“Heart to Health” Challenge: Day 5 Menu

SFS_ButtermilkBiscuits_02_276952.jpgBreakfast: “All You Knead is Love” Buttermilk Scones

When it comes to choosing between homemade or storebought, nothing tastes better than freshly baked scones you made in your own kitchen!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and and cut using a pastry blender until it is fully incorporated. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and honey until well blended. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring just until it is fully incorporated.
  4. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and dust lightly with additional flour. Roll out until it is ½ inch thick and then fold it into thirds. Dust surface of dough lightly with flour again and re-roll until it is ½ inch thick. Lastly, fold into thirds again and roll out the dough until it is now ¾ inch thick.
  5. Cut biscuits using a ¾ inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Lunch: “Heart-y Potato” Wedges (3-4 servings)

If you like fries, then you will definitely enjoy this recipe! These potato wedges are guaranteed to keep you away from fast food!

WEDGE_FRIES_BITE-copy.jpgIngredients:

  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp chili powder (optional)
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • green onions, sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Wash and cut potatoes into wedges. Put in a large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle seasoning, salt and pepper (to taste), and oil on the potatoes. Toss gently to evenly coat.
  4. Place wedges on a greased baking tray.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until they’re golden brown.
  6. Sprinkle green onions to garnish.

Dinner: “Are You O-fish-ally Mine?” Salmon Fillet (2 servings)

*tip: Buy fish whole and cut it yourself at home or buy it frozen to reduce costs!

salmon_2640006bIngredients:

  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely minced
  • 1 stalk spring onion, finely sliced
  • 2 salmon fillets

Directions:

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix together the soy sauce, olive oil, ginger, and spring onions.
  2. Lightly score each salmon fillet and coat evenly with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate or at least one hour. Set out in room temperature for 10-20 minutes before cooking.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled pan on medium-high to high heat. Place salmon fillets onto the pan, cooking 1-2 minutes on each side, turning until fully cooked.
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