Here’s what we talked about:
I shared a recipe for seared salmon and Mediterranean chopped salad. Not only is this one of my favorite, easy recipes to make, but also, I was really excited to share how to cook salmon. For whatever reason, fish was one of those foods that I used to be SO scared to cook. In counseling private clients, I learned that many of my clients also felt the same way about it. Once I started making salmon this way though, that totally changed. It’s ridiculously easy to prepare and gives the salmon the most gorgeous, golden color – every single time.
I love pairing the salmon with whole wheat pita and a quick chopped salad. The salad – literally made by just chopping veggies – can be thrown together while the salmon’s in the oven. In less than 15 minutes, you have a flavorful meal packed with protein, healthy fats, veggies, and fiber. What more could you ask for?
Lastly, I sat down with Whole Foods Market to discuss what being healthy means to me. I explained that healthy eating means eating plenty of vegetables, fruit, protein and whole grains. But more than, it also means eating foods like cookies, French fries, pizza and ice cream when we’re craving them. Being healthy is a mix of nourishing our bodies with nutrient dense foods, and honoring our cravings by allowing all foods without guilt. Being healthy includes both physically feeling good in our bodies, and also, emotionally, having a healthy mindset when it comes to food. In my mind, the best way to summarize this concept is by the 3 short words that you miiight recognize from my Instagram handle – veggies and chocolate.
PS – you can find all of your healthy eating needs (including everything you need for this recipe!) at your local Whole Foods Market. Bonus – the Wild Caught Sockeye salmon is on sale this week for $9.99/lb!
Full recipe below!
Seared Sockeye Salmon with Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Wild caught sockeye salmon
Salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush salmon with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
2. Place salmon on a pan over high heat. Let it cook for about 4-5 minutes or until golden underneath.
3. Place salmon on a baking sheet and finish cooking in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
4. While salmon is cooking, chop cucumber, tomato, and red onion.
5. In a bowl, mix chopped veggies with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
6. Add a squeeze of lemon, and enjoy!
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