Mondays remind you: the party’s over!
My suppertime go-to for licking weekend wounds and hitting the restart button on clean eating: roasted salmon.
This three-ingredient dish was born on what I now call Salmon Monday after discovering the health benefits of another superfood: raw, shelled hemp seeds.
Stay with me!
Bags of hemp “hearts,” which are the shelled seeds of the cannabis sativa plant, are easily found in grocery stores.
Like salmon, hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and a great source of protein. Together, they are a power couple in both their nourishing qualities and as a flavor pairing. Hemp seeds lend a mild but nutty flavor to bites of buttery salmon that just melts in your mouth.
Sorry, there’s no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in hemp seeds, but there’s a “high” that comes from cooking such a nutrient-dense, home-cooked meal—and in less than 30 minutes flat.
Given the excessive booze, party food and hangover fries that the body likely turned to sugar, there will always be this dish to offer rescue and recovery!
Cruciferous veggies are all the buzz for detoxification, so it’s Monday night perfection served with cauliflower mash.
It’s 4:20 on Monday and I Have No Idea What to Cook Tonight Recovery Meal
Hemp Seed Crusted Salmon
Both dishes were created in my own kitchen with a desire for an amazing but clean sit-down supper. Wine pairing optional…
Now get some rest!
- Why salmon?
Salmon famously is a source of the good fats, but it’s also rich in other nutrients, particularly important to women’s health. One of the eight B vitamins is present in salmon (B6), which helps regulate hormones, reduce stress and helps you sleep. Wow.
It’s also high in Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” in which most women are deficient. We likely all need more Vitamin D to help absorb calcium for healthy bones.
Buttery and delicious, salmon also tops my list of skin-loving foods that literally feed your face with nutrients.