Honey-Dijon Salmon & Quinoa

October 16, 2017

Did you know that up until a few years ago, I avoided salmon?! Without ever even trying it, I decided I wouldn’t like it and never ate it. Finally, one day my fiancé convinced me to step out of my comfort zone and try a bite of that flaky, buttery heaven. Boy, was I missing out!!

 

As I started eating it more and more, I realized it is not only delicious, but amazingly nutritious.

 

 

-Packed with Omega-3’s which promote cardiovascular health as well as healthy joints and skin

 

-High in protein!

 

-Vitamin filled with plenty of B-12, B-6, vitamin D, niacin, thiamine and pantothenic acid

 

-Great source of minerals such as selenium and phosphorous which fight diseases and keep the heart and kidneys happy

 

 

Another great thing about salmon? You can prepare it so many different ways-- and every time it’s outstanding!

 

Which brings me to this: Honey-Dijon Salmon & Quinoa-- a scrumptious salmon recipe that is not only a crowd-pleaser, but super simple to prepare AND it has minimal clean-up!

 

Talk about a dinner-winner over here!

Honey-Dijon Salmon & Quinoa

(As adapted from Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine)

Serving size: 2 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

2 salmon fillets (4-6oz each)

 

2 servings of quinoa

 

4 cups of fresh spinach

 

2 tbsp soy-sauce

 

2 tbsp honey

 

1.5 tbsp EVOO

 

2-2.5 tbsp Dijon mustard (I love mustard, so I always opt for more than less)

 

2 cloves of garlic minced

 

 

 

 

Directions:

 

1.) Using ½  tbsp olive oil, saute spinach and garlic in a cast-iron skillet

 

2.) As the spinach/garlic is being sautéed, prepare quinoa as package instructions recommend

 

3.) Rinse salmon fillets and pat dry

 

4.) Remove spinach/garlic from cast-iron, add 1 tbsp olive oil, and pan sear salmon fillets over medium/medium-high heat

 

5.) Mix honey, soy sauce, and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl and set aside

 

6.) Evenly divide quinoa, top with (evenly divided) spinach and 1 fillet of salmon

 

7.) Drizzle sauce over-top

 

8.) DEVOUR.

Pretty easy, right? And just one pan was dirtied in the making of this dinner?! I’ll take that!

 

Whether you’re averse to salmon for no reason whatsoever like I was, or a salmon-lover, I am certain this recipe will be one added weekly/monthly to the dinner rotation!!

 

Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

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MARIA'S FITNESS TIPS

#1 

Set goals! Set both long and short-range goals to keep yourself motivated. Be sure that the short-range goals will eventually lead you to your big-picture, long-range ones. Consider them stepping stones on the path towards something bigger.

 

#2

Do what you like to do. Don't just start doing something because everyone else is; find what you truly enjoy and do that. In the end, if you don't have a genuine interest in your workouts and lifestyle, you're going to hinder your progress.

 

#3

Switch things up! I know this may sound kind of funny after just reading #2, but as humans, we can get bored of doing the same thing over and over. As well, our muscles can get "bored" and we can plateau. Do not be afraid to try new things and incorporate change to keep you entertained and your muscles guessing!

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