Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Spinach Salad


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better health thru nuitritionSpring is definitely here, which means swimsuit days are around the corner for most of us. Thankfully, all the delicious seasonal produce available this time of year offers a ton of ways to incorporate healthy low carb salads into your meal plans, which will help you take off those unwanted pounds. If you want to hit that number on the scale that has eluded you for so long, our weight loss doctor recommends increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables, making this an ideal meal for dieters.

The recipe is packed with nutrients that will keep you full longer and make you healthier overall. Salmon is a high quality protein that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins A, B, Vitamin K. Avocados are loaded with fiber to fill you up, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and other important nutrients such as potassium, folate and a host of other vitamins and minerals. Spinach is naturally low in both fat and cholesterol and is packed with fiber, protein, niacin and zinc, as well as iron, magnesium, thiamin, copper, folate, calcium, phosphorus, manganese and vitamins A, B6, C, E and K.

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Ingredients
2 cups baby spinach
4 ounces smoked salmon
One Haas avocado
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
2 medium sized tomatoes

Dressing
Juice of one lime
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
Himalayan sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

For the dressing, squeeze the juice of a lime into a small bowl. Add the extra virgin olive oil and whisk together until fully combined. Season with the Himalayan sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

Add the spinach to a salad bowl. Slice the avocado, cucumber and tomatoes and add to the spinach. Slice or tear the salmon and add to the bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Makes two servings.

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