Sarah-Jane Bedwell, SELF magazine
You've probably heard about the major health benefits you'll get from consuming some omega-3 fatty acids, but if you haven't, these babies boost brain power, heart health and reduce inflammation. But salmon is the Queen B of omega-packed foods; and its also full of lean protein to help build toned muscles. Plus, a recent study found that women who eat oily fish, such as salmon, had the lowest levels of body fat. Now that's what we call a superfood.
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Whether you already eat salmon regularly or are just starting to love it, you're gonna need some fresh ideas for fixing yourself a few different dishes. So when you're over the basic grilled salmon fillet, try one of these ways to enjoy salmon's super-slimiming powers.
Boost Your Breakfast: Swap out the typcial turkey bacon or sausage on your breakfast sandwich for flavorful smoked salmon. You'll be starting your day off with a plethra of nutrients as well as plenty of protein to keep you full until lunch. Try this Luxe Lox Sandwich--it's amazing.
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Quicken Lunch: Many people don't eat fish because they think it is too expensive or too confusing to cook, but for less than $2, you can get a single-serving can of salmon that is ready to eat. Add some of the fish to a wrap or salad, mix with a little plain, nonfat Greek yogurt and dijon mustard and serve in lettuce wraps, or add an egg and pat into patties to make easy and delicious salmon burgers.
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Spice Up With a Sauce: To liven up any salmon dinner--whether you bake, broil or grill it--try topping it with a mango salsa or pesto sauce. Or, for a creamy, cool option, mix fresh dill into plain lowfat yogurt and add salt and pepper to taste.
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