Feta and Herb Salmon

Hi, I’m April and I’m trying to lose weight as my new year’s resolution. There. It’s out there. Following my wedding in November, of which I worked very hard to get into shape, I decided to ‘reward’ myself for all of the hard work with a few Christmas cookies. And now, here I am in January trying to fix what I messed up. It’s not that it’s wrong to reward yourself with a tasty cookie here and there but it’s all about moderation, and self-control, which I don’t have.

 

Near the end of the holiday season I found myself feeling rather sluggish. Always tired, feeling a little ‘puffy’ and that’s when I knew it was time to get my act back together and realize that not exercising and eating whatever I wanted was probably not the best way to live a healthy lifestyle.

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So here I am in January resolution-ing my way back in shape and getting myself to feel healthier. I’m not on a ‘diet’ per se, I’m just eating healthier and moving more. I’ve been incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into all of my meals and eating leaner meats such as chicken and fish. Since it has gotten too cold to roll my grill out I’ve resorted to using my broiler to cook meats without using extra oils and fats.

My go-to recipe lately for dinner has been this delicious Feta and Herb Salmon. It comes together very quickly and I like to use individually wrapped salmon filets that I keep in my freezer. If you have 35 minutes, you have enough time to make this dinner. This salmon goes perfectly with a side of steamed broccoli and rice or quinoa. It’s a complete, light meal that is flavorful and sure to fill you and your family up for dinner.

So how about you, what are some of your new year’s resolutions? Is it to be healthier in 2016? What meals are you cooking to stay healthy this year?

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Feta and Herb Salmon Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 35 Minutes
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Ingredients

4 4 ounce salmon filets
4 ounces Feta Cheese Crumbles
½ tablespoon Instantly Fresh Parsley
1 tablespoon Instantly Fresh Spring Onion
Salt and pepper
Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler to 500 degrees F.
  2. Wash and pat dry the salmon filets. Lay on a baking sheet coated with parchment paper. (You can also choose to marinate the salmon filets in olive oil and lemon juice for 30 minutes if you’d like)
  3. Sprinkle the salmon filets with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the feta cheese crumbles, parsley and spring onion on a cutting board.
  5. Drizzle the cheese mixture with the lemon juice and use a knife to dice the cheese and mix in the herbs.
  6. Divide the cheese mixture evenly between the salmon filets. Place in the broiler for 25-30 minutes. Serve immediately.

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