Tip: I use hot pepper flakes and hot sauce a lot for extra flavor, and also because the capsaicin in hot peppers helps speed up the metabolism and suppresses appetite and cravings for sweets.
Lunch was a spinach and pear salad with salmon, and green tea. I know it's probably silly but I always feel that t if I eat tuna, salmon etc.straight from the can I'm going to be eating some live parasites. I know--that sounds really nasty. So I always cook mine first; I made salmon patties and I broke one up and used it in my salad. Also, doing it this way means I have cooked salmon patties on hand for another meal. Here are my own recipes for salmon patties and the spinach/pear/salmon salad:
1 14oz. can of salmon (remove bones)
1 small onion, chopped
1 egg white
Approx. 1 tsp. of Dijon mustard (or any mustard)
Dried dill weed
Old Bay Seasonning (or any seasoning of choice)
Hot pepper flakes
Mix first four ingredients together; add remaining seasonings. Form into four patties and cook on medium heat in hot skillet coated with non-stick cooking spray. Makes 4 servings.
Romaine lettuce (optional)
Salmon Pattie (or flaked fresh canned salmon)
Onion (fresh or flakes to taste)
Small fresh pear thinly sliced*
1 tablespoon low-fat feta cheese
Sprinkle of flax seed
2 tablespoons fat-free Italian dressing
*You can substitute the pear for another fruit such as an apple, or orange or grapefruit slices.
Dinner tonight is going to be broiled salmon with about two cups of steamed broccoli seasoned with a teaspoon of Smart Balance margarine, lemon pepper, garlic, onion powder and a little seasoned salt.
Just 5 more days to the addition of some healthy carbs...... ;-)