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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Seared Salmon With Blueberries + Quinoa - No Sodium Recipes for National Nutrition Month

I remember telling my mum not to indulge in too much salt, especially at her age. And at any age really, we should be careful of our salf intake.

With National Nutrition Month, it's the perfect time to make a change for our health and be really serious about cutting the sodium.

There's more to healthy nutrition than meets the eye – proper nutrition comes down to the right serving size, eating foods naturally rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, the right amount of protein and keeping your sugar and sodium in-take in check.

In honor of March's National Nutrition Month, arm yourself with the right knowledge and recipes for life (not just the month).

I've included several healthy and easy recipes below, created by Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa,, Anthony Stewart.

All of the recipes below contain zero salt!
Bon Appetite!

SEARED SALMON WITH BLUEBERRIES AND QUINOA

created by Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, Anthony Stewart.


Serves 4

  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 4 four-ounce salmon fillets

Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat.

Bring quinoa and 1-1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan.

Reduce heat to low, and cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

While quinoa is simmering, pour balsamic vinegar and blueberries into a small saucepan.  Bring to boil on the stove.

Reduce heat and stir regularly under mixture is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.   Remove from heat.


To grill salmon, place your fillets on grill rack lighted misted with oil spray, and directly over coals.  Grill, uncovered, for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness, or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork.

Turn the fish once halfway through grilling.

If your fillets still have skin, remove the skin after grilling.

On 4 individual plates, divide quinoa.  Top with salmon.

Top salmon with blueberry sauce.

Garnish each plate, if desired, with a few fresh blueberries.


See the Quinoa and Carrot Salad Recipe



Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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20 comments :

  1. Wow, that sure turned out pretty. I think salt is in almost everything too... it's surprising some of the things it's in!

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  2. This sounds great, I have never made a blueberry sauce but I do something like this with cranberries :)

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  3. i order so many things without salt because everyone loads it on. it is so great to know that this doesn't have any salt

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  4. Ooh Salmon, i love fish !if it weren't so expensive id probably eat salmon very often. Ill give your recipe a try next time.

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  5. It's definitely important to stay away from salt or at least add very little of it in recipes. My mom does the same thing and it's been working really well for us. I'm pretty sure she'll love this recipe!

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  6. This looks so delicious! Salmon is my husband's favorite.

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  7. I don't really eat seafood but my husband does so I would just love to make this for him.

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  8. Ohh such a delicious recipe and I bet this is good for my son that this is no sodium

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  9. Interesting! I don't think I've ever had salmon with blueberries but I bet its fantastic!

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  10. I like the idea of adding sweet to a savory dish. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Now this looks delicious. I love blueberries and I love sweet and savory dishes. I can't wait to make this salmon.

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  12. I'm cutting back on the amount of salt I cook with the older I get!

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  13. Oh my, this made me real hungry. Love the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. That is absolutely looks delicious, I bet my hubby love this

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  15. Now I'm hungry. It's really look delicious and can't wait to try this

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  16. I seriously wanna buy some salmon right now and cook it the way you just did. It looks really delicious.

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  17. oh wow this looks ans sounds amazing

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  18. Pretty interesting! Looks deli!

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  19. This looks delicious! I'll have to add it to my menu planning schedule. Love the low sodium!

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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