Healthy, Guy-Friendly Recipe for Men’s Health Month – Grilled Salmon & Kale Salad

Shutterstock Salmon GrilledBy Laura Tolle, RDN, LDN, CDE

Let’s celebrate the men in our lives by encouraging them to reduce their risk for prostate cancer. Newly released findings from a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in New Orleans “show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness.”

Saturated fat is found in animal products and dairy products like beef, cheese and whole milk. These foods are found in a typical American diet. These types of foods are also related to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. As men get older these risks increase even more.

The study also mentioned that eating higher levels of polyunsaturated fats were associated with a less aggressive prostate cancer. Polyunsaturated fats are found in plant oils, nuts, seeds and fish. These fats are actually good for us if we use moderation. By switching your beef with fish you can significantly impact your risk. Choose nuts as a snack instead of cheese and crackers. These small changes can make a big impact.

The time to change your eating habits is now! It may just mean you need to reduce your portion size. Consider having vegetables as your main entrée and meat as your side dish. You can also reduce your cheese by half in all of your recipes. This will help reduce the saturated fat content without affecting the dish.

To mark Men’s Health Month this June, try this guy-friendly recipe to get you started: Grilled Salmon and Kale Salad.

Pan-Seared Salmon



Kale Salad



Recipe adapted from Food Network Kitchens, via [1].

Laura Tolle is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with Mission Health MyHealthyLife Wellness.