Did you stay on track over the 4th of July weekend? If not, it’s time to get back to basics with some low carb meals to help undo some of the holiday damage. This recipe for Citrus Salmon is ultra-popular among members of our weight loss management center because it’s delicious, filling and easy to prepare.
Salmon is an excellent choice when you are trying to lose weight—it’s loaded in high-quality lean protein, which is key for building lean muscle mass and staying full in between meals. It’s an excellent source of some of the most beneficial omega-3 fats, specifically docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), both of which promote heart and brain health. Salmon is also rich in selenium and vitamin B12 and D, and is a good source of choline, potassium, biotin, phosphorus, niacin and pantothenic acid. In addition, the citrus in this recipe is rich in vitamin C and the scallions have a high fiber content and contain a bevy of plant-derived antioxidants. Serve with some healthy veggies on the side and enjoy!
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4 fresh salmon fillets, skinned
1 orange, sliced thin
1 lemon, sliced thin
1 lime, sliced thin
½ cup scallions
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
12 sprigs fresh thyme
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Kosher sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Heat oven to 375° F. Place the salmon on a non-stick or lined baking sheet or baking dish. Pour extra virgin olive oil over each filet. Place the orange, lemon and lime slices around the salmon and then sprinkle with the fresh dill and thyme. Season with kosher sea salt and freshly ground pepper and then put in the oven.
Roast until the salmon is cooked through—approximately 30 to 40 minutes. The flesh should be opaque.
Makes four servings.