Salmon asparagus lime zoodles
Looking for easy ketogenic or really healthy low carb meals? This fast, salmon asparagus lime zoodles salad, is all about lean protein from the wild-caught salmon, and tasty greens, made zingy with a lime, dill and caper dressing.
If you like salmon, be sure to check out our salmon recipes page for more inspiration!
Quality fish is a great source of omega 3 fat which is vital for your brain health and function.
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
This is a fun meal to add to your week and will also add many health benefits to your body too. Starting with the omega 3 fat rich Safcol Salmon in Springwater. This quality fish is a great source of omega 3 fat which is vital for your brain health and function. Your brain is made up of around 60% fat!
DHA is one part of the omega 3 fat structure in salmon. DHA is the main type of fat needed in the retina of your eye, so omega 3 is an important part of maintaining healthy vision. Omega 3 fat may also help reduce insulin resistance which is important for normal blood sugar levels in your body. Also, this amazing fat has been shown to reduce the effects of ageing on your brain which can lead to mental decline and diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Extra virgin olive oil, like the omega 3 fat in the salmon, adds a healthy dose of fat which promotes healthy cholesterol due to its main type of fat called monounsaturated fat. This oil has unique properties as it has over 36 different antioxidants to help fight off free radicals which can cause damage and disease to your cells. This oil is also linked to promoting healthy blood pressure and help reduce inflammation.
All the vegetables in this meal will add important fibre for gut health and fullness. Also, potassium for healthy blood pressure. Asparagus adds folate which is important for your body to make and repair DNA. The asparagus and mixed green leaves will give your body vitamin A for sharp vision and an optimal functioning immune system. Also, vitamin K needed for your body to clot blood normally and plays a role in strong bones. The lime will help optimize your immune system as a source of vitamin C as will the garlic with its antioxidant allicin. The capers provide a good dose of antioxidants which will help your body fight off free radicals which can cause damage and disease to the cells in your body. This recipe is clearly a fun and health-promoting lunch to try soon!