I love a tasty, carb free supper in the week. If (like me) you’re feeling the summer bloat it’s the perfect time of year to kick start healthy eating – think ahead in time for Christmas.
Healthy carb free food can sometimes taste bland and boring – believe me I know! I’m also trying to minimize the amount of dairy I’m having at the moment too – I’m finding it can be quite clogging to my skin. I’m not saying I’m going West on my eating and becoming someone who only drinks spelt vaporized aqua (I’d probably buy it if it were a trend though), but try limiting the amount of toxins you’re putting into your body before we hit Christmas.
I love eating salmon as it’s rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. These good fats actually nourish our skin by reducing our products of inflammatory substances, as well as decreasing clogged pores.
- X2 Smoked Salmon Fillet – for me the best is Sainsbury’s Lightly Smoked Taste The Difference 240g.
- Handful fresh spinach per person
- Tenderstem Broccoli 3 – 4 stems per person
- Fresh large basil leaves
- 1 Lemon
- Agave Nectar
Preheat oven to 200°C
In a pirex dish, place fillets skin down and drizzle Agave Nectar over the top. Add salt and pepper for flavor if you wish. I personally only think a smoked fillet needs pepper. Cover dish with foil.
Add the fillets to the oven for 12-15 minutes.
As the salmon is in the oven, tear sheets of kitchen roll, boil a full kettle and place the spinach in a colander in the sink.
Bring a pan of water to the boil and simmer. Add broccoli and leave to cook for no more than 5 minutes.
As the broccoli cooks, just before you drain it pour the boiling water over the spinach – the water and steam with reduce the spinach and save you from frying it or steaming it, this method helps you keep more nutrients from the greens too.
Cover the spinach in the kitchen roll (warning it will be hot) and squeeze the excess water from it and place on your plate.
Drain the broccoli and remove your salmon from the oven and serve.
Add lemon and fresh basil to taste.
DONE. Healthy mid week skin food.