As you prepare to celebrate Independence Day, many of you may be planning on hosting or attending a social gathering involving the grill! Barbecues or cook-outs are part of the summer social scene for many of us, and while they are more often associated with burgers and hot dogs than salmon and veggies, there’s no reason you can’t make the menu delicious AND healthy. As we have mentioned in past blog posts, the Mediterranean Diet is a style of eating that has shown benefits to the health of the brain. It seems like it’s about time we shared a couple of new recipes to get your summer off to a good start. The following recipes come from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Recipes website.
This easy recipe for Mediterranean Style Grilled Salmon is a great main dish that could be featured at your next barbecue.
Attending a potluck style barbecue? Consider bringing this Bean Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. Chances are good that others will appreciate the healthy option to balance out their plate!
For the vinaigrette:
For the salad:
Hopefully these recipes are just a jumping off point for you to get excited about ways to make your summer eating give your brain the nutrients it needs.
Give these recipes a try and post below to let us know how you liked them!