Quercetin & Nettle Pops to Support Allergy-Prone Kids (5 recipes)

This article was originally published on Whole Health Wellness Center’s website.

We hope you enjoy these 5 recipes for frozen pops containing quercetin and nettle! This was a collaboration between Dr. Aylah Clark and Dr. Sally Machin.

Frozen pops

This article was written to inform. The article and its contents are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease.

It’s that time of the year again when the antihistamine medications come out and tissues are always in arms reach for allergy-sufferers. Here in Connecticut the trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and there’s a thin yellow coating over the entire Farmington Valley. It seemed like a good time for us to come up with some recipes for popsicles that contain quercetin and nettles, both of which have been shown to support a more balanced immune response. If you want to get into the research behind these two ingredients, scroll past the recipes for more information. For kids who aren’t allergy-sufferers, quercetin and nettles can be taken out of the recipes and the pops can be used as a delicious, fun-to-make, and healthier alternative to frozen treats with a lot of added sugar and artificial flavors. Continue reading “Quercetin & Nettle Pops to Support Allergy-Prone Kids (5 recipes)”

Garlic & Rosemary Pan-Roasted Salmon

This recipe is a staple in our house, often with slight variations here and there depending on whether we have fresh rosemary or other herbs we want to try. When I pick out my salmon I always go with wild-caught because it is a great source of omega-3s which are important for cardiovascular health, brain function, and controlling inflammation. You can learn more about why you should opt for wild-caught salmon here.

Ingredients:

  • Filet of wild-caught salmon
  •  2 cloves of garlic, chopped (I like a lot of garlic, so use your judgement based on your preferences)
  • 1 small onion or shallot, thin-sliced
  • a sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Slice onion/shallot and chop the garlic cloves. Chop 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary.
  3. Place the salmon filet on the pan and top with garlic, onions, 1/2 tsp rosemary, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. Any onions or garlic that are directly on the pan and not on top of the fish will end up getting pretty charred and unusable.Garlic Rosemary Salmon
  4. Cover and let cook for 15-20 minutes or until it is done to your liking.
  5. When it looks finished you should be able to scoop the salmon up with a spatula leaving the skin on the pan.
  6. Garnish with lemon and remaining rosemary.

Recommended sides: sauteed asparagus, a green salad with pecans and a balsamic vinaigrette, or steamed broccoli.

Eat up!

-Aylah Clark, ND

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Hide Heaps of Veggies in These 3 Delicious Dinners

This post was originally published on Whole Health Wellness Center’s website.

carrotsHave picky eaters that won’t eat vegetables? Or struggle to get all the servings of veggies in you should for you or your family? Here are 3 recipes I go to frequently that are both veggie-packed and delicious. Try the Garden Chili, Double Dose Veggie Pasta, or Tantalizing Turkey Loaf if you’re looking for a new dinner idea! Continue reading “Hide Heaps of Veggies in These 3 Delicious Dinners”