Eating healthy can be sneaky. Restaurants offer tons of healthy options, but sometimes we overlook them and go for the green. Last week I was at an Italian restaurant and was unsure what to order. I didn't want to go overboard on the carbs and I wanted something light. I ordered a citrus salmon Caesar salad. The waiter came back with a medium sized salad drenched in dressing (after I asked for it on the side, but I never have the heart to say anything) greasy salmon, I didn't even know I salmon could get greasy! The cheese was piled high and there was more home made butter croutons than lettuce. I knew right away that this was very unhealthy, I looked on the restaurants website out curiosity and was shocked. That Caesar salad was 1100 calories! That's way too much for a salad. The spaghetti and meatballs, seafood ravioli, and chicken fingers were fewer calories. A lot of people who are dieting are fooled by the term "Salad". I decided to create a healthier version of the salad for dinner the other night and it tasted amazing without all the extra junk.
- 3.5Oz Salmon Fillet
- 1 Tsp Lemon Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Squeezed Orange
- 1 Tsp Lime Juice
- 1 Tbsp Chopped Green Onion
- 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Fat Free Croutons
- 3 Cups Romaine Lettuce
- 2 Tbsp Reduced Fat Parmesan
- 1 Tbsp Caesar dressing (On the side)
- Preheat over to 350.
- In a oven safe bowl, place salmon on top of layer of tin foil.
- Squeeze orange and life juice over fillet
- Sprinkle brown sugar and onion
- Flavor with lemon pepper
- Cook for 14-16 minutes
(Place on top of salad)
Calories: 233 Fat:8g, Protein: 19g, Carbs 26g, Fiber 7g
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