Healthy living style, diets and exercises are becoming nowadays a “second religion” for many of us, including myself.
As part of my healthy living style routine, I have been following Jillian Michael (from The Biggest Loser TV Show) exercise plan (Ripped in 30), which also includes a 30 day meal plan.
It works extremely well to keep myself fit (or to lose weight if needed) and the best part is that the recipes on the meal plan are not only healthy, but also tasty!
A perfect example of that is the Salmon and Blueberries Salad which is actually one of my favourites. It tastes great and it’s fast and easy to make!
Salmon and Blueberries Salad
You will need:
- 80 – 90 grams of Fresh salmon filet
- 2 Medium size tomatoes
- Fresh green lettuce (Might be from package)
- 30 grams of feta cheese
- 30g Fresh Blueberries
- 80 – 100g drained cannellini beans
- Half of red onion, (if you prefer can be less)
- 1 tablespoon of finely chopped walnuts (or other nuts like almonds)
- 1 tablespoon light raspberry walnut vinaigrette (optional)
15 -20 min
Nutrition information: 435kcal per serving. 20 g Fat of which (3g saturated), 35g Carbohydrate, 9g Fiber, 32g Protein
Start by heating a pan. Add your salmon fillet and cook skin downside. I prefer fresh salmon as it gives more crunchy texture, although you might use defrosted salmon as well. Cook it until salmon gets a light pink colour. Debone it carefully and separate into small bits.
Meanwhile you can prepare the rest.
Wash your lettuce and chop into smaller bits (can be done by hand). If you using already prepared salad mix, just wash and it’s ready to go.
Chop your onion into small cubes or rings, as you prefer. Dice tomatoes into cubes.
Finely chop walnuts. You can use any sort of nuts you like or just don’t use at all.
Take your feta cheese and make into crumbles. I prefer using reduced fat version for lighter option.
Take a bigger bowl and mix all ingredients together. Add drained cannellini beans and washed blueberries. I prefer fresh blueberries of its fruity and more crunchy taste, however defrosted ones works also. Mix everything gently together and we done!
Personally, I don’t like the taste of vinaigrette, so I’m not using it at all. It’s optional depending on your taste.
This is a perfect dish for your lunch.
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Lovely salad! 🙂
Will try it out this weekend.