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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 January 11, 2021

                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                      Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                      Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                      1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                      Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                      2. Stress Relief

                      Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                      3. Improved Sleep

                      Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                      4. Appetite Control

                      Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                      5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                      When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                      6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                      Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                      7. Mosquito Repellant

                      Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                      8. Pain Relief

                      While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                      9. The New Anti-Viral

                      Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                      10. Improved Cognitive Function

                      Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                      11. Money Saving

                      With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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