This is more of a basic how-to rather than a recipe. If you fancy a healthy and simple way to have baked salmon fillet with roast potatoes and salad read on.
So this is the very definition of convenience-health-food. All you have to do is open packets, cut a thing or two, and pop some stuff in the oven. You take it out when you can see that the potatoes are good and golden.
And if you get distracted watching youtube videos and updating a post – don’t worry unless it’s literally burning you can’t really mess this up. So yes, it’s very well done here – and it’s still good.
Also, this is a heart-healthy meal, meaning this is the type of food which can help unclog your arteries – if you need that kind of thing. And if you’re fond of diet-be-damned recipes you probably do.
Specifically it’s the salmon that’s so good for you. Salmon is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin D and vitamin B12.
I read a great tip for salad about a year ago – cut them up. It’s so obvious now but before when I bought bags or packets of salad leaves I never thought of chopping up the leaves small. In fact even if I bought a head of lettuce I never would slice it up small. I don’t know why it never occurred to me to do this – considering the amount of times I’ve had lettuce explode off my fork in front of my face.
Do you know what I mean? You manage to get a forkful of salad, a tiny bit of everything on it, and then as it’s making its way to your mouth the lettuce decides it’s time to stretch out and expand, usually right in front of your mouth so you have to choose between putting the fork back down or dislocating your jaw so you can fit the damn thing in.
Salads… Heathy yes but also maddening.
Anyway the tip was to cut up the salad and if you buy one of those salad bowls in the supermarket – snip, snip, snip – it becomes a better salad. I know you’ll get a much better, fresher salad if you buy the individual components and chop them up yourself. But if you’re up to doing that you’re not really in need of a convenience-health-food meal. This is more of a “I was thinking of getting a big bag of crisps and a frozen pizza” but then decided to be healthier. And this is a properly healthy meal.
If you need any persuading about including salad with your meal – here are nine reasons to eat salad every day.
In the ingredients I’m just going to say one supermarket salad bowl.
To keep this truly lazy I was going to buy a vinaigrette in the shop and use that. But then I forgot…
Making a vinaigrette is really simple. To a jar you add one-third vinegar to two-thirds oil (or one half lemon juice to one half oil), some mustard, some sugar or honey if you like it sweet, some onion or garlic if you like, some fresh herbs if you want. And then you just shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your dressing, shake your dressing. Singing and dancing not optional.
Well apparently some people do make dressing without the singing and dancing. Some people…
Oh, the Protein
There’s about 22 – 23g in this meal. Not bad. Quite good really.