Beautifully Balanced: 4 Food Recipes That Are Good For Your Health And Your Hair

September 9, 2015  |  

The most health conscious among us know that what we ingest can either be terrific or terrible for our bodies, but a lot of us forget the same goes for our hair. Instead of buying additional supplements to make your hair longer, thicker, and stronger, simply making better choices with your daily diet can lead to long, luscious locks.

Here are 4 recipes that are not only good for a healthy diet but for healthy hair.

Salmon Croquettes with Rémoulade

Ingredients
1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped green onions
2 teaspoons whole-grain Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon capers
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash of hot pepper sauce

Salmon croquettes
1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
2 large egg whites
Cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup crushed saltine crackers (about 15 crackers), divided
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (6-ounce) cans pink salmon, skinless, boneless, and drained (such as Bumble Bee)
2 1/4 cups grated carrot
4 teaspoons butter
Fresh tarragon sprigs (optional)

Preparation
To prepare rémoulade, combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl; cover and chill.

To prepare croquettes, combine 1/3 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon mustard, and egg whites in a bowl. Set aside.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1/2 cup onion and celery; cook 4 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly. Combine onion mixture, yogurt mixture, 1/2 cup crackers, 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and salmon in a bowl; toss gently. Cover and chill 10 minutes. Divide salmon mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Coat patties evenly with remaining 1/2 cup crackers. Cover and chill 20 minutes.

Combine carrot and 1/4 cup rémoulade in a bowl (reserve remaining sauce); toss gently to coat.

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties; reduce heat to medium. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve croquettes with carrot salad and remaining sauce. Garnish with fresh tarragon, if desired.

Nutrition
4 servings (serving size: 2 croquettes, 1 tablespoon sauce, and about 1/2 cup carrot salad)
Calories 273
Fat 9.1g
Protein 24.6g
Carbs 26.7g
Fiber 3.2g
Sodium 743mg

Hair Bonus

Salmon is packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which your body can’t make so you have to get them from food or supplements. These fatty acids help protect you from disease, keep skin moisturized, and add shine to your mane. Plus salmon is a healthy source of protein which gives hair strength and flexibility.

Source: Myrecipes.com

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