Microwave Gourmet – Salmon and Avocado Toss

– Toni Sicola, executive editor and wellness expert

Today’s recipe post is a great example of how to use the 5 Easy Steps to Microwave Gourmet. It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s versatile. It works with smoked or canned salmon* (I do have to admit, I haven’t found a BPA-free canned salmon yet. Still looking though.)

*It’s important that you choose WILD salmon, not farmed. Wild salmon eat a healthy diet of plankton, small fish, and insects, creating healthy fish rich in the Omega 3s we hear so much about with regard to salmon. Farm-raised fish do not eat the diet they were designed to eat, and therefor don’t contain those awesome Omega 3 fats. Rather, they are fed corn and soy (almost certainly GMO) which are rich in inflammatory Omega 6 fats, creating the opposite of what we’re going for if we’re eating salmon for cardiovascular health or any other health reasons. Farm-raised salmon in the US has also been shown to contain a high rate of PCBs, toxic chemicals to humans and the environment.

Salmon and Avocado Toss

I love this recipe, because it reminds me of a simple salmon avocado sushi roll, but also has the buttery taste of the ghee. It’s also chalk-full of healthy fats (ghee, avocado, salmon, almonds), a good punch of protein (about 23 grams for 1/2 a can of salmon), and a hefty dose of filling fiber and micronutrients from the greens.

  • kale, spinach, or chard (or a combo!), torn and deveined


    The greens shrink down, so be sure to stack them high in the bowl

  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • ghee
  • pinch of salt
  • almonds
  • 1/2 can wild caught salmon or 4 strips smoked, chopped

Follow the 5 Easy Steps — after nuking, add in the ghee and salt and mix those in before adding in the salmon, almonds, and avocado.

Enjoy it while it’s hot!

MG3This Friday, we’ll talk about stocking your break room cubby hole (or your extra desk drawer) so that you’re always prepared to have a healthy lunch in a pinch.

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