I am happy to report that I have officially lost 3 pounds since my 2 pound weight gain! And I’ve done it in a matter of 2 short weeks! WOOHOO
Working out and building lean muscle is obviously very important in a weight loss journey but I really think that the most important part of my journey is what I eat. I don’t call it a diet because that is NOT what my journey is about. It is a life change. It is not all about eating salad every day or only veggies or only protein for the rest of your life, I still eat really yummy food and have snacks and treats. I just choose healthier options and smaller portions. I also count calories (limiting my daily intake to a certain amount determined by a discussion with my doctor) and carbohydrates. This helps me to still eat things that I want and not binge when I am craving something. It’s still hard a lot of the time, especially the portion control and not being hungry! But I try my best and I am pretty happy with it so far.
Today I am posting a recipe from this week’s meal prepping session! I love salmon and it fits in really nicely with my healthier lifestyle. Salmon is a lean protein which is a good change from red meat. It also is full of the great Omega-3 fatty acids which are nature’s heart medicines. So my recipe for today is a Sesame Salmon that I made to go with my homemade Sesame Lo-Mien and Grilled zucchini and Carrots. Its yummy!
- 5 Salmon Filets (1 for each day of the week)
- toasted sesame seeds (I toast mine myself, explained in first step)
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 c soya sauce-low sodium
- 2 tbs sugar
- 2 tbs rice vinegar
- 3 tbs sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp hot chili oil
- 4 tbs canola oil
- 4 green onions
- First, if you have raw sesame seeds, you need to toast them. All you have to do it throw them in a pan on medium and stir them constantly until they begin to brown. If your sesame seeds are already toasted, skip this step!
- Pre-heat your oven to 400°F
- Arrange salmon on a baking sheet that is lined with tin-foil, making a bit of a tin-foil boat. This helps to keep the salmon in the sauce.
- Whisk all of the ingredients for the sauce together in a bowl until the oil and the soya sauce combines. Its pretty leaky but that’s ok.
- Using a spoon, spread a few table spoons of sauce on each of the salmon filets
- Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily.
- Half way through baking, put a few more table spoons of the sauce on each salmon filet
- Once the fish is done, plate on top of lo-mien or brown rice. Top with toasted sesame seeds.
- You can use any left over sauce to coat your lo-mien noodles or some brown rice.
My mouth was watering just typing this today. I have already had this for lunch 2 days in a row and I still cannot get enough of it! If you love fish and a you are a sweet and salty lover like me then try this recipe out! Its my new favourite and a great alternative to red meat.
Do you meal prep? Which meals do you prep and what are your favourites? Let me know 🙂