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Salmon and Sides

After yesterday's defeat, I'm proud to say, tonight's dinner was a success! Fresh Atlantic Salmon, spinach in oil and garlic, a sweet potato with butter and mushrooms and onions.

It was much less stressful making tonight's meal versus the disaster of yesterday's meal. My husband asked me today if I planned on feeding yesterday's meal to my parents. If you could have seen his face... I'm still laughing. No, I wouldn't do that to my parents, they've been good to me. I'm happy to say, the dogs did eat it today with no complaints.

Atlantic salmon - I chopped garlic and added it to a tablespoon of softened butter. I minced it and blended it together (see video above). Spread the butter on top of the salmon and salt to taste. Cover the baking dish with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes to a half hour. Take cover off and broil for a few minutes. Keep your eye on it, you don't want it to burn or dry out.

Watch and hear the sizzle (video above) when it comes out of the oven. The sounds, the sight and the aroma makes your mouth water.

To see how I made the spinach, visit my other seafood post. It's simple and delicious. Remember to wash your spinach under cool water before cooking. Even if it says it's been pre--washed, I wash it again.

Mushrooms and onions. Wash and chop your mushrooms. Chop onion. Coat pan with olive oil Add mushrooms and onions to hot oil. Salt to taste. Cover and stir often. That's it. Quick, easy and delicious.

I scrubbed the sweet potato, put slits in it with a knife, and cooked it in the microwave. If you don't put slits in it, it can explode. That's a mess. The potato was huge. I only ate half and put the other half in the fridge for another time. I served with a small pat of butter.

The entire meal was only 371 calories. The salmon (3.8 ounces) had 23 grams of protein and 11 grams of fat (unsaturated fat) which is thought to improve your cholesterol. A delicious meal full of protein, and high in B Vitamins, as well as, Vitamins A, C and K. It was also rich in iron. Why I don't eat meat.

I am on a 1,500 calorie a day diet. I use the MyFitnessPal app to keep track of my intake and my protein, sugar, fat and carbs. It's a great app and easy to use. I weigh my food with the metal scale above now. I used to carry a similar scale to the white one featured above. It was small and easy to take with me for when I was eating out. I still have the white scale, however, I bring my own food to restaurants due to my allergies now, so I weigh it ahead of time.

It was a quick, easy meal with little clean up. Just the way I like it.


Atlantic Salmon


Garlic cloves


Fresh Spinach


Olive Oil




Olive Oil


Sweet Potato


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