Food of the Week: Oranges

Food of the week …. ORANGES!

When you think “oranges” … you probably think “vitamin C.” 

But they are LOADED with other vitamins, minerals, and plant chemicals that have lots of benefits for your health.

For example, they contain B vitamins that help boost your energy and mood as well as improve your memory … and their antioxidants help boost your immune system.

Plus … an overlooked benefit … the vitamin C in oranges can help your body absorb iron. 

Although orange juice is one of the most popular fruit juices, it has fewer nutrients and more sugar than plain oranges.

To get the most bang for your nutrition buck, eat the fruit instead!

Recipe 3: Orange Poached Salmon

This recipe is perfect for a quick weekday meal … but it’s also fancy enough for company!

Pair it with a salad and quinoa for a perfect meal. 

Orange Poached Salmon

(makes 4 servings)

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (about 1 lb/450 grams)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp melted grass-fed butter
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper

Rinse the salmon and pat it dry.


Squeeze juice from the lemon and orange into a small bowl and add coconut aminos. Stir to combine, and measure out ¼ cup (60 ml) of the mixture. Set aside (you’ll use it after on the cooked fish later).

Pour the remaining mixture and the water into a large skillet, bringing it to a boil. Add the fish and reduce the heat to medium. Cover the skillet and simmer for 8-12 minutes, until the salmon begins to flake. 


While the salmon cooks, make the dressing by combining the remaining juice/coconut aminos mixture, parsley, melted butter, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Remove the salmon from the heat and serve drizzled with the dressing. 

Bon appétit!

Shaline

About Me

I’m a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Blogger, Author, and Yogi.

It is my health issues with acid reflux that led me to study holistic nutrition and become a Health Coach.  I took several acid reflux medications but found that none of them alleviated my acid reflux. One day, I decided that I needed to stop taking medication and make some changes. I naturally alleviated my acid reflux symptoms by changing my diet and making some lifestyle changes. 

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REFERENCES:

www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/oranges

www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/health-benefits-of-vitamin-b-1

www.healthline.com/health/carotenoids#benefits