Feast On Salmon This New Year

Feast On Salmon This New Year

In terms of health and fitness, the New Year is both positive and negative. On the positive side, it’s a time of year when a large number of people focus on their health and fitness and commit to making healthy lifestyle choices in the form of New Year’s resolutions. On the negative side, the vast majority of these people find their New Year’s resolutions too much to take on and by the time January’s over, they’ve given up on their health and fitness goals completely.

In this article I’m going to be tackling the topic of health and fitness based New Year’s resolutions and helping you achieve them this year by focusing on one specific healthy lifestyle choice – eating more salmon.

Why Salmon?

Salmon is all natural and packed full of health boosting nutrients. A 113g serving contains just 244 calories and provides you with high levels of monounsaturated fat, selenium, vitamin B3, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. These nutrients in salmon support your heath in numerous ways which include:

  • Boosting your cardiovascular health
  • Improving your mental health
  • Keeping your eyes healthy
  • Reducing inflammation in your body
  • Strengthening your joints

Foods To Substitute For Salmon

Since salmon is loaded with beneficial nutrients and relatively low in calories, the best way to incorporate it into your diet is to replace some of the less healthy foods you eat with salmon. Doing this will allow you to lose weight (as you’ll be consuming less calories overall) and enjoy better health (as you’ll be consuming more health boosting nutrients). Therefore, if you’re currently eating any of the seafood dishes listed below, swap them for fresh salmon and enjoy your healthiest year yet:

  • Fishcakes
  • Fish and chips
  • Prawn cocktail
  • Tuna melt
  • Tuna nachos

Serving Suggestions For Salmon

Salmon has a tender but distinctive flavor and tastes great without any added ingredients. However, if the taste of salmon on its own isn’t to your liking, spice it up with one of the serving suggestions below:

  1. Salt & Pepper Butter Salmon: Pre-heat the grill to a medium heat. Lightly season a salmon fillet with black pepper and salt, then place a small cube of butter on top of it. Grill for 5 minutes and then enjoy a salmon fillet with a subtle but satisfying taste.
  2. Smoked Salmon With Cottage Cheese: Place a portion of cottage cheese into a bowl, add chunks of smoked salmon and enjoy a creamy, tasty, salmon based snack.
  3. Salmon Omelet: Place a skillet on the hob on a medium to high heat and pre-heat the grill to a high heat. Add a teaspoon of butter and chunks of salmon to the skillet and fry them for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add ¼ cup of grated cheese, ¼ cup of milk and 2 eggs to the skillet and then mix all the ingredients well with a wooden spoon. Fry the omelet for 2 minutes, then take the skillet off the hob, turn off the heat and place the skillet under the grill for 1 minute. After 1 minute, remove the skillet from under the grill, turn off the grill, transfer the omelet to a plate and enjoy a hot, protein packed salmon dish.
Feast On Salmon This New Year


While salmon isn’t going to magically help you achieve all your health and fitness based New Year’s resolutions, getting in the habit of eating it regularly will improve the quality of your diet, provide your body with lots of health boosting nutrients and give you a base to build upon. So, if you’re not eating it already, give the salmon serving suggestions in this article a try and take the first steps on your journey towards a fit and healthy New Year.

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