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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Orange Marmalade Salmon {#30DaysofFamilyHealth w/ @AMDiabetesBooks}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are 100% my own.
Orange Marmalade Salmon |
A few times during the month of September, I will be featuring a cookbook straight out of the ADA's (American Diabetes Association) library.  I will be one of 12 twelve bloggers sharing these books and some of the recipes within.  Today I would like to introduce you to The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook by Robyn Webb, M.S.

This cookbook is all about the ability to make healthy, wholesome, diabetes friendly meals using true convenience foods to cut down on time.  Or if you're not so handy with a knife.  What does this mean?  Well, it means using frozen shrimp or veggies.  It means raiding the salad bar for ingredients.  And it means using items from the pantry like canned beans, grains, pastas, and tomato products - as well as having a good stock of vinegar, spices, and oils.

Webb aims to make this book an everyday tool, of sorts.  A book to hang out in your kitchen, and help you with your menu planning.  With a nod towards reducing waste (by purchasing only what you'll need), as well as balancing flavors to create dishes that are not only economical, but also delicious.
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Now, you may be asking... Why do I need this book if I don't have diabetes?  My answer is simple - knowledge is power.  It's never too early to implement healthy eating habits.  Inside this book, you'll find little bonus pages filled with great information such as a crash-course on how to decipher what you see on labels at the grocery store (sugar free vs. no sugar added, without sugar, and no sugar added vs. reduced sugar).  Or learn some must-have basic items for keeping a well-stocked pantry.  Plus, a very cool chapter dedicated to menu planning.  In addition, each recipe comes with an Exchanges/Choices nutritional chart.

Speaking of the recipes, there are (as usual) about a ton that I have marked to try.  A few of those recipes are Refried Bean Soup, Chickpeas with Greens Soup, Garlicky Chickpea Soup, Roasted Cherry Tomato and Red Pepper Penne, and Gingersnap Peaches.  A few.  But the one that I decided that I wanted to make first was this Orange Marmalade Salmon!
Orange Marmalade Salmon |
The Orange Marmalade Salmon comes comes from the Cans, Boxes, and Jars from the Shelves chapter.  Webb points out that stocking a good variety of sugar-free jams and preserves is good for more than just your morning toast.  Orange Marmalade is a favorite of mine anyway, but I did have to go out and purchase a sugar-free variety ( uses Splenda).   Don't feel like orange is the only option here - choose apricot or peach, if you like.  Any of them would marry quite nicely with the mustard and spices used to as a glaze for the salmon.

The verdict?  YUM.  I served it alongside some sprouted quinoa and a salad with ingredients fresh from our road-side stands!  It makes me feel ridiculously mature and proud of myself when I eat meals like this.

Orange Marmalade Salmon

by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Keywords: bake broil entree sugar-free Diabetic-friendly fish salmon

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 1/2 cup sugar free orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 4 (4 ounce) salmon filets
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Cover a broiler tray with foil. Coat foil with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the marmalade, mustard, ginger, cumin, and coriander.

Arrange the salmon filets on the broiler tray. Brush with half of the marmalade mixture. Roast the salmon for about 6-7 minutes.

Turn the oven to broil. Brush the remaining marmalade mixture over the salmon and broil for about 4-5 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.

1/2 Carbohydrate | 3 Lean Meat | 1 Fat | Calories 225 | Calories from Fat 90 | Total Fat 10.0 g | Saturated Fat 1.8 g | Trans Fat 0.0 g |  Cholesterol 80 mg | Sodium 150 mg | Potassium 380 mg | Total Carbohydrate 11 g |  Dietary Fiber 4 g | Sugars 1 g | Protein 25 g | Phosphorus 260 mg
Orange Marmalade Salmon |
This post is part of the 30 Days of Family Health program sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).  The best prevention for diabetes is maintaining a healthy lifestyle, making healthy choices, and developing good habits at a young age.

Over the month of September, Kitchen PLAY and a group of 12 bloggers (myself included) will be featuring Healthy Family Recipes that come from the ADA library of heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly cookbooks.  Be sure to check the Kitchen PLAY page weekly for new featured recipes, and head over to the full online ADA catalog and use discount code: KITCHEN2013 for 25% off all books through October 4, 2013.

Head on over to the Kitchen PLAY Facebook page to enter the ADA #30DaysofFamilyHealth giveaway.  Five winners will receive their choice of three of the five cookbooks involved in the series plus a $50 Visa gift card.