The new year marks a fresh start, but it also means that flu season is upon us. That’s why it’s vital for you and your loved ones to take care of your health. One of the best ways to shield ourselves from diseases and possible health risks is preparing nutritious dishes at home.
To help you boost your immune system amid flu season, La Germania shares three recipes that are easy to make and rich with health benefits. By preparing these dishes at home, you also get to make a lot of savings. Hence, you hit two birds with one stone.
Get fancy with Salmon en Papillote
French cuisine may sound intimidating, but this tender fish is deceptively easy and fast to prepare. Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods in the market, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins. Omega-3 fatty acids help build and maintain a healthy body, while B vitamins are a good energy source and may help with certain health problems, like migraines and anxiety. Baking this flavourful French dish will be a total breeze with your La Germania oven range.
- 5 lbs salmon, cut into four pieces
- One small zucchini, thinly sliced
- One head fennel, thinly sliced
- One lemon, thinly sliced
- One tsp dried dill
- Four tsp extra virgin olive oil
- One tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Parchment paper
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Cut parchment into four large ovals 15” by 10” inches. Then, fold each parchment in half.
- On half of each parchment, layer on ¼ of the zucchini, ¼ the fennel, one piece of salmon, sprinkle with ¼ tsp salt, ¼ pepper, ¼ tsp dill, lemon slices, drizzle each salmon with one teaspoon olive oil and a few pieces of fennel fronds. Repeat this process with the three remaining salmon filets.
- Close the parchment by folding the other half over the prepared salmon and carefully roll the open edges toward the center.
- Set pouches on a baking sheet and bake on the center rack for 15 minutes.
- Open carefully using a fork and serve.
Photo and Recipe from TheModernProper.com.
Snack it up with Baked Garlic Sweet Potatoes
If you’re in the mood for a delicious snack, you can forgo junk food and try this affordable yet delectable option instead. Sweet potato (a.k.a kamote) is a superfood packed with plenty of nutrients like Potassium, beta-carotene and Vitamin C. Potassium regulates one’s heartbeat. In contrast, beta-carotene is good for one’s eyesight. Meanwhile, Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. That’s why you should eat more sweet potatoes this flu season. With a La Germania compact oven in your arsenal, you can bake this mouthwatering dish to your heart’s content.
- Four medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch matchsticks
- Two tablespoons olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Five cloves garlic, pressed
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Two tablespoons chopped parsley leaves for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
- Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. Place into oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden and crisp, tossing occasionally.
- Combine sweet potato with garlic and Parmesan cheese.
- Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Recipe from DamnDelicious.net.
Warm up with a Detoxifying Soup
There’s nothing like a warm soup to stay healthy this cold and flu season. You can skip the store-bought or instant soup by making this soup dish full of immunity-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying ingredients like assorted vegetables and a medley of spices. Following this 30-minute recipe will be easy peasy with your La Germania electric stove.
- One tablespoon olive oil
- One yellow onion, diced
- Six cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- One teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- One tablespoon lemon juice
- One large sweet potato (about 1/2 lb) diced into ½” cubes
- One 15oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- One cup red lentils, uncooked and rinsed
- Five cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup kale, destemmed and torn into 1” pieces
- Salt to taste
- In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat for 1 minute.
- Add the onion and cook over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the garlic and ginger and continue to cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add the turmeric and paprika and continue to cook for 1 minute.
- Add the lemon juice, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, red lentils, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
- Once the soup begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sweet potato is soft.
- Add kale and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until the kale has softened and wilted slightly.
- Season with salt to taste.
Photo and Recipe from IHeartVegetables.com.
Built according to the highest European standards in terms of construction and design, La Germania appliances allow you to prepare nutritious dishes in an efficient and easy way. With guaranteed durability and superior quality, they’re a good investment for you to channel your inner chef, and make more immune-boosting food at home.