Little Light Lunch: Saffron Salmon

This meal is not for the tedious! It is quick, easy, healthy and filling! Check marking all of the boxes with the easy salmon recipe.

My husband and I were having dinner with friends the other night and they spoke of this delicious saffron infused salmon the eat regularly. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and had to recreate it on my own. It takes a mere 5 to 7 minutes to prepare the entire meal. Ghee acts a the perfect crisping agent for the fish while sea salt and saffron infuse the fish with subtle yet delicious flavor. I hope you enjoy!

 

Saffron Salmon

1 6-8oz Salmon Filet (Skin on, crisp skin is always a GOOD thing! :))

Sea Salt

1tsp Saffron

1 Tbs Ghee (grass fed pure butter)

 

*You simply heat a skillet on medium high and melt the ghee. While the pan is heating season both sides of the fish with a generous coating of coarse sea salt and the saffron. Place the fish skin side down for about 3-4 mins or until skin is crisp and golden. Flip and finish cooking until your preferred doneness. I like my salmon well done but moist, so 2 mins did the trick for me.

I like to serve the salmon over some lemon slices for freshness, next to a bed of mixed greens and tomatoes! I lightly season them with salt, pepper and Little Lights Of Mine Olive Oil. So fresh!

 

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Greek Yogurt Snack

This snack is beyond perfect! It’s filling yet light and satisfies any sweet tooth. This dish is pack full of omega-3 fatty acids and FIBER! Yippie. 🙂

I love the mixture of nuts and berries I sprinkle over the top. Its a mixture of sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds as well as goji berries. The brand I purchase is called Linwoods and it can be found at whole foods.

If you’re looking for a healthy dessert alternative than this is your go to as well! You can simply add some cacao nibs or dark chocolate as a treat. Swap out the dates for dried cherries and you have a delicious chocolate cherry greek yogurt dessert.

Let me know what you think!

Greek Yogurt Snack 

1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt

1 Tbs Linwoods ground flax mix

1 Tsp Honey

2 Dates Chopped

A handful of chopped walnuts

*Simply layer all of the ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!

 

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Warm Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

This recipe is sweet, delicious and fresh! I love it because it tastes just like apple pie but is completely appropriate for breakfast.

You can make the apple compote ahead of time and store in the refrigerator so all you have to do throughout the week is warm it up.

I use quick oats but you can use steel-cut or regular oats is you prefer. I hope you enjoy it!

 

Oatmeal: 

2 Cups Oats

3 1/2 Cups Whole Milk or Almond Milk

*Bring the milk to a boil add in oats and simmer on low constantly stirring until the oats are cooked and become thick. This takes about 7-10 minutes.

Apple Compote

4 Apples cored and diced

2Tbs Unsalted Butter

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

Zest of 1 Lemon

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

* Melt butter in a skillet on med high. Add in apples and spices and saute for two minutes. Next, add in the maple syrup, lemon juice and zest. Stir together and simmer on low for 5 minutes until the apples soften.

** I like to serve the oatmeal by placing a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk at the bottom of the bowl and adding a heaping scoop of the oatmeal topped off with the apple compote! DELICIOUS

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