Joe’s dressing, and one green onion. Combine all ingredients and enjoy fueling your body with a dose of super foods!

Thanks for reading!

<3, Shannon 

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