Salmon is the ideal slimming super food and is a great basis for any meal for healthy slimmers.
Tasty, easy to cook salmon is packed with protein, which helps to keep you full for longer, contains vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and typically provides around 220 calories and 13grams of fat per (100g) portion. However, these fats include a rich source of essential omega-3s, described as such because they are beneficial for health and essential in the diet.
For sensible steady weight loss nutritionists recommend that people consume about 1600 calories and 50 grams of fat a day, so eating one salmon fillet will still leave a significant amount of calorie and fat allowance for the rest of the day.
Easy and fast to cook, it’s a tasty meal that the whole family can enjoy, even if they don’t have to watch their weight!
Ingredients serve 4 people
4 x 175g Salmon fillet
400g French beans or shredded leek
150g raw beetroot, peeled and diced
250g cous cous
400ml vegetable stock
Juice of a lime
1 walnut sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely diced
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh coriander
Juice of a lime
1 clove garlic
Pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Bring stock to the boil in a pan. Cook beetroot in the stock then stir in cous cous over a low heat. Once the liquid has been absorbed, break cous cous up with a fork. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, lime juice, ginger and garlic. Mix well and keep warm.
2. Poach salmon in simmering water for about 8 minutes. Remove from the pan and peel off skin. Keep warm.
3. Meanwhile, cook beans in boiling water or steam them.
4. To make the dressing, blend together all the ingredients.
5. Divide the beans between 4 serving plates and top with salmon. Spoon a pile of cous cous onto each plate. Place the dressing around the salmon and serve.