A Bite of Fitness

Healthy Dinner Option: Pesto Salmon

Jackie and I are always looking for new, healthy dinner options.  I mean let's face it we all hate planning dinners because we feel like it's the same thing every week.  I recently came up with this new salmon recipe and I have to say it's deliciousssss!  Salmon has great health benefits and if you didn't know... 

Salmon not only is great for your heart but it also speeds up your metabolism and can lower blood sugar levels.  

Pesto Salmon
serves 1

1 wild salmon filet (preferably fresh)
2 tablespoons of pesto (jarred or check out below for our recipe)
1 slice of fresh tomato
olive oil

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

2. Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil and place the salmon in it.
3. Rub the filet with a little olive oil and salt & pepper.

4. Spread the pesto on top of the salmon filet. 

5. Lay tomato slice on top. 
6. Tightly seal the salmon up in the foil.
7. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
8. When done, unwrap the foil.  Be careful of the hot steam! 

Pesto Recipe
(this makes more than the recipe above calls for... the leftovers can be put in a sealed container and refrigerated:)

Bunch of Basil leaves
1/4 cup of almonds (or nut of choice)
1 tsp of chopped garlic
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
olive oil
1. In a food processor, put the basil leaves, almonds, chopped garlic, parmesan cheese, and salt & pepper.
2. Turn on food processor and slowly add in olive oil until the pesto forms together.
3. Then it's ready to use! How easy?!?!

We love to serve this with our favorite veggies and brown rice! Yum! And of course... sometimes we treat ourselves to a glass of wine:)

Jackie & Lindsay 

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