I find that a salad is a great lunch for me. It’s something that’s fresh, delicious and very easy to prepare. I change up my salads by adding different protein to them. Sometimes I’ll use pine nuts and a couple hard boiled eggs, other times I’ll use shredded chicken, or even make a taco salad with ground beef. Recently, however, I discovered tangerine dressing, and I fell in love. I brush it over the top of the salmon fillet before cooking it. It gives it this wonderful, light glaze that adds a wonderful citrus and honey flavor to the salmon. The tangerine dressing is perfect if you make it yourself, but if you’re in a pinch, look for Panera Bread’s Tangerine Honey Dressing. It’s nearly as tasty, and you don’t have to make it.
After a recent trip overseas, my husband brought me back an incredible seasoning mixture from a local market in Israel. The mixture contained pistachios, dried onion, and a mouthwatering spice blend. I used it one night, in an oven roasted salmon recipe, and the result was so incredible, I couldn’t wait to share it! Since most of us don’t have the option to fly to Israel to pick up a bag of this seasoning mixture, I did my best to replicate it. You will not be disappointed! It’s fantastic. And though it’s my favorite on salmon and other fish, you can find lots of fantastic uses for it. So, back to this Weight Watcher salmon recipe…it came out to just 5 Points + per serving, and was a huge hit. The Points Plus may vary between 5-6 Points depending which kind of salmon you use. I used Trader Joe’s Natural Wild Salmon Silver Coho Salmon, skinless and frozen. Enjoy!
I am always looking to get more fish into my diet, but quite honestly, I often don’t like the actual taste of fish. If you’ve been following my blog long enough, you may have heard me mention before that I almost always try to prepare the fish with some type of bold sauce or flavor paying so as to distract from the fishy taste of the fish. In this Roasted Salmon with Basil Mint Sauce Recipe, the decadent sauce does just that. It’s fresh, tangy, slightly creamy, and absolutely perfect on top of the salmon. I actually got this idea at a favorite local restaurant, and tried my best to create a similar, more healthy version. At just 7 Points +, this Weight Watchers Salmon recipe offers a great way to eat a healthy fish dish, with zero guilt. Pair with some roasted vegetables or low Points Plus soup for a complete meal. Enjoy!
When I’m craving a salad that’s not only delicious and bursting with flavors, but also hearty, very satisfying, and extremely nutritious, I turn to this Smoked Salmon and Lentil Salad. I usually always keep a few hardboiled eggs in the fridge, and with minimal prep, this salad can be put together quickly and easily. Loaded with protein, fiber and Omega-3’s, this salad is great for a heart healthy lunch idea! You can use leftover cooked salmon with this too, if you prefer, but I love to treat myself to some smoked salmon on occasion. And it works especially well with the tahini sauce in this dish. I also like to thin out the tahini sauce with some water and/or lemon juice, as the Trader Joe’s one I use is really thick. At just 7 Points + for the whole, huge salad, this Weight Watchers Recipe is sure to become a favorite of yours, too.
While it may officially be fall, we’ve been having a heat wave here in Southern California, so I’ve been doing my best to take advantage of last minute summer grilling! One of my easiest, healthiest, and most delicious Weight Watchers grilling recipes is this Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa. The creaminess of the avocado and the moist, buttery avocado are a perfect contrast to the tangy lime and spicy jalapeño. The flavors are bold and delicious, yet this healthy meal is only 8 Points + per serving. Pair it with steamed brown rice or quinoa and roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
I have recently created my new, most favorite Weight Watchers Salmon Recipe ever….this Almond Breaded Salmon is nothing short of mouth-watering perfection. The tender and moist salmon is topped with a lemony, buttery almond based breading that literally just melts in your mouth. For the breading, I used a combination of almond meal (which I found at Trader Joe’s) and panko breadcrumbs for an incredibly soft, nutty coating, that is loaded with fiber and heart healthy fats. If you can’t find almond meal, just place whole, raw almonds in a food processor, and process until they become breadcrumb-like in texture. Each of serving is just 7 Points +, so serve it with some roasted veggies and/or a light salad or a soup for a very satisfying meal. This Almond Breaded Salmon is a must make!
