If you're not already eating salmon once a week, you should! Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, and vitamin B6. I know, I know-- if you're a fish-hater, you don't really care!
But if you love salmon, or can tolerate it, here's an amazing dinner! (Ok, the kids still hate salmon, so they made themselves grilled cheese- but if your kids are less picky than mine- this is a great family meal.)
Broiled Salmon with Asparagus & Shiitake Mushrooms, modified from Martha Stewart magazine (she actually has great recipes-- I'm glad this magazine keeps mysteriously showing up in my mail!!)
• Preheat oven to broil hi with rack 4 inches from heat. • In small bowl, stir 1/4 c Bragg's liquid aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce), juice of 1 large lemon, & 1 tbsp Truvia or raw coconut sugar, 2 tsp grated ginger (or just the ginger in your spices- to taste). • In baking pan, toss asparagus & mushrooms with oil (olive, canola, coconut, safflower- whatever makes you happy) & coarse salt & freshly ground pepper. Broil 5 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture, stir to coat, broil 3 more minutes. Add salmon (4 skinless wild fillets), drizzle with oil, salt, & sauce from pan. Broil a couple minutes. Flip, add a lemon slice atop each salmon, broil a couple more minutes. Serve with small salad- mine's greens, beets, goat cheese, & raspberry vinaigrette.
Rumor has it salmon is great leg day recovery food! I swear by it ;) Maybe one of these days I'll research the scientific accuracy of this statement, but for now, I'll enjoy any excuse to eat salmon!
As a busy mom of 3, working multiple part-time jobs & volunteering in PTA, I am all about QUICK, EASY, HEALTHY, REALISTIC meals. If it takes longer than 20 minutes or requires hard-to-find ingredients, it's likely not gonna happen! Don't ask me for macros, because that goes against my Real Life mentality-- just know I always balance carbs, protein, & healthy fats.