Spicy salmon and wilted spinach with garlic cauliflower rice
Updated: Jun 16
Here's a quick and easy, high protein, high fibre, highly nutritious and totally delicious meal that is ready in minutes. The picture could have been a little better but I was hungry and it smelled amazing - I couldn't wait any longer.
This recipe is really well suited to anyone on a high protein, ketogenic or high fat low carb diet. It's also paleo, pescatarian and super healthy.
Just a quick note: If you're going to follow a HFLC, keto or high protein diet, remember you need your alkalising veggies to protect your kidneys and fibre to feed the good bugs in your gut, reduce cholesterol and protect your bowel.
You also need to regularly consume vegetables that support detoxification and which balance hormones, like the garlic, spices and cauliflower in this dish.
Lastly you need lots of good fats. Good fats reduce inflammation, protect your cells and tissues from damage, early death or aging and balance blood sugars for several hours too.
This meal has:
50g baby spinach
1/4 of a head of cauliflower
Garlic, cumin seeds, chili flakes, black pepper and ground coriander seeds
1 tsp of coconut or olive oil
Poach your salmon in hot water for 5-7 minutes or until cooked through.
Add cauliflower, spinach, garlic, salmon and oil to the pan, stir fry for a couple of minutes, allow the spinach to wilt and the cauliflower and salmon to crisp.
Add the spices at the last minute, sprinkle extra cumin seeds and chili flakes before serving.
That's it, you're done. Now you simply get to relax and enjoy your meal. Super healthy, ready in minutes, totally delicious and weight loss friendly too.
The high fibre, protein and fat content of this meal is sure to keep you full for hours.
The nutrient rich, low carbohydrate vegetables will provide a great energy boost and will balance hormones and detox your liver.
The spices assist with detoxing heavy metals, reducing inflammation and improving metabolic rate (not to mention tasting amazing).
I doubled the recipe so that I'll have leftovers for breakfast tomorrow. It'd also make a great lunch or dinner.
These quick and easy meals are really all it takes to stay on track during busy times.
Hopefully this is one more recipe to make your life easier.
Until next time, stay deliciously healthy.