Really Healthy Dinner Recipe

August 29, 2009 | By | 53 Replies More
Really Healthy Dinner Recipe

Really Healthy Dinner Recipe

Yesterday I went out shopping and I splurged on this little salmon steak, because I love salmon and I cook it only once every few months or so (because it is so expensive over here). But when I have it, ooooh I love it!

So, here I was with my salmon steak, trying to come up with a really healthy dinner recipe that would tie in with my healthy diet weight loss.

Well, to be honest I was really proud of what I came up with! I think after eating this my body went into overdrive from having too much good stuff! 😉

This is what I used:

  • baby spinach leaves (watch out Popeye!)
  • avocado
  • grape tomatoes (I like grape tomatoes better than cherry tomatoes, but of course you can use any)
  • red onions
  • one cooked salmon steak (best would be to grill it, of course, but I can’t get past the buttery taste you get when frying it in butter and oil in the pan – don’t forget to soak up any excess with a paper towel after frying, though!)

So I just “draped” the spinach leaves around the bottom of the plate, then added the grape tomatoes (halved)  and avocado and placed the fried salmon on the top. Then I sprinkled the red onion and the dressing over it. Really simple!!

Here is my dressing – I love it, and it is very easy to make and you can make a big batch and then keep it in the fridge for a while. Now this is quite a “fatty” dressing which you should only use if you don’t eat any carbohydrates with your meal:

  • Half your favorite mayonnaise
  • half sour cream
  • crushed garlic
  • add some fresh herbs if you want to (I had mixed a salad sauce from a packet a few days earlier and had that left in the fridge, so I decided to use it up by mixing it with the dressing, that’s why it’s so green) – very often I just have the three ingredients mayonnaise, sour cream and garlic and that’s it, it tastes fantastic and you can use it for all sorts of things (Garlic Sauce for wraps for example).

The trick with this sauce is to not use too much as it is quite rich, but because it has quite an intense taste you can get away with using less.

There you have it, my really healthy dinner recipe. I mean, what could be healthier than spinach and salmon??? 🙂 Enjoy!

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  1. Sean says:

    I’m definetly going to try this out. My fiance makes a dish that’s similiar but has potatos.

    Gotta love the spinach and salmon!
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  2. Usman says:

    Just a quick question…it is no too dry is it?

    • Petra Weiss says:

      @Usman, I don’t think so! The dressing I maks sort of melts over the salmon, and the salad vegetables (tomatoes and avocados) make it more moist, too.

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  4. I can’t help but notice, even from the movies, that veggies are a HUGE part of every American/European family meal except for breakfast. This is the kind of meals I’d love to change to but Nigeria is so carb obsessed and veggies and fruit can be quite expensive over here. I do miss those carrot sticks diet, I and my girlfriends embark on while holidaying in London.
    P.S: Your photography skills ain’t bad @ all.

  5. Wow Petra that looks so tasty. That could be served up in a restaurant!

    Salmon here is a little expensive although I have a very lucky friend who lives in the highlands of bonnie Scotland and they can fish for free in a nearby valley that is jammed with the most beautiful salmon.

    Maybe I will ask him to bag me a few !
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    • Petra Weiss says:

      @Rich, because salmon is so expensive, I only use it occasionally. We can pay up to $45/kilo here! You really should let your friend catch you some…

  6. It’s quite surprising that your kids love spinach. I hated them as a kid. LOL

  7. @Petra: I’m drafting a reply on the carrot sticks diet. Might be a bit along and you’ll be most adviced to turn it into a post. Hopefully I’ll be sending it your way tomorrow. I’ve got to rush off to the hospital as I’m on call tonite.
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  8. First things first, do accept my apologies for the late reply, in btw work at the hospital and nursing symptoms of malaria that just won’t got away despite different medications, I lost track of time.

    Disclaimer: Consult your doctor before embarking on any weight loss program.

    The carrot stick diet is something I and my girlfriends embarked on while on vacation in London 2 years ago. We had eaten so much and added some unnecesary weight so we decided to do something about it.
    If memory serves me right, we decided to embark on the carrot stick diet after watching Tyra Banks say she quit the modelling industry cos she was sick of eating carrot sticks to keep the weight off.

    The diet involved counting enough calories to keep our energy levels up while keeping the fat at bay and losing some of the accumulated ones. Calories were divided into 3 – 6 daily meals with carrot sticks and tea for snacks in between each meal. Meals were made up of low GI carbs and loads of fibre rich veggies (chopped carrots included).

    Since we hated the gym (I still do) we opted to get some cheap diet pills from Hollands and Barrets (being low on funds spoilt the whole fun) and daily abdominal workouts. In the 1st and 2nd week, the pain caused by the aching ab muscles helped curb excessive eating cos any slight gastric distention provoked a mild muscular pain that meant, “Quit eating now! You’ve had enough.”

    The abdominal exercises also helped to curb constipation and bloatedness giving an elusion of a trim fit figure in no time.

    So there it is. What I refer to as the carrot stick diet. It ain’t fascinating but I was able to lose 11 pounds in 3 – 4 weeks and would have lost more if I had gotten off my a*s and hit the gym ;).

