Summer Recipe Eye-deas

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Need another reason to heat up the barbecue, this summer?  Maybe a carrot recipe that does not include the word “cake”?  Keep reading to find out which trending summer menu items are beneficial to your eye health…

One of the healthiest things you can do for your eyes is to eat plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids!  It is recommended for dry eyes, and it also reduces the risk of macular degeneration. While many take fish oil supplements to receive these benefits,  salmon is naturally packed with Omega-3s. And summer is the perfect time to add some grilled fish to the weekly menu!

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15-Minute Grilled Salmon

Ingredients:

1-1 1/2 lbs. salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
Olive oil
House seasoning:
1/4 c. garlic powder
1/4 c. kosher salt
1/4 c. dried parsley
1/4 c. minced onion
1/4 c. dried basil

Instructions:

  1. Prepare house seasoning— mix ingredients together and store in airtight container for up to six months
  2. Rub each salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with house seasoning
  3. Grill the salmon, about 5 minutes per side

 

Power bowls are all the rage, right now, as Instagram showcases these colorful combinations.  Not only are these super-food bowls super trendy— but they can also be super for your vision… Triple-pack them with seeds, greens and nuts— all eye-healthy ingredients!

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Breakfast Power Bowl

Smoothie:
1/2 c. frozen berries
2 c. kale or greens
1/2 c. cucumber
1/2 c. juice
1/2 c. water

Top with:
Granola or sliced almonds
dried, shredded coconut
flax seed and/or chia seed
fresh fruit

 

Somewhere along the way, carrots gained the reputation of being “the food” that is good for our eyes.  In reality, there are many foods we need to be eating in order to protect our eyes and improve our vision.  That said, carrots are still the eye doctor’s best friend!

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Carrot Raisin Salad

Ingredients:
8 shredded carrots
1 8-oz can crushed pineapple
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup mayonnaise
pinch salt

Combine all ingredients and chill for one hour

Central Point Eyecare wishes you a fun-in-the-sun summer break (behind those 100% UV glasses), of course)!  To find more eye-friendly foods, check out our fall  and spring featured recipes.

 


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