Healthy Eats

ist2_6148437-i-love-healthy-eating A year and a half ago, before I started the Caveman Eating experiment, I was clueless in the kitchen. So I saw it as another challenge to teach myself how to cook. I really got into it and became a big fan of the Food Network. I tried a ton of recipes from magazines like Self, Shape, Fitness, Women's Health, Eating Well and Cooking Light too. I built quite a collection of good eats so I think I'll start sharing them with you.

Here's the first one I'll share. I've made it many times and I love it!

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Salmon Florentine (from "Healthy Appetite with Elie Krueger" on Food Network)

Ingredients 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen spinach, thawed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup minced shallots 2 teaspoons minced garlic 5 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, rinsed and patted dry

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using your hands, squeeze spinach of all excess liquid.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook for 3 minutes until they begin to soften. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool approximately 10 minutes. Add ricotta and stir to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.

3. Using your hands, pack approximately 1/2 cup spinach mixture on top of each salmon fillet, forming mixture to the shape of the fillet. Cook's Note: don't pack it on too thick or else the fish won't cook through.

4. Place fillets on a rimmed baking sheet or glass baking dish and bake for 15 minutes, until salmon is cooked through.

Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories: 375 Fat: 18 g (Sat Fat 4 g, Mono Fat 7 g, Poly Fat 5 g) Protein: 44 g Carbs: 12 g Fiber: 5 g Cholesterol: 103 mg Sodium: 585 mg

*Excellent source of: Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin C, **Good source of: Iron, Zinc, Fiber

This is one of my favorite ways to took salmon; its so delish! Try it out and let me know how you like it!