This Italian Marinated Salmon with Couscous Recipe is a perfect, easy and healthy weeknight dinner recipe. The salmon turns out so moist and flaky with the most delicious flavor. And when served over the whole wheat couscous, it makes for a very satisfying dish. If you are in a pinch, you can make this Weight Watchers salmon recipe even easier by just using a bottle of light Italian salad dressing instead of making the marinade from scratch. But since I like to avoid processed foods and preservatives when I can, I prefer to make the marinade myself. Each serving is just 8 Points +, and it pairs nicely with a light salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal. Enjoy!
Gorton’s has made my life easier (and tastier!) once again with their new Simply Bake line of frozen fish fillets. Each filet comes already prepped and perfectly seasoned, and wrapped inside it’s own foil oven bag. You just pop that baby into the oven, and voila, a delicious, healthy, low Points fish dinner in just minutes. This is the perfect Weight Watchers food for busy weeknights when you want to get something healthy and tasty on the table, but are seriously pressed for time. Gorton’s does all the work for you. They are currently available in 3 different varieties: Salmon, Tilapia, and Haddock in Garlic and Herb Butter. Each serving is just 3 Points + and less than 150 calories.
We all know the incredible health benefits of salmon, but if you aren’t a big fan of this Omega 3 packed fish, then getting those recommended servings can be tough. I, myself, do not enjoy the fishy taste of salmon and always strive to create salmon recipes that don’t taste too, well, salmon-y. That’s why I LOVE this simple, light Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe. It’s incredibly easy to prepare, is just 5 Points + per serving, and it tastes fantastic. The lemon and garlic help eliminate most of the fishy taste, yet aren’t overpowering. I paired this Weight Watchers salmon recipe with some roasted Broccolini and whole wheat Israeli couscous. Delicious, easy, and low in Weight Watchers Points. And if you need to make this for a larger crown, it’s really easy to double or triple the recipe.
This Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon Recipe is a perfect summer dinner idea! The maple glaze is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and it’s a great contrast to the flavor of the salmon. Topped with fresh pineapple and jalapeno, it gets a nice touch of heat and tartness. Served over the soft and mild polenta, you get a very satisfying meal. Pair it with a light salad or roasted vegetables for a complete dinner. It’s a very easy dish to prepare and it delivers a wonderfully fresh new way to get in those important salmon servings. I’m not really a fan of fish that tastes “fishy”, so this low calorie salmon recipe was perfect for me. I will absolutely be adding this to my rotation of Weight Watchers Salmon Recipes. Enjoy!
I love eating healthy fish recipes, and there’s question that salmon is a huge nutritional powerhouse, yet I’m not in love with the taste of salmon. So when I eat it, I need a fabulous sauce to balance the taste of the fish. This Broiled Salmon in Wine Dijon Sauce fits the bill perfectly. It has just the right amount of butter that adds the silky base to the sauce but yet is still low in Weight Watchers Points. The tang of the wine and Dijon work perfectly with the butter to create a most delicious sauce, which is truly an excellent complement to the fish. Make sure to serve the salmon over rice or with some roasted veggies to sop of all that delectable sauce! And at just 6 Points + per serving, this makes for a wonderful Weight Watchers salmon recipe that is incredibly quick and easy to prepare.
Here’s another easy and delicious way to enjoy some heart healthy salmon…with a fantastic Romesco sauce pour over it! Not only is this an incredibly flavorful salmon recipe that is just 7 Points + per serving, but it’s loaded with nutrients and vitamins too. I used zucchini in the recipe, but you can grill just about any other vegetable you want, if you prefer something different. I’ve made it with eggplants, asparagus and sauteed spinach, and it worked really with all of those. The Romesco sauce is really versatile and would also work well over chicken or eggs. And if you want to spend a few extra points, serve this salmon recipe over a grilled baguette slice…it’s soooooo good! This would make the perfect summer Weight Watchers recipe for that outdoor BBQ, and I definitely recommend giving it a try. it can also be done easily on a grill pan, if it’s too cold or rainy outside to barbeque. Enjoy!