Be sure to get WILD caught. Farm raised has color added to make it look Pink. Remember, the closer it is to the natural source, the better.
*Salmon’s main health benefit is that it is an excellent source of good fat or Omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamins A, B and D as well as the minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus and selenium are in salmon. Great for heart health! A healthy heart, means more oxygen rich blood circulating throughout your body, which means more energy!
This doubles as the dressing and the rub for the salmon:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 salmon fillets
Whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl until blended. Drizzle each fillet with 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of this vinaigrette mixture. Grill salmon on oiled hot grill, turning once during cooking, about 6 to 12 minutes per inch of thickness. Do not overcook. For the salad, spread the walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast at 275°F for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss the salad greens with some of the vinaigrette. Mound the salad greens on a large platter. Top with the pears, warm salmon and walnuts. Drizzle the remaining vinaigrette over the salmon.
The Salad ingredients:
1/3 C walnuts #2 cone
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped (#2 cone)
*The walnut diet reduced serum total and LDL (bad) cholesterol by 4.2 percent and 6.0 percent respectively. Individuals who substituted walnuts for other calories did not gain weight and showed improvements in cholesterol levels. Less weight, more energy!)
*Research published in the International Journal of Obesity2, evaluated weight loss patterns of overweight men and women and found improved weight loss with consumption of foods such as walnuts.
4 C mixed leafy greens
* folate is found in leafy green vegetables, including spinach and romaine lettuce. Legumes, nuts, and citrus fruits are also good sources of folate. This nutrient may reduce the risk of depression. Depression is a common factor in reduced stamina and energy. 2 ripe Bartlett pears #4 cone *Fresh Produce Another way to stay hydrated and energized is to eat fluid-filled foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Skip dry packaged snacks like pretzels in favor of apple wedges or celery. Other hydrating foods include oatmeal and pasta, which swell up with water when cooked.
The finished product:
491 Calories; 27g Fat (48.4 percent calories from fat); 37g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 88mg Cholesterol; 662mg Sodium