If you’re searching for tasty and simple adrenal fatigue recipes, look no further. This recipe for baked salmon and spinach is not only delicious but also incredibly easy to prepare!
Adrenal Fatigue Recipes: A Healthy Option
I’ve previously discussed the challenges of adrenal fatigue on this blog, and today I’m excited to share one of my all-time favorite recipes for combating it. This baked salmon and garlic spinach dish is not only satisfying, but it also falls into the paleo category, making it perfect for those following that food blueprint.
Feeling overwhelmed by the task of finding recipes that are both scrumptious and good for you? Trust me, you’re not alone. That’s why I’m delighted to have a few go-to recipes like this one. Those days when I don’t feel like meal planning, I can always count on this salmon and spinach dish.
Making the Perfect Salmon Spinach Recipe
The secret to this recipe lies in the clever use of spices that enhance the natural flavors of the ingredients. That’s how you know a recipe is a success – when you can effortlessly combine basic ingredients and still savor every bite.
If you’re on the lookout for healthy paleo or adrenal fatigue recipes, this one certainly fits the bill.
Baked Salmon and Spinach Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Serves 2
- 2 salmon fillets (5 to 6 ounces each)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 6 cups of fresh spinach or 1 lb of frozen spinach
- 3 to 4 large cloves of garlic
- 1/4 tsp + 1/4 tsp of turmeric, divided
- 1/4 tsp of garlic powder
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- 2 tsp + 1 tsp of melted coconut oil, divided
- 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Line a baking dish with foil or parchment paper, or lightly grease it with coconut oil, and set aside.
Start by marinating the salmon fillets with salt, freshly cracked pepper, lemon juice, 1 tsp of melted coconut oil, turmeric, and garlic powder. For an extra punch of flavor, arrange a few slices of garlic on top of the salmon fillets (optional). Allow the fillets to marinate while the oven preheats.
Once the oven is preheated, place the marinated salmon fillets on your prepared baking dish. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the salmon begins to flake.
While the salmon is baking, heat coconut oil in a pan and sauté the garlic for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the spinach and cook until wilted.
If you’re using frozen spinach, there will likely be some excess liquid. Cook until the water evaporates or pour it off. Season with freshly cracked black pepper and salt to taste.
Plate your salmon spinach recipe and serve.
For an extra touch of flavor, feel free to sprinkle a little salt or fish seasoning, such as Johnny’s Seasoning Salt, on top. Personally, I adore Johnny’s Seasoning Salt – my grandma introduced me to it when I was young, and I’ve been hooked on sprinkling it on salmon ever since.
And there you have it – a delightful baked salmon and spinach recipe that not only caters to paleo and Whole30 diets but is also WW Freestyle friendly!
If you use fresh skinless salmon, this dish is a mere 3 points per serving when prepared with coconut oil. If you opt to cook it without the coconut oil, the entire dish becomes zero points per serving. Alternatively, you can use olive oil for a total of 2 points per serving. The choice is yours!
If you decide to give this recipe a try, please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts! And while you’re here, be sure to check out these other fantastic posts:
- Tasty Paleo Chicken Tenders
- Shrimp and Veggie Stir Fry
- Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
- Sautéed Kale with Chickpeas