Fuel up Friday - Salmon Salad Lettuce Boats
Updated: Mar 31, 2021
I realize that many people aren't fans of fish, never mind canned fish, however the health benefits of omega-3's are too numerous to overlook (they play critical roles in cognitive development and learning, visual development, immune strength, fighting inflammation, pregnancy, brain health, preventing Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, cancer, mental illness and so much more) and therefore I encourage everyone to keep experimenting and finding ways to eat wild-caught (not farmed) salmon at least once, or better yet, twice a week. Canned salmon is a convenient and economical option which is why it' the star of this week's edition of Fuel up Friday.
1 can wild caught salmon
1/4 cup walnuts
2 stalks celery
1/2 small red onion
fresh ground pepper to taste
Finely dice vegetables and nuts (a mini food processor makes this quick and easy), then mix everything together. Serve salmon salad alongside some gluten-free seed crackers, open-face on a slice of whole grain sprouted bread, or like I did in romaine lettuce leaves. This makes enough for 2-3 lunches. Note that because of the avocado, it may turn slightly brown after a day or two, but it's still perfectly good to eat!
How often are you eating omega-3 fats?