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One Healthy Food, Three Ways
If you’re trimming fat out of your diet by opting for lean protein, salmon is always a good catch. “Salmon features those famous omega-3 fatty acids that keep our heart, brain, tissues, and organs healthy—and in the most potent form [the long chain DHA and EPA forms],” explains Reinagel. “It's also a good source of protein and the antioxidant mineral selenium.”
Make the Most of It
Add flaked salmon to pasta sauce, use it on top of eggs in the morning, or make “meatballs” by combining salmon with bread crumbs and seasonings, suggests Krieger. You can also toss salmon with pasta, lemon, garlic, olive oil, and veggies; use it as the protein source in tacos; or use it as a salad topper, says Moore.
Pan-Seared Salmon Salad Here’s a great way to use leftover salmon fillets. Serve the salad on a plate or use it to fill a warm whole wheat flour tortilla.
Salmon Patties Keep canned salmon on hand and whip up this healthy burger alternative the next time you’re craving beef.
Miso Soup with Asparagus and Broiled Salmon Miso, or bean paste, is a culinary mainstay in Japan and a great source of protein.
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