Finally tried out my salmon recipe I’ve been wanting to try!! And… it came out GREAT!! So for years I’ve normally always had salmon with my mothers onion and mayonnaise topping sauce. But that is SO much mayo and honestly mayo is pretty disgusting I’m trying to lay off of that stuff. I thought ‘what are some mayo alternatives?' GREEK YOGURT! I mostly just eyed everything so measurements are general guestimates. So here is the general recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Salmon fillet
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I used Fage)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tspn dill weed herb (fresh dill would be even better if you have some!)
  • wedge of lemon
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions:

  1. Coat the salmon with some salt and pepper on both sides. 
  2. For the sauce, mix together the yogurt, onion, dill, and drizzle in some squeezed lemon juice.
  3. Spread over the salmon. **It may look like there’s too much yogurt sauce but it’s fine! Mine looked like it was like an inch thick of the sauce but when you bake it it all flattens because a lot of it soaks into the fish!
  4. Cover loosely with foil.
  5. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 40-45minutes or until the yogurt sauce has crusted. 

Enjoy this healthy and yummy dish!!

Finally went to Trader Joes on Sunday. I’ve missed that place. My mom and I got a bunch of stuff this is like 1/10 of my Trader Joes haul.

  1. Ground flaxseed meal: If you haven’t heard of flaxseed yet, I’ll give it this year. It’s going to be the new superfood of 2013 I’m sure! High in all sorts of nutritionts. Mix it in your cereal, oatmeal, smoothies, baking mixes, or even just stir it in with a glass of milk (especially yummy w/ almond milk)! It’s got a nice nutty but subtle flavor. Make sure you get GROUND though because whole flaxseed apparently has some hard shell so it just goes straight through your body without you getting any of the good nutrients.
  2. Ezekiel 4:9 bread: Based on the Bible verse itself, this bread is created in the likeness of the bread in Scripture. Solely made of various freshly sprouted living grains and absolutely NO flour! It’s a complete source of protein… and it’s BREAD! How awesome is that. 
  3. Butternut squash has even high nutrients than pumpkin. I just love this soup in general so I thought I’d try it out. 
  4. Dried Cranberries: They’re a good snack because they’re low in calories but high in dietary fiber which always benefits preventing cardiovascular diseases not just helping with our digestive system.

My dessert for tonight. Gosh, my sweet tooth will always be the death of me!! But I made it work! Saw this dip recipe on Pinterest and wanted to try it. I added some ground cinnamon though because I thought it would make it even yummier! It was absolutely delicious with these fresh, sweet strawberries and bananas. Oh and some very dark 87% cacao dark chocolate nibs. However, the mixture was not very appealing by itself, so it’s definitely more of a fruit dip. Two of my favorite foods, Greek yogurt and PB mixed into one- love it!! Why didn’t I think of this before??

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