High Protein Salad with Salmon

by Bethany Gordon 3 months ago in recipe

A quick 15 minute meal filled with goodness

High Protein Salad with Salmon

Let's be honest. No one has time to make a gourmet meal just to feed yourself, especially on weekdays. As I'm a baker it does get hard for me not to go out on carbohydrates and sugar all the time as I need to taste what I'm baking in order for me to make the best cakes that I can offer. So from time to time, I do need to watch I'm eating and keep a balance between the sugar and the carbs with vitamins and high protein meals. That why I'm letting all you lovely readers know about my quick 15 minute salad with salmon meal, so you can keep those vitamins and high proteins running through your system.

The ingredients

  • Four slices of cucumber—Cucumber contains antioxidants which are molecules that block oxidation, a chemical reaction that forms highly reactive atoms with unpaired electrons known as free radicals. These free radicals can cause long term illnesses if there is a high accumulation of them. This wonder vegetable also promotes hydration which we need for our physical performance of our metabolism.
  • Half a cup of Chickpeas—Chickpeas has very high protein and fiber, which helps to slow your digestion which will keep you being fuller for longer. Chickpeas are also a plant-based protein so it is suitable for vegans and they also contain essential amino acids, such as lysine and Leucine. Amino acids are the build-up of proteins.
  • Four baby plum tomatoes chopped—Tomatoes are very high potassium which is very good for the body as it can keep control of blood pressure and prevent heart disease. They also consist of Vitamin C, Vitamin B9, and Vitamin K9. Vitamin K9 is very important as it prevents blood clots and maintains bone health
  • Mixed salad Leaves—A mixed range of green salad leaves is ideal. Your salad may include watercress, romaine, or lettuce. Kale is a highly recommended one as it contains vitamins A, C, and K and is the best cancer-fighting ingredient as it contains phytonutrients which also can help prevent heart disease. Kale also consists of Calcium, iron, and potassium. Spinach is another healthy leaf that I also recommend when you put your salad together. Unlike most other leaves, spinach consists of folic acid, which helps promote healthy red blood cells.
  • One Salmon fillet—The best part of the meal is the salmon. Salmon consists of omega-3 fatty acids which are essential (they include ALA, EPA, and DHA) to the body and have lots of health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids can improve your mental state and fight depression. It can also help with the improvement of eye health and help the development of brain health for a child during the early stages of pregnancy. Salmon also manages to contain plenty of vitamins B's such as B6, B9, and B12. With plenty of vitamins your body helps the process of turning food into energy.
  • One slice of Lemon—Lemons can help with your digestion system and can promote heart health with the richness of vitamin C.

A quick 15 minute meal

  1. First, bake the salmon. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line the baking parchment with the baking tray.
  2. Lightly add olive oil to the salmon fillet and place on the baking tray. Sprinkle salt, peppers, and herbs onto your salmon and place the sliced lemon on top of the salmon fillet. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, make the salad. Add all the ingredients for the salad into a bowl and squirt a little bit of lemon juice. Add a small amount of salt and pepper to the salad then mix everything together. Leave aside.
  4. Once the Salmon is cooked, add the salad to a small plate and place the salmon on top the salad.

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