What’s Cooking?! Salmon Pockets


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The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice per week for omega-3 fatty acids. While there are other sources of omega-3, fish can be a fast and easy dinner. Try this salmon recipe baked in aluminum foil to keep the house from smelling like fish!

Salmon Pockets:
1 lb of salmon fillets (~2-3 fillets)
1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
1/2 yellow onion sliced
1 clove garlic minced
1 lemon
cooking spray
ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees farenheit. Place salmon fillets on separate sheets of aluminum foil. Fold up the sides of the aluminum foil to create pockets. Spray fillets with cooking spray. In a separate bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, garlic, and juice from 1 lemon. Season fish with ground pepper to taste. Top fillets with equal amounts of vegetable mixture. Close and seal foil pockets and bake for about 20 minutes or until fish reached 145 degrees farenheit.

Our side dishes were a potato and onion mixture for starch, and raw non-starchy veggies for color and fiber.

Potatoes and Onions:
5 red potatoes quartered
1/2 yellow onion sliced
Cooking spray
Ground pepper

Spray a pan with cooking spray, add potatoes and onions. Season with ground pepper to taste and spray with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Cook until browned. Easy!

If you need help menu planning or creating grocery shopping lists, contact me! Adding variety is important, and understanding the “plate plan” can make menu planning simple.

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