Let me start with... cooking fish has always intimidated me. I love fish and seafood, but I can count on one hand how many times I've cooked fish.
I am trying to change this, however. I am trying to cook more seafood because a.) I love it. and b.) It's good for me. But salmon for breakfast?
Sure! Why not? I am tired of trying to find balanced recipes that are made with breakfast foods. I am not a huge fan of the bowl thing. You know, the bowl of colorful things, that you can't pronounce, artfully arranged? I don't doubt that they're delicious - but jumping that far from my norm isn't going to serve me right now. Goind grocery shopping for 20 ingedients that I may never use again.. eh. So, why not salmon for breakfast?
I won't bring fish to work - I'm not going to be "that guy" cooking fish in the office microwave, but there's no reason I can't eat fish for any meal at home... except... my fear of cooking it.
This morning I decided to banish my fears and bake salmon. How hard could it be? Turns out, it's ridiculously easy.
I took a 12 oz. filet, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and some fresh dill and lemon slices. I sprayed foil with coconut oil spray, tossed in the fish, and loosely tented the foil around the salmon. Baked on 450° for 20 minutes... and voila! It really was a lot easier than I thought. Juicy, flavorful, perfection.
I served it with broccoli and chick peas - a well balanced breakfast... or whatever meal you want to have yours for!
I try to keep my meals to about 400 calories each. This meal fits right in. If I am still hungry, I can always add more veggies! But having had this for breakfast, it was satisfying as is. On my nutrition plan, each meal is balanced with 1 Protein, 1 Carb, and as many vegetables as I like. This meal also meets those needs.
1 Protein = Salmon (typically a serving is 4 oz, today I had 6 oz.)
1 Carb = Garbanzo Beans (a can has 3.5 servings, I split a can into 4 servings)
1 Vegetable = Broccoli (today is was half of a frozen bag, that says 3.5 servings on it.)
1 Oil = Coconut Oil Spray