Salmon and silverbeet – two of my favourite things! I grow the latter in my vege garden all year round – it’s very easy to grow, has a long season and is extremely versatile (think salads, gratins, soups, stir fries, filo pastry triangles etc). Rainbow Chard is a beautiful variety with its ruby red stems.
Rainbow ChardBoth these ingredients are light, delicious, combine beautifully and are so good for eye health – here’s why:
Salmon is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids (the good fatty acids) and omega-3’s are beneficial to the eyes in a couple of ways – they can assist in protecting against age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and they also provide support for sufferers of dry eye syndrome.
Silverbeet is a lutein superfood. Lutein is a naturally occuring carotenoid and when eaten by humans it is delivered to the eye’s retina and there it is concentrated in the macula. It plays a protective role against the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Other lutein-rich foods include kale, red capsicums, kiwi fruit and broccoli.
Here’s a quick dish to whip up:
As a timesaver, I use frozen salmon fillets (try Tassal natural frozen fillets or similar brand, easy to find in most supermarket freezers).
Serve the salmon fillet on the silverbeet ‘bed’ and there you have it – Eye Health on a Plate!