Sunday, February 16, 2014

Natural Child Healthy Meals No. 1 Marinated Broiled Salmon

As a busy wife and mother of three boys, preparing healthy meals for my family is certainly a committment. Of course it would be easy to frequent the drive-thrus at fast food joints, but I'm a firm believer that when you know better you do better. Many people think that they can not afford to eat fresh non-processed food or that they will have to suffer through boring meals like bland boiled chicken with a side of raw carrots and celery sticks. This is not the case! This meal takes about 30 minutes to prepare. It's really simple and inexpensive. Don't worry! Even if you think you can't cook this recipe is designed for your success. Be sure to post reviews and comments. Peace, love and blessings!

Marinated Broiled Salmon with Roasted Corn and Zucchini Sautee and Mixed Green Salad

DISCLAIMER: The following recipes were developed based on my taste buds. I love mixing savory and sweet. I strained my brain to create measurements because I typically only measure when baking. So feel free to experiemnt with ingredients. Don't be afraid! Have fun and enjoy!

Marinated Salmon


  • 6 salmon fillets
  •  black pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 1/3 cup Raw Coconut Aminos
  • 1/4 cup of Ponzu
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Season the salmon fillets to taste with garlic powder.
  2. In a bowl, stir together coconut aminos, ponzu, brown sugar, water, and olive oil until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Place the salmon in a large resealable plastic bag adding the marinade to the bag. Seal and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. The longer you marinate it, the better.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a foil-lined pan, bake the salmon for 12 minutes, then broil on high for the last 5 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Roasted Corn and Zucchini Sautee


  • 1 16 oz bag of Trader Joe's frozen roasted corn
  • 1 orange baby bell pepper diced (If using a regular orange pepper use 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 red baby bell pepper diced (If using a regular red pepper use 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 medium to large zucchini diced
  • 1 diced shallot (You can substitute half small yellow onion)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil 
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of honey


  1. Thaw out the bag of corn.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in the pan. Add the water.
  3. Add all the ingredients.
  4. Sautee until zucchini is tender but not overcooked.

Mixed Greens Salad


  • Mixed greens (dark leafy greens of your choice)
  • sliced cucumber
  • thin sliced red onions (as much or as little as you like)
  • sliced granny smith apple
  • dried cranberries
  • vinaigrette of your choice (I like balsamic)
  • crumbled feta cheese (optional)

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