Calories: 776 kcal (or 428 kcal)
Macros: 33g Protein, 61g Carb & 59g Fat
Great healthy meal for lunch or dinner. Some healthy fats from the salmon, a big portion of fibre-based vegetables, and a a reasonable amount of protein. Salmon is a great tasting ‘meaty’ fish, packed full of flavour, and goes perfectly with buttery New Potatoes and chives. Should you want to reduce the calories or lower for your appetite, take a piece of Salmon and 50g of New Potatoes off the plate and save 348 calories.
- Salmon Fillet – 2x, 200g (serve without the skin)
- New Potatoes – 250g
- Asparagus – 150g / 10 spears
- Carrots – 2x small
- Sweet & Smoky Shredded Beetroot – 50g
- Butter – 10g
- For flavour – Dried Chives & Fish Seasoning
Salmon is a great source of protein, that is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids (great for the brain), high in Vitamin B, good source of potassium and loaded in Selenium. All combined give a host of benefits ranging from cardiovascular, improved mood and cognition, Joint protection and eye benefits. Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate. It also contains nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants. Beetroot can help lower blood pressure, boost exercise performance and prevent dementia, on top of being a prebiotic for the gut. Asparagus is a good source of Vitamin K, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Vitamin B1 and is nourishing for the digestive tract due to it’s high fibre content.
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