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10 Quick And Healthy Salmon Recipes For Busy People

10 Quick And Healthy Salmon Recipes For Busy People

Salmon is a wonderful, delicious and nutritious source of protein. The benefits of salmon include maintaining a healthy heart, clear skin and memory boost. Salmon’s omega 3 fatty acid content help curb inflammation in your blood vessels, halting the build-up of plaque in blood vessels, and can assist in decreasing pain associated with arthritis.

So what are you waiting for? Get cooking with salmon. If you think salmon takes too long to prepare? Well do not think that anymore. Here is a collection of quick and healthy salmon recipes the whole family will enjoy!

1. Slow Baked Lemon and Thyme Salmon

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    This may have a title of “slow bake”, but this delicious meal is ready in 30 minutes. The minute I am in the door, I prepare the salmon and then pop it into the oven. I then get changed and prepare the salad while it cooks. No frying means I do not have to stay standing at the stove top watching. Perfect.

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    2. Asian Green Beans and Salmon Stir Fry

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      I love this recipe due to the fact that it has so many vegetables added to the dish. Be sure to make extra so you have some to take to work for lunch the next day. This meal tastes even better the following day. Try broccoli to give this meal a superfood kick for something different.

      3. Teriyaki salmon

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        One of my all time favourite salmon recipes. You can use honey instead of maple syrup if you wish. Instead of serving on a bed of pasta, try serving on a bed of zucchini spirals. There are many different ways to add variety to your meals.

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        4. Poached Salmon

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          Simmering the salmon allows for the spices and lemon to infuse the salmon and gives it a soft gentle texture. There is only one simple rule here, make sure you do not over cook the salmon. The benefits of poaching/simmering salmon is that the integrity of the fish is not lost if poached correctly leaving you with the most delicious piece of tender fish.

          5. Garlicky Broiled Salmon and Tomatoes

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            It is hard to believe that this dish is ready in 15 minutes. Try it out this evening and you will be amazed at how quick this delicious recipe is. Add a green salad to this recipe to add more colour and bulk to your meal.

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            6. Salmon with Vegetable Salsa Recipe

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              This recipe may be a little longer, but 30 minutes if well worth the wait! Make up extra salsa and enjoy the following day.

              7. Salmon Fillet with Lemon Caper Butter

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                Do not worry if you do not have any capers. This dish is just as delicious if you are short on them. Quick and easy, simplicity in action. I love the texture of the salmon using this recipe.

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                8. 20-minute Meal: Salmon Fried Rice

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                  This recipe is a great way to us up any leftovers. Keep this one in mind next time you have some rice left after a meal. Chopsticks are negotiable.

                  9. Thai Baked Salmon Recipe

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                    I love Thai food and this recipe ticks all the boxes for me except one tiny ingredient. Oil spray! Really. Just use the reliable olive oil for basting this wonderful dish instead of the suggested cooking spray.

                    10. One Sheet Pan Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli

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                      How easy is this salmon recipe? The whole meal cooked in one pan. Now that is my idea of a quick, and nutritious meal. Broccoli and salmon are two of the best superfood combinations.

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                      Last Updated on May 28, 2020

                      How to Overcome Boredom

                      How to Overcome Boredom

                      Have you ever been bored? Restless? Fidgety? In need of some inspiration?

                      I have a theory on boredom. I believe that the rate of boredom has increased alongside the pace of technology.

                      If you think about it, technology has provided us with mobile phones, laptops, Ipads, device after device – all to ultimately fix one problem: boredom.

                      What is Boredom?

                      We have become a global nation that feeds on entertainment. We associate ‘living’ with ‘doing’. People now do not know how to sit still, and we feel guilty when we are not doing anything. Today, inactivity has become the ultimate sin.

                      You might not realize it, but boredom stimulates a form of anxiety and stress. It evokes an emotional state that creates frustration and feeds procrastination.

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                      It’s a desire to be ‘doing something’ or to be ‘entertained’ – it’s a desire for sensory stimulation. What it boils down to is a lack of focus.

                      If you think about those times when you’re bored, it’s usually because you did not know what to do. So, indecision also plays a big part.

                      When we are focused on what’s important to us and what we want to achieve, it’s pretty hard to be bored. So, one answer to boredom is to become focused on what you want.

                      Sometimes It’s Good to Be Bored

                      If boredom is a desire for sensory stimulation – then what’s the opposite of that? To be content with no stimulation – in other words – to enjoy stillness.

                      Sometimes, it’s not boredom itself that causes the frustration but the resistance to doing nothing.

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                      Think about it. What would happen if you were to ‘let go’ of the desire to be entertained? You wouldn’t be bored anymore, and you will feel more relaxed!

                      In my experience, it’s often the most obvious, simplistic solutions that are the most powerful in life. So, when you’re bored, the easiest way to combat this is to enjoy it.

                      It may sound weird but think of ‘boredom’ as a form of ‘relaxation’. It’s a break from the constant stimulation that 21st-century living provides – constant TVs, mobile phones, radios, internet, emails, phone calls, etc.

                      Who knows, maybe ‘boredom’ is actually good for us?

                      Next time you’re ‘feeling bored’ instead of feeding the frustration by frantically looking for something to do, maybe you can sit back, relax, and savor the feeling of having nothing to do.

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                      In this article, I’ll share with you my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom.

                      3-Step Strategy to Overcome Boredom

                      1. Get Focused

                      Instead of chasing sensory stimulation at random, focus on what’s really important to you. Focusing on something important helps prevent boredom because it forces you to utilize your time productively.

                      You should ask yourself: what would make good use of your time? What could you be doing that would contribute to your major goals in life?

                      Here are a few ideas:

                      • Spend some time in quiet contemplation considering what’s important to you.
                      • Start that creative project you’ve been talking about for the last few weeks.
                      • Brainstorm: think of some ideas for new innovative products or businesses.

                      2. Kill Procrastination

                      Boredom is useful in some ways because it gives you the energy and time to do things. It is only a problem if you let it. But if you use it to motivate yourself to be productive, then you can more easily overcome boredom.

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                      So, the next time you’re bored, why not put this good energy to use by ticking off those things that you have been meaning to get done but have been too busy to finish? This also presents a great time for you to clear your to-do list.

                      Here are some ideas:

                      • Do some exercise.
                      • Read a book.
                      • Learn something new.
                      • Call a friend.
                      • Get creative (draw, paint, sculpt, create music, write).
                      • Do a spring cleaning.
                      • Wash the car.
                      • Renovate the house.
                      • Re-arrange the furniture.
                      • Write your shopping list.
                      • Water the plants.
                      • Walk the dog.
                      • Sort out your mail & email.
                      • De-clutter (clear out that wardrobe).

                      3. Enjoy Boredom

                      If none of the above solutions work, then you can try a different approach. Don’t give in to boredom and instead choose to enjoy it. This doesn’t mean allowing yourself to waste your time being bored. Instead, think of it as your time to relax and re-energize, which will help you be more productive the next time you work.

                      Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need to be constantly doing things to be productive. In fact, research has shown that people are more productive when they take periods of rest to recharge.[1] Taking breaks once in a while helps boost your performance and can help make you feel more motivated.

                      So, take some time to relax. You never know, you might even like it.

                      Final Thoughts

                      Learning how to overcome boredom may be difficult at the beginning, but it can be easier if you make use of some techniques. You can start with my 3-step strategy on how to overcome boredom and work your way from there. So, ready your mind and make use of these tips, and you will be overcoming boredom in no time.

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                      Featured photo credit: Johnny Cohen via unsplash.com

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