Sometimes in the world of nutrition, we can overcomplicate food and make healthy living more complicated than it needs to be. Don’t get me wrong, I have been guilty of making a 12-ingredient smoothie bowl with every superfood and trendy topping possible. However, the reality of life is sometimes I have 30 minutes between walking in the door from work until the whole family needs to eat and head out the door for night-time activities and one-pan dinners save the day.
Fast food and prepackaged processed foods are often something that the busy parents turn too on a night like this but they are often expensive, deficient of real nutrition, and leave us feeling crappy and bloated afterward. Cooking at home with real food is always the cost-effective and healthier alternative but making it easy can be tricky. What I love about one-pan dinners is you literally toss everything onto one pan, toss it in the oven, go get ready and come back to a whole meal. No mess and Fuss!
Wild Salmon is loaded with nutrition, it is easy to digest and low in calories compared to other animal proteins. Salmon is rich in long-chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids which essential (meaning we need to get them from our diet). These support healthy brain function, improve energy, have been shown to lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. Wild salmon offers about 22-25 grams of protein per 3.5oz serving which is beneficial in cell repair and energy production. Salmon is also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B, Potassium & Selenium.
Check out the one-pan dinner below and see how easy it is to make! Do you love one-pan dinners? What’s your favorite one-pan meal?
One-Pan Maple Glazed Salmon Dinner
- 14 oz wild salmon fillet, cut into 4 3.5 oz portions
- 12 tbsp avocado oil (divided)
- 1 tbsp dark maple syrup
- 1 tsp celtic or himalayan sea salt
- 1 bunch fresh dill
- 2 medium zucchini’s, sliced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 medium lemon, sliced
- preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Whisk maple syrup & 1 tbsp oil together and brush across salmon. If you are in a hurry the spray organic avocado oil it amazing! You can drizzle maple syrup and spray oil on. Place lemon slices, fresh chopped dill, and sea salt on top
- Toss veggies in oil and spread around the pan (again for a quick hack just place veggies on pan and spray with avocado oil).
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, divide and serve.