How to make Optavia Salmon
Lean and Green Salmon is a healthy and delicious dish that is perfect for those following the Optavia program. This dish is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
To make Lean and Green Salmon, you will need fresh salmon fillets and a variety of vegetables such as asparagus, zucchini, and bell peppers. The salmon is seasoned with herbs and spices, then grilled or baked to perfection. The vegetables are also seasoned and either grilled or roasted in the oven.
Optavia Salmon Recipe:
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 330 kcal.
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lemon wedges for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic, and rosemary.
- Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper, then brush with the olive oil mixture.
- Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flaky.
- Serve with lemon wedges.
Each serving of lean and green salmon (1 fillet) contains approximately:
- Salmon is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D. These nutrients play essential roles in the body and offer several health benefits.
- Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues in the body, and salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein. A 6-ounce serving of salmon provides 37 grams of protein, which is more than half of the recommended daily intake for adults.
- Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that the body cannot produce on its own. They are crucial for brain health, heart health, and reducing inflammation in the body. Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, with a 6-ounce serving providing around 3.5 grams of these beneficial fats.
- Vitamin D is essential for bone health, immune function, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. Salmon is a good source of vitamin D, with a 6-ounce serving providing around 600-1000 IU.
Tips for Making Lean and Green Salmon
- When making Lean and Green Salmon, it is important to choose fresh, high-quality ingredients. Look for salmon fillets that are firm, brightly colored, and have a mild, fresh smell. When choosing vegetables, opt for a variety of colors to add flavor and nutrition to the dish.
- To prepare the salmon, season it with your choice of herbs and spices such as garlic, rosemary, or thyme. You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice to give it a tangy flavor. If you prefer a crispy crust, you can coat the salmon with a mixture of breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese before cooking.
- When cooking the salmon, be sure to use a non-stick pan or grill to prevent sticking. You can also use a piece of aluminum foil to wrap the salmon before cooking, which will help to keep it moist and flavorful.
What To Serve with Lean and Green Salmon
There are many options for serving Lean and Green Salmon. You can serve it with a side of steamed brown rice or quinoa to add fiber and protein to the meal. You can also serve it with a salad or roasted vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, or sweet potatoes.
If you are in the mood for something different, you can try making Optavia sushi or poke bowls using salmon. Optavia sushi is made with cauliflower rice instead of traditional rice, making it a low-carb and low-calorie option. Optavia poke bowls are made with a base of cauliflower rice, topped with marinated salmon, avocado, cucumber, and other vegetables.
If you want to try something different, you can experiment with different flavors and ingredients when making Lean and Green Salmon.
- One option is to stuff the salmon with a mixture of spinach and feta cheese before cooking.
- Another option is to make a salmon pave, which is a layered dish made with salmon, sliced vegetables, and a creamy sauce.
- If you are looking for a quick and easy meal, you can try making canned salmon patties. Simply mix canned salmon with breadcrumbs, egg, and seasonings, form into patties, and pan-fry until crispy.
- You can also try making salmon burgers using fresh salmon fillets. Simply grind the salmon in a food processor, mix it with seasonings, and form into patties. Cook on a grill or in a pan, then serve on a bun with your choice of toppings.
Lean and Green Salmon is a delicious and nutritious meal option that can be prepared in a variety of ways. Whether you’re following the Optavia program or simply looking for a healthy meal choice, salmon is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and other important nutrients. With a little creativity and some basic cooking skills, you can easily prepare a delicious and satisfying salmon dish that is both healthy and flavorful.