Sheet pan dinners have been saving mealtime at our house for quite some time now. They are easy, healthy and with out fail always delicious! Nine times out of ten they don’t require a recipe and you can cook almost any combo of protein and veggies with just a single sheet pan, a little evoo and fresh herbs. Making your weeknight dinners and clean up that much easier and tastier! I don’t know about you but I am always looking for ways to make mealtime less stressful. Minimal prep and one dish dinners make me the happiest.
With spring just around the corner, out comes the grill and along come the allergies! I dream of family dinners on the patio on a spring or summer evening, to me there is nothing more relaxing or magical. Unless of course you suffer from seasonal allergies, forget about enjoying the outdoors. My son gets hit the hardest in our family and I am always looking for ways to ease his symptoms naturally, of course the first place I turn to is food. Anne said it best…
“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore
Such truth to her words. Knowing what foods can help your body feel its best is huge. Elimination diets and diets high in anti-inflammatory foods have had huge success in treating seasonal allergies. Caring for your body with nutrient-dense food can give your immune system the ability to repair itself, bringing it back into balance so it can fight off common allergies in your environment. Food is medicine friends, I STRONGLY believe that.
Foods That Help With Seasonal Allergies
Onions and peppers contain quercetin a bioflavonoid that stabilizes the release of histamines and helps to naturally control allergy symptoms.
Pineapple has an enzyme called bromelain which can reduce irritation in allergic diseases such as asthma. Along with an abundance of vitamin c, which helps boost the immune and puts the kibosh on histamine.
Salmon is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids which can help aid in reducing inflammation.
Raw Local Honey can build up immunity through gradual exposure to your local allergens with just one tablespoon a day.
Along with changing his diet, we’ve started flushing 1 tsp apple cider vinegar into his neti-pot solution at the first sign of symptoms. Its a bit of a punch to the sinuses, but it works at keeping symptoms at bay. Diffusing eucalyptus essential oil throughout the day and in his room at night also seems to help. When all else fails antihistamines, decongestants and eye drops picked up from our favorite Kroger Little Clinic save the day! Check out how they are tackling seasonal allergies with their team of experts here.
This recipe is a delicious combo of ALL the above allergy fighting super foods your whole family will love! They won’t even know they are fueling their bodies to tackle seasonal allergens. MOM WIN!!
I love that both the salmon and the veggies cook up to crispy perfection with this method. I like to bake covered with foil for the first 15 minutes and then crisp it up under the broiler towards the end. The salmon literally melts in your mouth!
The sauce, OMG the sauce is too die for. Made with raw local honey and pineapple juice, its sweet tangy and delicious. I want to pour it over everything!!
I served ours over a bed of jasmine rice but it would be equally delicious in a lettuce wrap too. This recipe will be on the menu weekly around here! I hope your family loves it as much as ours. You know if there’s a way to allow food to heal I’ll find it, fortunately it happens to be equally delicious! Happy spring and best of luck this allergy season!
Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Salmon
Yield 4 servings
- 4 salmon filets
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 organic green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch chunks
- 2 organic red bell peppers, cut into 2 inch chunks
- 1 organic red onion, cut into 2 inch chunks
- 2 cups fresh organic pineapple, chunks
- 1 cup pineapple juice (I used fresh)
- 1 cup raw LOCAL organic honey
- 1/3 cup Simple Truth organic ketchup
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tsp corn starch mixed in 2 tbsp water to thin
- Preheat oven to 375 and coat a cooking sheet with olive oil. Lay the salmon skin side down surrounded by chopped vegetables.
- In a small pan whisk together pineapple juice, honey, ketchup, coconut aminos and garlic. Heat over medium and quickly whisk in thinned corn starch. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly and set aside. Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
- Drizzle sauce evenly over salmon and veggies. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and broil for another 7-10 minutes until the top starts to blacken. The crispier the better.
- Remove from oven and brush with additional sauce. Serve over a bed of jasmine rice if desired.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.