Well, it’s official: spring is almost upon us again. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and your spring allergies are making your life absolutely miserable. Dealing with eye allergies isn’t fun, but thankfully there are some easy and delicious ways to fight back. That’s right, there are lots of tasty and natural foods that can reduce your springtime suffering! So say goodbye to your spring sniffles with these fantastic allergy-proof recipes.
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Ah, nuts! Did you know that nuts are actually jam packed with nutrients that can strengthen your eyes and help relieve you of some of your most despised allergic reactions? Walnuts contain vitamin E, magnesium, and powerful antioxidants – ingredients that can take the edge off of your seasonal aches and pains and get you back on track fast.
To work more walnuts into your diet, give this awesome salad recipe a spin:
6 cups of baby spinach and arugula
1 red apple
1 green apple
1 cup of chopped walnuts
1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup of dried cranberries
1 cup of apple juice
4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of honey
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of black pepper
¼ cup of olive oil
Slice your apples into thin slices and throw them into a large bowl with your baby spinach, arugula, walnuts, feta cheese and cranberries. Mix together all of your dressing ingredients and serve!
Honey Glazed Salmon
Salmon is great for your eyes! Does that sound fishy to you? Well, it shouldn’t: salmon’s eye health properties are truly impressive. Omega-3 fatty acids, the same nutrients that bolster your eye health, can also serve to cut down on the inflammation in your body and help reduce the side effects of your springtime allergies. It’s important to focus on foods with anti-inflammatory properties during the spring as their benefits extend beyond your eyes to eliminating all the other irritants in your body.
Take a stand against those annoying eye allergies with this succulent Honey Glazed Salmon recipe.
4 filets of salmon
4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper
6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of honey
Begin preheating your oven to 400 degrees while you prepare the Browned Butter Lime Sauce. Start by melting butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. For three minutes, whisk the butter until it begins to bronze. Stir in your garlic, honey, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
Salt and pepper your salmon before sprinkling on 1 tablespoon of flour and 1 tablespoon of honey to each filet. Begin heating up your olive oil in a large skillet over high heat and individually sear each side of the salmon (should take about 1 to 2 minutes on each side).
Place your filets in the oven and bake them for about 10 minutes or until they flake when pressed with a fork. Serve and enjoy!
Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad
You say tomato, I say: great source of anti-allergy nutrients! The high vitamin C content of tomatoes is crucial for building up your immune system against the allergy dangers of springtime. Vitamin C is an antihistamine that’ll kick your immune system into overdrive and give you an extra layer of protection against dry, itchy eyes.
Fight back against those nasty allergies with this unbeatable Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe.
1 ½ cups of cherry tomatoes
4 oz of feta cheese
2 tablespoons of red onion, minced
1 bunch of parsley
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
Chop, dice, and throw your veggies into a large bowl. Cube up your feta cheese and toss it in there as well. Mix together your olive oil, red wine vinegar, and black pepper to drizzle over your salad. Toss – but not too hard! You don’t want to upset your feta and avocado. Serve chilled.
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