Good morning everyone!
Now that November is in full swing, the days are getting cooler and the sky is getting dark earlier. Of course this change in temperature and time happens every year at precisely the same hour, but it still seems to shock our system like we’ve never experienced it before! On top of it all, once 5 o’clock hits and the sky is pitch black, it might be a bit difficult and unmotivating to get in the kitchen and cook up some dinner; trust me, I feel ya!
Well, I’m here to hopefully save the day!
As we transition into the holiday season (ahhh exciting!), it’s important to stay on track with some healthy meals that are full of nutrients, warmth, and flavor. It’s also important to take the time to meal prep and plan, so when you feel stuck or have an urge to order in and cozy up on the couch, you can quickly remind yourself that everything you need to make a quick meal is right under your nose. Cozying up on the couch will be that much more satisfying!
This meal highlights salmon (which, I believe, will never go out of season…or style) with a side of pre-rinsed-and-chopped broccoli. Sunday meal prep…thank you! The broccoli was lightly coated with olive oil, salt and pepper, and roasted about halfway through the salmon’s cooking time; no need to turn down the heat. Two birds with one stone…am I right?!
I hope this meal can help you get back into the swing of things and kick start your late fall/early winter dinner routine.
Here’s to embracing this time of year!
Sweet & Spicy Salmon
1 piece of fresh salmon (around 1lb. for two people)
2 tbsp. sriracha
1 tbsp. honey
Salt to taste
**Pre-rinsed-and-chopped-broccoli (simply follow the instructions above and you’re good to go)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. On a cooking sheet, spray with cooking oil and place the salmon in the middle.
3. Sprinkle the salmon with salt to bring out the flavor of the salmon. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
4. In a small bowl, combine the sriracha sauce and honey.
5. Pour the mixture over the salmon so it’s evenly distributed.
6. Bake salmon in the oven for 20-25 minutes until cooked through (adding broccoli at about 13-15 minutes).
7. Serve with a side of roasted broccoli and a veggie-packed salad with balsamic vinaigrette.