Health and diet go hand in hand. Incorporating new and healthy foods in your diet can be a fun and exciting adventure for you and your body. Here are 3 recipes that include important foods and nutrients that are beneficial for pulmonary fibrosis patients.

Mediterranean Salmon

Low Sodium Recipe

Fatty fish such as salmon and tuna are high in Omega-3s.

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets, about 5 ounces each
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • 6 chopped green olives
  • 1 medium to large tomato, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 medium English cucumber, diced
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill

Directions:

  1. Combine Basil, lemon juice, Granulated Garlic and Dried Parsley in a small bowl.
  2. Place salmon pieces in a shallow dish.
  3. Spray fillets with cooking spray sprinkle with Black Pepper.
  4. Spoon lemon/spice marinade over salmon.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 mins but for no more than one hour.
  6. Pre-heat grill to high.
  7. In a medium bowl, combine green olives, tomato, red onion, cucumber, and dill.
  8. Stir to combine and set aside.
  9. With the fillets herb side down place on high heat grill.
  10. Cook for 4 minutes or until the edges turn white.
  11. Carefully turn fillets over and place aluminum foil over the fish.
  12. Move fish to a cooler spot on the grill or turn down the heat.
  13. Cook for 4 minutes or until the thermometer reads 145 F, the fish should be opaque.
  14. Top each piece of salmon with the tomato mixture, serve.

Blueberry Açaí Super Smoothie

Blueberries and Açaí are full of antioxidants and are great for your immune system.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup fresh apple, chopped
  • 1-ounce packet unsweetened frozen açaí
  • Handful of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed

Combine all ingredients in a blender. 

Carrot-Green Tea Juice

Green tea and carrots contain many antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation in the lungs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 green apple
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup kale
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 cup cold green tea
  • 1 knob ginger

Directions:

Process ingredients in a juicer/blender

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