Tray bakes are what I like to call midweek lifesavers. They are perfect for that quick dinner that you need to rustle together after a very busy workweek and the kids can also pitch in and help you too.
If you have ever read about foods that are good for you, then this should come as no surprise to you. Salmon is one of the healthiest types of fish you can eat, being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, providing excellent protein, and other nutrients to boot.
Salmon can help lower your cholesterol, improve your skin, keep you full between meals, and even help reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke. It is also great for reducing inflammation in your body.
Another great reason to choose salmon?
It is easy to cook! In just a few minutes, you can grill it, cook it on the stove, or put it in the oven. It goes with just about any vegetable you can think of.
Back to the vegetables, and it is time to talk about asparagus. While this vegetable has a lot of important nutrients, which is what makes it a good superfood for the spring, it is the folate that puts it at the top of the list.
Folate is a type of B vitamin that is wonderful for your brain health. It can affect your energy level, help improve your mood, and get you out of a mental or emotional funk.
If you want to try asparagus, aim for about a cup of it per serving. It is super low in fat and calories, so no need to worry about that. It will fill you up, which is perfect if you’re on a diet.
A cup of asparagus contains about 268 micrograms of folate
So enjoy this delicious Easy Tray Baked Salmon recipe and know that you are really feeding and nourishing your body with a healthy meal.
Recipe: serves: 4
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 35 mins
WHAT YOU NEED
1lb/450g of potatoes, quartered
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ lemon, juice only
4 salmon fillets, 4.5 oz. (130g) each
9oz. (250g) asparagus
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Toss the potatoes in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, arrange on a large baking tray and bake for 15 mins, then remove from the oven.
While the potatoes are roasting, combine 2 tbsp. of olive oil with the minced garlic and lemon juice.
Season the salmon and asparagus with salt and pepper. Once potatoes are removed from the oven, push them to one side of the baking tray and arrange the salmon and asparagus next to the potatoes. Drizzle the salmon with the garlic and lemon oil.
Bake for another 15 mins or until salmon is cooked through. Turn the oven to grill and grill everything for 5 mins until crispy.
Next step: Enjoy the delicious goodness
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