A nice weeknight meal. Easy and quick to prepare as well. One cup of chopped tomatoes is too much and you can add other ingredients to the salad. The potato is simple and tasty.
Skillet Salmon & Parmesan Potatoes
Salmon, like tuna, is packed with metabolism-boosting omega-3 fatty acids. This dish also features CLA in the cheese, Resistant Starch from the potatoes, and fiber from the greens.
Resistant Starch: 2.1g
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Total: 20 Minutes
- Calories: 410
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated fat: 3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
- Protein: 30g
- Carbohydrate: 49g
- Fiber: 7g
- Cholesterol: 50mg
- Sodium: 660mg
- 1 (6-ounce) salmon fillet (about 1-inch thick)
- Cooking spray
- 2 medium potatoes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups mixed salad greens
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons low-fat balsamic vinaigrette
- 1 lemon
- 1. Heat a nonstick skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat fish with cooking spray. Add fish to pan, and cook 6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
- 2. While fish cooks, pierce potatoes with a fork; arrange in a circle on paper towels in a microwave oven. Microwave at HIGH 810 minutes, turning potatoes after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.
- 3. Cut the cooked potatoes in half, and sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
- 4. Combine greens, tomatoes, and vinaigrette in a bowl; toss gently.
- 5. Cut lemon in half, and squeeze lemon juice over fish. Serve salmon with potatoes and salad.
- Carb Star: Potatoes
- 1 to 3.7 grams of Resistant Starch
- In addition to fiber and Resistant Starch, potatoes are a natural source of a proteinase inhibitor, a natural chemical that boosts satiety hormones and curbs appetite. Potatoes are also incredibly filling andat 300 calories for a large, baked spudgreat for weight loss.
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