Salmon: Good for Your Head, Heart, and Happiness

Salmon: Good for Your Head, Heart, and Happiness

 

Salmon is an excellent source of essential nutrients like B12 vitamins, vitamin D, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are not naturally produced by the human body, so we rely on outside sources to receive their benefits. Omega-3’s are crucial in maintaining a healthy brain. Consuming salmon consistently has been shown to even decrease the risk of depression! Eating salmon can also reduce inflammation, which leads to optimal cardiovascular health. It contains high levels of vitamins, antioxidants, and protein so your body can perform at its best level, ultimately leading to a healthier, happier you.

Use this simple, easy recipe for a healthy summertime grill out!

Lemon Grilled Salmon with Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Ready in 45 minutes

Serves: 4

What You Need

4 (6-oz.) wild or organically farmed salmon fillets

Extra-virgin olive oil (try walnut oil for a rich, nutty flavor and added Omega-3s!)

Black pepper

Sea Salt

2 sliced lemons

1 1/5 tbsp. of butter

1 lb trimmed asparagus

1 garlic clove

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp sea salt

½ tsp ground black pepper

 

What to Do

Grilled Salmon
  1. Preheat grill for medium-high heat
  2. Brush olive oil onto fillets and season with salt and pepper. Place lemon slices onto fillets and grill until salmon is cooked throughout and lemon slices are slightly charred (flip every 4-5 minutes per side). Wrap fillets in aluminum foil to maintain moisture, keep them cooked evenly, and make clean up faster and easier!
  3. Top with butter and serve with grilled lemons.
Garlic Roasted Asparagus
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Drizzle trimmed asparagus with olive oil in mixing bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper until evenly coated.
  4. Place asparagus on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for about 13-15 minutes, or until slightly tender.
  5. Optional: top with shredded parmesan
  6. Serve with salmon fillet and dig in!

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