Creamy Pesto Salmon

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Hello guys, I’m back lol. I know, I know, I haven’t blogged in a while. So many things happening all at once can make one go on a hiatus. But on another note I’m back with a yummy recipe. Low in carbs and scrumptious at the same time. What makes it so yummy is the creamy pesto blend .

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Ingredients

1 lb of salmon ( cut into 2-3 pieces )

1.5 tbsp of pesto

1/2 cup of whipping cream or milk

3 oz of cream cheese

chopped parsley

olive oil

salt

black pepper

cayenne pepper

thyme

Take fish and sear it ( make a cut in the middle on the skin side )

Baste fish with olive oil using a brush.  Season fish with salt, black pepper, thyme and cayenne pepper to your own preference.

Heat up a pan with oil and place fish skin down. Pan sear on medium high heat for 4-5 on each side until done ( note the change of color from pink to white )

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In a separate pot, heat up( medium heat) the cream cheese and cream/ milk. Whisk to mix completely. Add in the pesto and continue to mix.

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Turn off heat, if it become to thick add a  little bit of water and whisk vigorously.

Serve fish with pesto sauce on top, sprinkle parsley for an added touch.

Enjoy

 

 

 

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Healthy Salmon Pasta

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Pasta, pasta, pasta, O how I love pasta. Once I started my weight loss journey, I knew that I had to give up pasta because of the carbohydrates. Healthy alternatives, like whole wheat pasta and zucchini noodles, has been helping tame those cravings. Now I present to you healthy salmon pasta. Instead of a cream base I used Greek yogurt. This dish was surprisingly so yummy.

 

image13 Ingredients

8 oz of whole wheat thin spaghetti

1 cup of Greek yogurt

1 zucchini (Spiralized )

1/4 cup Parmesan (grated)

1/4 cup feta cheese

1 cup of chopped kale

1/2 red jalapeno

2 pieces of salmon (12 oz)

lemon zest 1 tbsp

salt

black pepper

garlic powder

cherry tomatoes (topping)

Boil your pasta, al dente. In a pan season and pan sear the salmon for 3-5 minutes each side (or Bake for 15 minutes in oven 350 Degrees). When done set aside to cool, then chop it up.In the same pan add in chopped garlic and he red jalapenos, pan sear for about 5 minutes, then add in kale. Season with mild salt and black pepper. Continue to saute for 5-7 minutes until done. Saute Zucchini in same pan for 2 minutes, add mild garlic powder

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In a large bowl combine the Greek yogurt, Parmesan, and feta cheese and mix.Next add in the lemon zest. Add in zucchini , chopped salmon, and pasta. Mix all together.Season with Red pepper flakes, garlic, salt and black pepper.

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Enjoy, cold or hot .

Spinach and Chicken Stuffed Shells

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Who doesn’t love stuffing shells? Sometimes you can get carried away when it come to stuffing food items. But when your trying to eat healthy, stuffing it with spinach and your favorite low-calorie cheese is the way to go. This meal had me looking forward to meal prep. Let me take you through this cheesy goodness.

Ingredients

1 package of Jumbo Shells

1 cup of skim milk Ricotta Cheese

½ cup Parmesan cheese

½ shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tbsp of oil

2 tbsp of minced garlic

1-2 bottles of Marinara (low sodium)

½ cup of breadcrumbs

½ finely chopped basil

1 package of frozen chopped spinach

1 -2 lbs of ground chicken

½ red bell pepper and ½ green bell pepper

1 yellow onion

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees. Begin to boil pasta until al dente ( almost done ,boil for 12 minutes). Drain, run cold water over pasta, and set aside.

In a skillet, pour in olive oil, begin to sauté bell peppers and and yellow onions. Once onion and peppers are a little brown add in grounded chicken. Season with salt, pepper, garlic power and onion powder. Continue to mix with spatula, Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes until done. Set Aside

In a large mixing bowl, mix Ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Remove frozen spinach from package and sweet out excess water, add spinach into the mixture. Add in grounded chicken with 2 cooking spoons of Marinara and mix.

Line the baking Dish with marinara, take each shell and stuff it with the mixture. Continue to line the shells 1 inch apart. When done stuffing pour remaining marinara on top of each shell. Sprinkle Parmesan and Bread crumbs on top of shells.

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Cover with foil, place shells in oven and back for 25 minutes. Once done allow to cool and Enjoy !

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RoseMary Lemon Pepper Salmon and Lobster with Crab stuffed Sweet Potato

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Looking for a new meal idea to make for dinner or your meal Prep. Then this recipe is perfect for you. So many flavors interfusing to make such a yummy meal. Lets go on a flavorful ride.

