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Tag Archives: Salmon

Pesto Salmon

30 May

Sugar Detox: Day 11!

Update: Everything is going well! I am actually surprising myself with how little I crave true desserts, as I have found just plain fresh or dried fruit to be so sweet! And I’m finally getting use to not chewing gum:) I ate a grapefruit the other day, which I usually have to load with sugar, and it tasted fine as is! My taste buds are already changing! Now back to my dinner recipe post:)

 

This is a very common meal in my household.

Did you know, back when I was younger you would never catch me eating such a thing, nothing to do with fish, raw seafood, vegetables, or anything healthy for that matter actually!

Thankfully I’ve come around to see how absolutely delicious healthy eating can be :) And all throughout high school, my mom and I would fix salmon about 3 times a week! Now that I’m off at college I don’t get to eat it quite as much..but it’s still a favorite! Any seafood is actually :)

Salmon is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acid, and is an excellent source of protein as well! It is recommended to get wild salmon though, as farm raised can have high mercury levels which can be dangerous to our health in high amounts.

There is so much you can do with salmon! But I usually like to keep it simple. Simple is usually the healthiest way to go. Try to avoid any cream sauces or frying when cooking your proteins. Grilling or baking is usually the best method of cooking! Most nights, I either lightly coat it with olive oil, diced garlic, and top it with sea salt and seasonings and grill it outside, or I make it this way below!

P.S. This was one of the entrees to my mom’s surprise party I threw as well, and a MAJOR hit :)

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Pesto Salmon
-Salmon
-Homemade pesto (or store bought)
Directions: Skin salmon if the skin is still on the fillet. Coat with pesto sauce. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to soak up the flavors (this isn’t necessary, but makes it a lot better!). Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Make a “tray” out of aluminum foil¬† for salmon and place fish inside, covering completely with foil. Bake in oven until done, about 15 minutes. Take out of oven and enjoy!

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Salmon Cakes with Spinach and Apple

22 Apr

It started with finding canned salmon in my cupboard. I didn’t think it would taste too good just plain. So what did I do?

I created salmon cakes:)

Spinach is a typical add in to patties like this, but apple, that was something I just decided would taste good. And guess what? It did! Extremely good. Plus, with the cake being sprinkled with coconut flour, it had this sweet yet savory taste that was absolutely delicious.

These cakes are high in protein, and packed with fruit and veggies. What more of a healthy snack/meal on the go could you ask for?  Usually cake patties like this are packed with carbs like bread crumbs or flour..but not these. And of course, like all my healthified dishes, they taste amazing as well as being nutritious.

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Salmon Cakes with Spinach and Apple
-1 can of Alaskan salmon
-1/2 apple, diced small
-1 cup cut spinach
-1/2 cup egg substitute/ egg white/ 2 eggs
-2T low fat mayo
-2 T psyllium husk/ 2T ground flax/ 2T chia seeds
-seasonings: garlic salt, sea salt, onion powder, pepper, italian seasonings
-about 1/4-1/2 cup coconut flour
Directions: Place all ingredients in bowl except flour and mix until thoroughly combined(add more psyllium husk if too wet or more egg if too dry). Make into 9 patties. Sprinkle each side of patty with just enough coconut flour to lightly cover. Cook on stove on medium heat, flipping when brown. Enjoy!