I mentioned in my last post that with it being a new year I would be sharing more healthy recipes. Eating healthy or losing weight is probably one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, but I think a lot of people can get overwhelmed and end up not sticking to it. My advice is to make small goals and gradually work your way into bigger goals. So, instead of saying “I want to lose 50 pounds” maybe start out by eating better and work your way up from there. I don’t believe in diets – I’m all about lifestyle changes and I eat healthy a lot of the time, but still enjoy everything in moderation.
When I say everything in moderation, I really don’t’ mean everything – I stay away from anything overly processed, fast food, and soda. I have no problem doing that because for one thing I like healthy foods, and I just prefer to eat whole foods as opposed to something packaged. So, if you’re looking to become healthier think about cutting those things out and I promise you will notice a difference!
There will be more on healthy eating in later posts, but let’s get onto the recipe! Broiled salmon is a super easy way to prepare a healthy meal, if you like fish that is! I personally love salmon – it’s delicious, and a great source of protein, omega-3s, and vitamin D. Broiling it is not only easy, but it’s so quick that it’s great for a weeknight meal.
My photos show the salmon overtop of lemon-dill risotto and sautéed spinach, but I also like to serve it with quinoa, brown rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and pretty much anything you like! Broiling salmon keeps it moist, while still giving it a beautiful caramelized color. You can really season it any way you like, but I like to keep things simple with salt, pepper, and herbs de Provence – add a squeeze of lemon at the end and you have a delicious, healthy piece of salmon!
Did you make a resolution to eat healthier? What kind of healthy recipes would you like to see more of?
Enjoy this salmon any night of the week – it cooks super quick and is deliciously moist and flavorful. Serve with steamed veggies and brown rice for a quick healthy meal.
4 Salmon Filets, about 6 oz. each
Salt and Pepper
Herbs de Provence
Lemon Wedges, for serving
Preheat your broiler.
Line a baking sheet with foil and lay out the salmon filets. Drizzle each with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and herbs de Provence – this is basically a rub so season a little heavier than you normally would. Rub the seasoning all over the salmon until evenly coated.
Broil the salmon for 8-12 minutes or until nicely browned and cooked through (the fish will feel firm to the touch and flake easily with a fork). Serve with lemon wedges.