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We need to do more than just eat well and exercise to stay healthy.  Research shows that people who have strong relationships with friends and family, and a healthy social life, live longer than people who do not.  So, invite some friends over for any easy, bone-building meal and sing, laugh, dance, tell exciting short stories, have fun.  As you savor your food, while saving your bones, you’ll also be adding a few more years to your life–sounds like a winner to me, how about you?

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 45 minutes
  • (My substitutions are in parenthesis)


  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (grapeseed oil)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (unsulphured blackstrap molasses)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Dash hot sauce
  • Salmon fillets


  1. Set salmon aside and combine other ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine.  Place salmon in a shallow dish and pour marinade over.  Cover and chill for 45 minutes.
  2. Bake salmon in preheated over (400) for about 12 minutes.  Salmon is done when it’s glazed and flakes easily with a fork.  The time depends on thickness of salmon.  (You can probably broil rather than bake.)

Serve with sweet potatoes, coleslaw, tossed salad (which includes bok choy), steamed asparagus (thin spears) topped with marinated sun-dried tomatoes.  Add your favorite dessert.

Feel free to share your easy bone-building meals in the comment section.

Related posts:  “Dumbbells and Diet” and “Move It! You’re Losing It”

See a short video:  How to Prepare Bok Choy at About.com/video/bok choy


Brigham Young University (relationships and longevity study)

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