By Cate Walker

If you’re tired of the usual chicken and turkey that have become the basis of your protein consumption, give salmon a try. Not only is this tasty fish low in calories, low in saturated fat and high in protein, but also it is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. Not familiar with omega-3s? You should be! They’re essential for our cardiovascular health, joint function and even our skin. Moreover, it’s important to eat foods rich in these essential acids since our bodies do not naturally produce them on their own. So, load up on this beautifying, heart-healthy fish (and don’t worry too much about the mercury warnings, the levels in salmon – especially wild salmon – are almost undetectably low).

Not into fish? Make this healthy burger instead!

Ginger Soy Glazed Salmon

4 Fresh Salmon Filets
One Stalk of Green Onions, chopped and divided into 2 groups
2 tbsp. Fresh Grated Ginger
¼ c. Rice Vinegar
¼ c. Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2 tbsp. Agave (or honey)
1 tsp. Chili Paste
¼ c. Panko Breadcrumbs (Optional)

3 easy tips to make your meals more nutritious!

Turn oven onto Broil. In a small bowl, combine half of the green onions, ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, agave and chili paste. Wisk the ingredients together until it resembles a marinade. Place the salmon in a roasting pan (skin side down). Pour half of the mixture over the salmon and reserve the remaining sauce for later. Let salmon marinate for 20 minutes. Broil Salmon about 6 inches away from the broiler for about 5-10 minutes, depending on your personal preference. When salmon starts to brown on top, remove pan. Place each salmon filet on individual plates and drizzle with the remaining sauce and garnish with green onions and panko breadcrumbs.

Paired with a vegetable like sautéed kale or steamed spinach, this makes for a restaurant quality meal, right in your own kitchen.

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