A healthier version of this classic! Salmon and Parsnips!
Why salmon? We need those healthy fats! Don't be afraid of them! Some are worried that more fat will cause weight gain, my Metabolic Balance clients will tell you different!
My clients find that without healthy fats in their diet, their weight loss stalls. As soon as we add in those fats the scale starts moving again.
And we cannot ignore salmon's super power healthy fat - OMEGA 3s. This fat is essential (meaning our body doesn't make it and so we need to consume it). Low omega 3 levels can lead to inflammation! So if you are experiencing any inflammation in your body, you may want to increase your omega 3 sources!
We are also using parsnips in this recipe. Parsnips are great for fall as they are in season and contain their highest nutrient value! Root veggies are very grounding and when we are feeling anxious or stressed they can help bring us back down!
This dish is also a one pan meal! Which means less dirty dishes!! Here is a breakdown of my meal prep!
Here is the recipe which makes 2 servings:
10 ozs Salmon Fillet
1 tbsp Maple Syrup
1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
1 tbsp Avocado Oil
Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)
2 cups Baby Spinach
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix maple syrup and coconut aminos in a bowl to make the marinade. Place salmon fillets in a glass dish, pour the marinade and cover the salmon. Leave the fillets while you prepare the rest.
Wash your parsnips and cut it into even fry-shaped pieces. Toss the fries in oil and season with salt and pepper. Place fries on the stone ware baking sheet and bake in oven on the middle rack for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and flip the fries. Push fries to the side of the baking sheet.
Place salmon fillets on the baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 7 to 8 minutes depending on the thickness. The salmon is done when it flakes with a fork.
Serve salmon on a bed of baby spinach with parsnip fries on the side. Enjoy!
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/GU_xgO7Fn98
Get your maple syrup here: https://www.salmonriversugarbush.ca/
Get your coconut aminos here: