I would like to announce our FIRST guest post on Infinite Life Fitness!
Achieving your desired health and fitness goals is not an easy task. It takes discipline, dedication, and desire to want to make a healthier lifestyle for yourself and possible for those that are around you! You have to not only change your day to day routine, it is also about consuming the right balance meal for YOU. Here on Infinite Life Fitness, there are a variety of tips to help get you on track with your healthy lifestyle. And today someone else is going to motivate you to do the same!
Today’s guest is going to share an AMAZING and HEALTHY recipe that you can try to incorporate into one of your meal options!
So without further delay I would like to introduce my Fitness Junkies to Cindy!
My name is Cindy Jamieson and I am the author of the popular food blog, Hun…What’s for Dinner? I was very excited when Stephanie asked me to guest post on her blog. I started blogging when my son was about 2 yrs old. I wanted to share the great homemade and relatively healthy recipes, I was making at home, with my friends and family. I never thought that 5 yrs later I would still be loving what I do and have so many people interested in the meals I prepare at home.
This year I set a goal for myself. I’ve decided to put myself first, and start eating healthier and being more active. In Fall of 2010, I had abdominal surgery, to help with my Crohn’s Disease, which in the long run helped me feel better. That also meant I could enjoy food again, which resulted in an unwanted increase in my weight. Now, with the help of my friends and my husband, I am on the road to a healthier me.
Part of my goal was to include many healthy foods, that we didn’t eat frequently. Fresh salmon was one of them. Growing up, we only ate canned salmon, so years ago when I tried fresh salmon, I did not like it at all. I thought it tasted too fishy; I’ve always been more partial to the mild tasting fish. Then one day my girlfriend Lyndsay (The Kitchen Witch), posted a video about some amazing looking Sweet Baked Salmon.She had found the base recipe on Allrecipes, but had added more of and Asian flare to it, with the addition of wasabi and the use fresh garlic. It had all the flavours I loved, so I decided to give it a try. Let me tell you, the whole family flipped over this fish! Hubby and my nephew were so disappointed that I hadn’t purchased more salmon, LOL. Even my 6 yr old son raved about this recipe. The salmon is not over powering, which is what I liked best. It is sweet and savory, with a tiny bite, from the wasabi. Not overly spicy, which is always good with my 2 little ones around. Not only does the fish taste fabulous, it looks beautiful with the glaze poured over top. I like to garnish the fillets with seasame seeds and scallion, to add that pop of wow. This meal is quick enough to whip up on those busy week nights and impressive enough to entertain with. Placed on top of some fluffy brown rice, this is truly a show stopper!
Sweet Salmon Bake
1/4 cup organic maple syrup
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp Wasabi paste
1 large salmon filet
2 Tbs toasted seasame seeds, for garnish
1 scallion, cut into thin 1 inch ribbons
1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, and Wasabi paste.
2. Place salmon in a resealable plastic bag and marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes to an hour.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
4. Wrap fish and marinade in foil and bake 15- 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.
5. Pour leftover marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced by half (the mixture should be nice, thick and syrupy).Serve drizzled with the additional marinade and sprinkle with toasted seasame seeds and scallions.
Thanks again for this opportunity to share one of my favourite recipes with you!!!
Well hope you guys enjoyed what Cindy had to say in her post! Please make sure to stop by her site and check out some other meal options that she tries out. Remember! If you do find a recipe but it is not quite as healthy as it should be there are always things you can substitute in the ingredients to help make your recipe a better healthier option. Look at THIS post for some great ingredient substitutes.
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