Beth Warren Nutrition Blog


by Beth Warren May 16, 2017

Whether meat or dairy dishes will grace your table this holiday weekend, choose your foods wisely!  Memorial Day is known for barbecues, which means lots of burgers and french fries all around.  This year Memorial Day coincides with Shavuot, the Jewish holiday marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, which occurs seven weeks after Passover.  In contrast to barbecue, it’s customary to eat dairy on Shavuot (can anyone say “cholesterol”?) Don’t let the holidays weigh you down, literally.

You could still enjoy your meals with family and friends without sacrificing your health.  Try these #bethwarrenapproved recipes for your holiday gatherings this weekend!

Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon with Marinated Lemons


1 lb salmon

1 Tbsp mustard

1 teaspoon honey

2 marinated lemons, bought or homemade*


Mix the mustard and honey, double or triple dressing as needed for your portion of fish.

Slather over salmon.

Place sliced lemons over fish.

Broil for about 10 minutes, then shut the oven while leaving the fish in to cook longer.



Kale Salad with Brussels Sprouts Slaw


1 container organic kale, or 1 bunch of kale carefully washed

Shredded brussels sprouts (could buy or slice thinly yourself)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/8 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (optional, only if using this dressing)


Mix all veggies and top with your favorite dressing!

For balsamic reduction:


Cook balsamic vinegar over the stove, whisking constantly to avoid burning, until reduced to 1/4 cup.  It will be syrupy in texture and fragrant.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad


1 sweet potato, cubed

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 container organic baby kale

1 container organic arugula

1 tomato, cubed/cherry tomatoes, sliced

1 tsp chia seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds


Combine the first 5 ingredients


Roast the sweet potatoes on 375 degrees for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While the sweet potatoes are cooking, mix the rest of the veggies together in a bowl.

Add sweet potatoes when they’re ready.

Top with your favorite dressing, toss and enjoy!


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