Welcome (and a recipe)

February 1st, 2017

Welcome to 28 Days of Heart Health. Each day this month, we’ll be posting a new article covering healthy recipes, common symptoms and warning signs, exercises you can do at home and much more. The next 28 days are all about you and your cardiovascular health.

Why should you care? Heart problems can arise suddenly, and unlike in the movies the warning signs can be pretty subtle. Taking care of your heart is important because it’s the only one you have.

To kick off heart month, here’s a delicious salmon recipe you can make at home. Salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association advises that eating salmon and other omega-3 rich foods twice a week can have benefits extending far beyond your heart. Enjoy!

Roasted Salmon with Pesto Vegetables

INGREDIENTS

2 bell peppers, thinly sliced

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets

kosher salt and black pepper

¼ cup pesto

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 450° F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the peppers and onion with the oil. Nestle salmon fillets in the mixture; season with ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Roast until the salmon is opaque throughout and the vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve topped with the pesto.