Ingredients

1 lb of salmon

Fresh rosemary

Minced garlic

Olive oil

Salt

Black pepper

Garlic powder

Red Pepper Flakes

Lemon Pepper seasoning

Butter

1 egg

Bread crumbs

1 lemon

1 Lobster tail

Crab stuffed sweet potato

1 large sweet potato

3 oz of crabmeat

3 springs of green onion (chopped)

½ cup Greek yogurt

½ small yellow onion

nutmeg

 

In a bowl beat 1 egg and place aside. Take salmon pieces and dip into egg and place on a plate. Season fish with salt, black pepper,red pepper flakes, and lemon pepper. Sprinkle Break crumbs upon fish . Sprinkle chopped rosemary upon Fish and squeeze half a lemon on top of fish.

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In a pan heat up 2 TBSP of olive oil. Place fish skin down and begin to pan sear on each side for 6 minutes each. Add in 1 Tbsp. of butter into pan. Add in 1 tbsp of mince garlic into the pan. After 6 minutes, check the color of the salmon from the side it should be turning white, and then flip it. Begin to cook the other side. When done set aside

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Lobster

Cut Lobster tail into half using a sharp knife

Heat up a pan with 2 Tbsp of olive oil

Season Lobster tail with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Lemon pepper

Add in 1 tbsp of minced garlic

Pan Sear the lobster shell up for 3 minutes one side and then flip and pan sear shell down.

Continue to flip until done, and the shell is completely red, Set Aside

 

Sweet Potato

Chop and boil sweet potato. Add in greek yogurt, green onions, yellow onions, and chopped crabmeat. Season with ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, and ½ tsp of nutmeg. Using a masher mash and mix the mixture

Plate your food and Enjoy

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Shrimp Stuffed Salmon

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Don’t we all love salmon? Stuffing it with your favorite cheese and shrimp, will take it to another level. No need to go to your favorite restaurant to order Stuffed Salmon, try my recipe at home and be done in 30 minutes. This recipe is healthy and Fit-Fam approved, Enjoy.

Ingredients

4-6 (6 oz. ) fillets of salmon

½ cup of shrimp

3 oz. of lite cream cheese

¼ cup of feta cheese

¼ of red bell pepper chopped

¼ of green bell pepper chopped

½ cup of Panko Bread crumbs

¼ cup of shredded Parmesan cheese

Cayenne pepper

salt

Black pepper

Garlic powder

Thyme

1 and ½ cup of spinach

 

Preheat oven to 350, spray baking sheet with cooking spray

Season shrimp with above seasoning and pan sear for 2 minutes in olive oil. Set Aside

Season Salmon with above seasonings sparingly.

Place spinach in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. (Wilted spinach)

In a medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese, feta cheese, shrimp, bell peppers, and spinach. Mix well together.

Cut a slit lengthwise 3/4 of way through each salmon fillet. Evenly divide stuffing into each slit and place on prepared baking sheet.

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Sprinkle Breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese on top of fillets.

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Bake for 17 minutes at 350 degrees and for 3 minutes at 500 degrees.

Serve over your choice of vegetables. Enjoy

This meal is 340 calories, 40 grams of carbohydrates, and 8 grams of Carbohydrates.

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Ginger Garlic Crispy Salmon

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On my journey of loosing weight, eating healthy was essential. Eating bland chicken breast and vegetables became so boring. Salmon was one of my saviors. Try out this savory low carb recipe; it will surely make you appreciate the pescatarian world. This recipe is Fit-Fam approved .

Ingredients:

1 tbsp of coconut oil

1 tbsp of minced garlic

2 salmon filets ( 5-6 oz each) or any fish of choice

2 tbsp of minced ginger

2 tbsp of I cant believe its not butter

¼ tsp of light salt

¼ tsp of black pepper

¼ Italian seasoning

3 carrot stalk

1 tsp of brown sugar

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  1. Season the salmon with herbs, salt, and pepper .
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a non stick frying pan over medium heat. Thrown in the minced ginger and allow to fry for 1 minute . Place the salmon in the pan frying on medium heat 2-4 minutes on each side, depending on thickness. Once you flip it to one side throw in a tbsp. of butter.
  3. Add the minced garlic to pan ( Always add garlic last ) . Lower the heat to low and continue to pan sear salmon for 1 more minute, Remove from the pan.
  4. Cut your carrot into vertical pieces. Season with black pepper and salt
  5. Add ½ tsp of coconut oil to the frying pan.
  6. Add in carrots. Begin to sauté.
  7. Add in 1 tbsp of butter and sprinkle the brown sugar on the carrots
  8. Continue to sauté until carrots turn golden brown, flipping side to side.

 

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Enjoy! Please leave a comment !