Today’s Fresh Fish Friday Selection: Salmon

Incorporating fish into a diet can be highly beneficial and rewarding for total-body wellness! It can help to prevent such chronic conditions as heart disease or simply improve skin and hair. This is due to the fact that fish, salmon being ranked one of the highest, are loaded with good fats that your body does not naturally produce, called omega-3 fatty acids.

Even eating fish at least once or twice a week is enough to reap the benefits. Fish is known for being a low calorie but high protein food. It is packed with even more vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin D, B2, iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium.

Fish is known for promoting a healthy heart, but it is also just as important for healthy brain function and development. It may help to lower blood pressure, but it also helps to decrease the risk of depression, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and can reduce inflammation and symptoms of arthritis.

Incorporating fish highest in omega-3’s, or fatty fish, in a diet is recommended. Some of these include salmon, tuna, trout, herring, sardines and mackerel. Also, the way you prepare your fish matters. Grilling, baking and broiling are optimal in order to avoid any additional unwanted fat and cholesterol to your meal. Using low-sodium, low-fat seasonings on your fish, such as fresh herbs and lemon, help achieve a flavorful healthy portion of fish!

Try this great, healthy recipe tonight!

Asian Salmon Chopped Salad
Serves 2

Salmon Marinade:
2 pieces of Wild Alaskan Salmon
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. dried ginger powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Chopped Salad:
1 bag Dole Asian Blend Chopped Salad Mix (12 oz.)
1 apple, chopped
2 Tbsp. craisins
2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 of an avocado, chopped

Dressing for Salad:
2 Tbsp. tahini paste
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. dried ginger powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing, then toss with the chopped salad and all other add-ins. Let sit in fridge for all the flavors to meld. In the meantime, mix together the ingredients for your marinade in a shallow dish. Place the salmon filets in and toss around to coat both sides. Let sit in fridge to marinate about 20 minutes, tossing once more to make sure salmon has absorbed as much as possible.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. When ready to serve, top on a big bed of the chopped salad and you're good to go!

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