If you're welcoming guests on Easter weekend this recipe would be a great addition for a sit down dinner or as a dish on your holiday buffet table. I love recipes like this that taste amazing and look elegant but are super easy to prepare. It's also a protein packed and healthy meal so perfect for those who want to celebrate but still work on their weight loss goals.
Shelly's Salmon with Honey Dijon Gremolata Topping
1/4 cup Blue Diamond Honey Dijon Almonds
1 clove Garlic
zest of 1/2 a Lemon
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
4 (5 oz.) Salmon Fillets
Whiz almonds till fine in a mini food processor. Add remaining ingredients. Pulse again until all is finely chopped.
Spread mixture evening on top of salmon fillets. Recipe makes enough topping for 4 (5 oz. fillets)
Bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes depending on thickness.
I served the salmon with steamed asparagus. It would be great with green beans or sauteed spinach too. Leftovers are delicious cold on top of spring salad greens or baby spinach.
5 Tips for Staying Healthy at the Holidays
1. If possible bring a healthy dish to Easter gatherings you are attending, that way you are assured of something yummy you can eat. Make sure you grab your portion. You'd be surprised how quickly healthy dishes get gobbled up. I've gone back to the buffet only to find my healthy dish gone and other heavier dishes with barely a dent.
2. Learn to say "No Thank You" when offered unhealthy items. "Oh Aunt Suzie thank you those look soooo good but I'm saving room for some of that *insert food you can eat* (Ideas: delicious turkey, cheese, veggie...)" and don't feel guilty about saying No. It's not your job to make everyone happy and certainly not at your health's expense.
3. A protein packed snack like a few almonds or a cheese stick can help stave off hunger pains till your next meal and prevent you from eating too many of your kiddos Easter Basket treats. I love Blue Diamond's Honey Cinnamon Almonds and a little hunk of Asiago Cheese for nice sweet and salty combo.
4. Once you've served yourself from the Easter buffet offerings, move away from the table and find someone to talk with. Focus on spending time with the special people in your life. Turn off the cell phone. Be present.
5. Encourage some movement by taking the kids on a neighborhood walk or playing a round of Egg & Spoon.
You need: Plastic Easter Eggs (or hard cooked) and Wooden Spoons
Rules: Simply balance your egg on the spoon and race to a finish line without dropping it. You can add tasks for older kids (balance on one foot and balance your egg, switch hands, relay race with it.) They sell super cute Egg & Spoon Sets or you can get everything you need at the dollar store. To be fair everyone's spoon should be the same size.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. All of the opinions are mine. For the purposes of this post and recipe development Blue Diamond Almonds provided me with products used. Thanks for the yummy nuts. Want to learn more about all of Blue Diamond Almonds great products LIKE their Facebook page and tell them The World According to Eggface told you to stop by.
Hope you give the recipe a try and you and your holiday guests enjoy it.