On a cleanse looking for an easy to make, light dinner idea? Think of Wild Salmon and greens!
It’s spring time and we want to think about eating foods that support your liver and kidneys.
Your liver and kidneys are your main detoxification organs. Keep them working well and you’re well on your way to ‘sexy and slim’!
Nutrient-rich greens are the hallmark of the season. So LOAD UP! Keep your eye out for dandelions and nettles. They’ll either spring up on your lawn or at your market. Eat lots of those. They have KEY nutrients, specific for your liver and kidneys.
Think light – eat salmon!
Fish, particularly cold-water fish, such as salmon are chock full of ‘slimming’ omega 3 fatty acids. Wild Alaskan salmon also tends to be one of the CLEANEST SOURCES of fish. It typically contains the lowest levels of heavy metals and pesticide residues. This is an important point! Your kidneys, in particular have a really hard time clearing away heavy metals, so it’s best to choose your fish wisely. Go here for your fish and seafood resource guide: Best Fish and Seafood Guide – EWG.
EASY SALMON RECIPE –
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Fish lends itself to baking, broiling, poaching, steaming, or grilling. Go the easy way and bake.
To bake salmon, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
Add 1 Tbsp of coconut, avocado, or red palm oil to your baking dish and spread. These are your cleanest oils for baking at high heat. Best to ditch the canola oil or other vegetable oils.
Place your salmon, skin side down. Coat with a little more oil, a touch of coconut sugar, a pinch of sea salt and about 1 Tbsp of your choice of seasoning (cajun, rosemary, or simply garlic and lemon).
Bake for about 10-15 min Be sure not to overcook. It should be moist and still pink inside.
Serve warm with freshly squeezed lime or lemon.
Starchy carbohydrate add on – Try Yam Fries!
Dinner is the time to have your ‘starchy’ carbohydrate. Starchy carbohydrates help to ensure a good night’s sleep (which is why we avoid them at breakfast and lunch). Some examples of ‘starchy’ carbohydrates include: potatoes, yams, pumpkin, carrots, and non gluten grains. Serving size: 1/2 cup cooked.
EASY YAM FRIES RECIPE
Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20-22 min
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
With a vegetable peeler, take the outside skins off.
Cut yams into desired wedges.
Place in large bowl and toss with 1 Tbsp of coconut, avocado, or red palm oil, 1 tsp sea salt and 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (optional).
Spread over stainless steel baking sheet (avoid non stick)
Bake for 20 – 22 min. Turn over with a fork a few times for a more even bake. You can also shut the oven off at the 18 min mark and leave them in until you’re ready to serve.
Wild Salmon, spring greens, and yam fries – Easy, light and delicious!
Having light dinners like these will help the winter pounds fall off even more rapidly. Especially when you continue with your workout program.
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