Salmon and Sweet Potato Meal

There are many health benefits to salmon.  It’s a great lean protein to star in any meal.  I thought I’d share one of my favorite simple salmon dinners with you this week:  Balsamic salmon with baked sweet potato and veggies.  This is the perfect E (energizing) meal if you’re a Trim Healthy Mama.

Baked Sweet Potato
1 medium sweet potato (per person)
choose salt for savory or cinnamon and stevia for sweet
opt. 1 tsp Coconut Oil or butter

Preheat oven to 375.  Wash and pierce sweet potato.  Bake in oven on rack or in a dish for approximately 1 hr.  Once cooked, split potato open.  For an E meal, you need to keep your fat (not including that from lean protein) 5 grams or less.  So you can use 1 tsp of coconut oil or butter on your potato.  Sprinkle with ingredients above to make sweet or savory.

In the meantime, while waiting on your sweet potato to bake, begin working on the salmon.

Balsamic Salmon
4 oz wild caught salmon (per person)
Balsamic vinegar

Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of salmon to taste.  Drizzle balsamic vinegar over salmon in a baking dish making sure to coat both sides and leaving a little puddle in the baking dish.  Cover dish with foil and bake salmon in oven on 375 for 35-40 minutes.

Serve the salmon and sweet potato with steamed or fresh veggies on the side.


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