Today is Good Friday and while traditionally those who celebrate the day fast, a number of people chose to forgo meat and instead eat fish as a way to honor the holiday. And when it comes to fish, it doesn't get much healthier than salmon. From helping you to prevent injuries to reducing PMS symptoms, the healthy omega-3 fatty acids in salmon have been linked with helping to fight off symptoms of depression, dementia, cancer and arthritis.
Yep, it's kind of a miracle food. Which is why experts recommend that you should eat salmon much more than just during Lent and on Good Friday. In fact, health professionals recommend that you get two to three servings of salmon and low-mercury fish a week. To help you up that fishy intake, here are some of our favorite healthy salmon recipes!
Healthy Salmon Recipes for Good Friday 2013
1. Grilled Salmon with Soba Noodles and Edamame Salad. Impressive enough to wow company yet easy and quick enough to whip up after a day of work, this salad is filling and nutritious. Get the recipe.
2. Herb Baked Salmon. Sometimes the best recipes are the simple ones. With just five minutes of prep time, you can have this dish cooked and on the table in less than 30 minutes. Pair it with some roasted veggies and a side of brown rice for a full home-cooked meal! Get the recipe.
3. Grilled Salmon in Lemongrass Broth. If you're a soup fan or adore Asian cuisine, you have to try this healthy salmon recipe that is a delicious mix of noodles, ginger, lemongrass, mushrooms and — you guessed it — perfectly flaky salmon. Get the recipe.
4. Roast Salmon with Broccoli Rabe and Quinoa. Talk about a nutritional-powerhouse meal! This protein- and fiber-packed dish will fill you up. And it just takes 35 minutes to make! Get the recipe.
5. Spicy Wasabi Salmon Burger. Burgers more your speed? Try this kicked-up salmon burger that is a snap to make. We guarantee you won't miss the usual ground beef in this burger! Get the recipe.
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.