Looking for low carb dinner ideas that work with our easy weight loss programs? This recipe for Lemon Garlic Salmon is packed with flavor and nutrients—making it the perfect dish for those trying to lose weight or maintain their results.
Salmon is considered a superfood because of its nutrient-density. It’s an ideal source of high-quality, lean protein, which is a necessary meal component for those on diets and easy weight loss programs. Lean protein keeps us fuller longer and helps us increase our muscle mass. Salmon also gets a lot of attention for its high content of the most beneficial omega-3 fats you can consume, eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA), both of which contribute to healthy brain function and cardiovascular health. Much research also indicates that EPA and DHA can help prevent other chronic illnesses and diseases, including asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s Disease and various forms of cancer. In addition, salmon is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, potassium and selenium.
Try this recipe and let us know what you think, and feel free to send us any of your own low carb dinner ideas!
2 lbs Wild Alaskan salmon fillets
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 slices of lemon
3⁄4 cup scallions, chopped
6 sprigs fresh dill weed
1 tsp lemon pepper
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray two pieces of aluminum foil, sized to fit one salmon fillet each, with either extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil cooking spray. Place the filets on the foil. Season with the minced garlic, dill, lemon pepper, sea salt and pepper.
Place each salmon fillet on top of one piece of foil. Season the salmon with salt, pepper, garlic and chopped dill. Place lemon slices on top of each fillet and then sprinkle with the chopped scallions. Wrap the foil around each filet so that it’s covered and sealed and then put in a large baking dish. Cook for 22 to 25 minutes.