My husband and I try to eat as healthy as possible,and are working together to lose some weight and improve our overall health. We really started concentrating on our diet about a month ago, and gave up some bad habits we had. Mine being pop, and my husband's was eating sweets everyday. We've started taking walks together each day as well, and are slowly starting to feel better physically.
This dish that I made for this month's #FishFridayFoodie event,is a good example of the healthier choices we are making. It uses zucchini noodles instead of carb laden pasta noodles, good-for-you salmon that's loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, tasty green asparagus for color and another serving of veggies, and Greek yogurt kissed with lemon, instead of heavy cream and butter, to add a bright and creamy taste, and an extra boost of protein.
And did I mention that it is quick? Let's face it, if healthy recipes take to long to prepare, or use hard to find ingredients, then most of us won't bother. It's much easier to just toss a frozen pizza in the oven, or mix up a box of mac and cheese. But this recipe is easy, as well as fast. I can seriously have this prepared and ready to serve in less than 20 minutes. Now that's my kind of fast food, no drive-thru needed!
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Creamy Dill Zoodles and Salmon
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons freeze-dried (or fresh) dill
- Zest of 1 small lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 6 stalks of asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 - 5 ounce can boneless skinless salmon
Stir together the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, dill, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.Spiralize the zucchini. You could also use a julienne slicer or vegetable peeler if you'd like.Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and asparagus to the pan, and saute for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 1 - 2 minutes, or until zucchini is heated through, stirring frequently. Don't overcook or the zucchini noodles will become limp and soggy.Stir in the salmon and yogurt sauce till blended.Taste for seasonings and serve immediately.
Note: *This recipe was made using canned salmon, which makes for a quick weekday meal. You can use fresh salmon that has been baked or pan fried if you prefer.
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