By Guest Blogger, Laura Sieckmann from www.ecomomadventures.com
With signs of Spring popping up all around I am sadly retiring my crockpot and the gazillion soup recipes I have acquired till next winter and I am scouring pinterest for fresh, fun recipes to enjoy with my family as the weather warms. As a SAHM (Stay at Home Mom) of a beautiful and busy 14 month old baby girl I have very little free time, but the time I do have I choose to spend either feeding my Pinterest addiction or reading (mostly during naps and in between when my daughter goes to bed and I fall asleep). Among my favorite topics that I devour information on is healthy eating and specifically hunting down Super Brain Food.
It is important to me that my family’s eating choices are not influenced by food fad myths such as “margarine is better than butter or oil,” and “eggs are bad for you.” I know for a fact that butter is milk fat- way more natural than processed oils- and that the cholesterol in eggs is actually good HDL cholesterol which works to lower high levels of bad LDL cholesterol. I know this because I stay informed by reading solid scientific based research on food and health. (Off Soapbox).
Recently I attended a talk given by Dr. William Sears, pediatrician and leading expert in the family health field, and one thing that he advised, numerous times, was that wild salmon is one of the best things that we can give our bodies. With its amazing levels of good fats, protein, vitamins and minerals, salmon is surely a superfood and one that I aim to include in my family meal plans year around. To keep my salmon dinners seasonal, flavorful and interesting I play around with many recipes and ways of cooking this lovely pink fish. One super fun recipe that I just made was a crowd pleaser with both my husband and my baby girl and is the perfect meal to end a Spring, or even a Summer day. Here is the recipe for my Mango Salsa Salmon, enjoy!
Mango Salsa Salmon
Serves 2 adults and 1 child
10 oz salmon filet (season with a thin coating of garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley and a sprinkling of cayenne powder)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp cilantro (or dried parsley)
1 ripe mango
2 roma tomatoes
1 small red or white onion
- Dice tomatoes, onion and mango and mix in bowl with lime juice and fresh cilantro (or if you are like me and don’t have any cilantro lying around, use dried parsley =)
- Place salsa in fridge for flavors to mix
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
- Grease baking dish with olive oil for salmon
- Place salmon in dish and prepare by coating with olive oil and then seasoning
- Bake salmon for 20-25 minutes or until center is flakey
- Plate salmon and cover with mango salsa
Serve with your favorite seasonal veggie and fun side like red rice or quinoa. I usually put out some tortilla chips with the meal to help scoop up the extra salsa, yummy!
I am a full time mommy forever embarking upon adventures all the while maintaining a conscious mind to stay healthy and green!
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