Simple teriyaki salmon bowl served with garlic sautéed asparagus. Makes a quick and healthy dinner for any day of the week!
One thing I’ve tried to do since my children were very little is introduce them to new foods and flavors. When I was younger, I wasn’t the most adventurous eater. I didn’t like to try new things and I certainly didn’t like to eat vegetables. Thankfully, that changed as I got older and especially after having children. I mean, how was I supposed to get my children to eat their broccoli when I didn’t want to eat it myself?
I remedied the vegetable issue by making them as tasty as possible. I don’t know about you, but I truly dislike soggy, steamed vegetables, so I don’t use those frozen “steam-in-the-bag” veggies for their intended purpose. First of all, I have issues with heating anything in a plastic bag, but regardless, the finished product is usually a sad excuse for a vegetable, in my opinion.
My favorite way to cook many of our veggies, even the frozen bagged ones, is to sauté them in some ghee/butter/coconut oil and minced garlic with a generous pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. It’s simple, delicious, and I dare say would win any taste-test competition against their soggy steamed counterpart any day. Totally worth the extra dirty pan. Trust me!
When it comes to choosing a quick protein to make for dinner throughout the week, salmon is usually a great option. It takes only minutes to bake in the oven, it’s healthy, and my family loves it! Winner winner
chicken salmon dinner!
Our favorite way to eat any meat, but especially salmon, is glazed with a teriyaki sauce. This sauce is super simple to throw together and makes a delicious sauce for any protein, including chicken!
This dish is easily customizable too. Feel free to use another fish or chicken in place of the salmon (will need to adjust the baking time.) Substitute another vegetable, like zucchini or green beans, for the asparagus. You can also use quinoa or noodles instead of rice or omit altogether for a grain-free/paleo friendly dish. With a little imagination, the possibilities are endless! Enjoy, friends! 🙂
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