    NOTE: You could turn a bit orange if you snack on too much carrots. The pigments they contain can accumulate over time. In my case it wasn’t quite noticeable.
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  9. I love this because I love recipes that are simple – we don’t need to make it complicated!
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  10. Hi Petra,

    You’ll have to visit the great Pacific North West where I am) or Alaska to really get as much salmon as you like.

    Your recipe is great and I wouldn’t mind trying it. I’d just go easy on the mayonnaise.

    I’m sure you are aware how healthy the cold water fish like salmon are. The goodness of omega 3 etc.

    Sadly, farmed salmon is not nearly as good as the wild salmon. Even here in big stores they now sell usually the farmed salmon.

    But going to my friend store I can still get wild salmon. It is also available at fishermen wharf and some fish markets.

    Once you taste the wild salmon you will likely demand it and stay away from the farmed variety.

    I enjoyed reading your post.

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  11. Vegetables are great food for people who want to become slim..
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  12. Thin says:

    hey, thanks for posting this delicious recipe. it was easy to cook this dish and another plus because it is healthy 🙂
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  13. Simple yet mouth-watering recipe. Me too I really love salmon. Not only are they healthy with omega-3 fatty acids but tasty as well. I don’t eat it often too, mostly during festive seasons because it’s very expensive from where I come from but when I do, I enjoy it a lot. I like it grilled or pan fried with some butter, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper. Thanks for that nice recipe.

  14. I tried your recipe at my home.Its so tasty.Me and my partner really enjoyed it.Thanks for such a nice recipe.

  15. Hello Petra,

    I never try this one. But you knew what, spinach is my favorite. yummy..

    Thanks for posting here!

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  17. Vegetarian food for weight loss, looks tasty. I hope this Healthy Dinner Recipe will help me lose those pounds. Does Avocado help for weight loss?
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  18. We cannot get fresh salmon here in Malaysia, my country, though i would love to try this dish. Frozen salmon fish meat can be found in the hypermarkets though, so not sure if it taste good in this recipe. But vegetables,I love all of them, i eat them a lot, helps me to keep my weight down and also give me the natural vitamins and minerals I need.
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  19. AlexVlasov says:

    UUUUmmmmm…… A good steak. I want to try!

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  21. Thanks for this recipe. A friend emailed it to me last week and I made if for myself and my family yesterday. They loved it and I love the fact that they are eating healthy food!

  22. Delicious healthy dinner recipes for easy healthy meals. Lots of healthy menus for chicken, fish, veggie and more!

  23. The healthiest way to lose weight is neither crash diets nor bursts of exercise. The body likes slow changes in terms of food and exercise. Thanks for this recipes. I thought i can’t enjoy food anymore when I’m on diet.

  24. i’m really fussy on what i eat but this looks like a really great meal i’ll be trying this tonight

  25. Mario says:

    I care all the time about the food I eat and I plan my meals carefully and the meal you have told us about corresponds even to the toughest requirements of healthy eaters.
    I am determined to try it out soon.Thank you for the great recipe.

  26. Girlgames says:

    It sounds yummy and healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m hungry now 😛

  27. This is article is very informative, healthy good foods are very important to us. Thank you for the information and the recipe.
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  28. so many healthy recipes to choose from on the internet~’.

  29. Your recipe is very helpful to me, I’m food conscious. Thank you for sharing us.
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  30. when i cook at home, i always make sure that i only cook healthy recipes because i don’t want to get fat ‘~~

  31. looks really healthy i dont usually eat vegtables but im going to try this, thanks

  32. Yulia says:

    Thanks for recipe, I’ll try it today. Fish one of the most tasty and healthy product. And information about carrot diet was very interesting. Many thanks

  33. hgh therapy says:

    Yes,It is and i also love to eat salmon steak.

  34. Fantastic healthy recipe! The instant I read it I knew it was one that I wanted to share with friends and family so I forwarded your blog address to them with the recipe. A group of us are really working collecting healthy recipes, anti-inflammatory foods and preparing healthy meals for each other. Your salmon steak recipe is perfect and sure to be a big hit.

    One of the questions that I have heard quite a bit is how often and much we should we eat salmon. Since there’s bound to be an uptick in consumption of salmon after reading your post, readers can find answers to the question how much salmon to eat at ( ) as recommended by experts in the field.
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  36. Hi Petra,
    The trick with this sauce is to not use too much as it is quite rich, but because it has quite an intense taste you can get away with using less.

    Let me try it, thanks.
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  37. Frank says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Petra, it really seems like a very delicious and nutritious recipe which has pretty much all the good stuff like protein, carbs and healthy fats.
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  38. Based on the picture, that looks like a very yummy salmon steak. The dressing looks very simple but I bet it will go well with the Salmon. Now I’m craving for a salmon stake. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  39. salmon is my real weakness, it really gets my mouth watered. Really a great weight loss recipe.
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  40. Wow!!! that looks awesome! Guess what i’ll be cooking for dinner tonight…thanks for sharing!

  41. alanyork2005 says:

    thank you for sharing. Really thank you so much& Very informative post..!!

  42. I’m 15 and I want to eat more healthy. I’ve already cut out sugar/candy, soda, and fast food. I need some healthy dinner ideas that my mom can make me.

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