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Salmon and Spinach is the Perfect Healthy Recipe

If you’re looking for delicious and easy adrenal fatigue recipes, this baked salmon and spinach is perfect – and so simple to make!

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Easy baked salmon and spinach recipe

Adrenal Fatigue Recipes

I’ve talked a bit about having adrenal fatigue here on the blog; today I’m excited to share one of my favorite adrenal fatigue recipes!

This baked salmon and garlic spinach recipe also falls into the paleo category if you are following that food blueprint as well.

It’s perfect if you are exhausted thinking of delicious recipes that are also good for you – which I often am.

I feel like I need a few fallback recipes for those days I don’t feel like meal planning, and this salmon and spinach falls into that category!

Making Salmon Spinach

The spices you’ll use are what bring out the natural flavors of your raw materials. That’s how I know a recipe is a success . . . when I can throw together basics and I thoroughly enjoy the result.

If you’re looking for healthy paleo or adrenal fatigue recipes – this one qualifies.

If you're looking for delicious and easy adrenal fatigue recipes, this baked salmon with garlic spinach is perfect - and so simple to make!

Baked Salmon and Spinach Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon filets (5 to 6 ounces each)
  • Salt and freshly cracked 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
  • Couple of squeezes of lemon juice
  • 2 tsp + 1 tsp of melted coconut oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley

Directions

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking dish with foil or parchment paper or lightly grease with coconut oil and keep aside.

Marinade the salmon with salt and freshly cracked pepper, lemon juice, 1 tsp of melted coconut oil, turmeric, and garlic powder. Arrange a few slices of garlic on the salmon filets (optional). Let it sit while the oven preheats.

Once the oven preheats, bake the salmon for about 15 minutes or until it starts flaking.

While the salmon is baking, heat the coconut oil in a pan and fry the garlic for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the spinach and cook until the spinach wilts.

If you are using frozen spinach, there will be extra liquid. Cook till the water evaporates or pour off. Season with freshly cracked black pepper and salt.

Plate and serve your salmon spinach recipe.

If you're looking for delicious and easy adrenal fatigue recipes, this baked salmon with garlic spinach is perfect - and so simple to make!

Serve the baked salmon on a bed of cooked garlicky spinach.

If you're looking for delicious and easy adrenal fatigue recipes, this baked salmon with garlic spinach is perfect - and so simple to make!

Feel free to sprinkle a little salt or fish seasoning (like Johnny’s Seasoning Salt) on top. I love my Johnny’s – my grandma got me hooked when I was young and I’ve used a sprinkle on salmon ever since.

Baked salmon and spinach in a while bowl with lemon

One more thing . . .

Not only is this baked salmon spinach paleo and Whole 30 friendly, but it’s Weight Watchers Freestyle friendly too!

If you use fresh salmon that is skinless, you’ll have a meal that is only 3 points per serving IF you use the coconut oil.

If you choose to forgo the coconut oil, the entire dish is ZERO points per serving. I’ll give you even one more choice – use olive oil for a total of 2 points per serving. It’s really up to you.

Yield: 2 servings

Salmon and Spinach

If you're looking for delicious and easy adrenal fatigue recipes, this baked salmon with garlic spinach is perfect - and so simple to make!

If you're looking for delicious and easy adrenal fatigue recipes, this baked salmon with garlic spinach is perfect - and so simple to make!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Salmon filets, 2 separate pieces
  • 6 cups fresh spinach, or 1 lb frozen
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric, divided
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 3 tsp coconut oil, melted, divided
  • 1 T parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking dish with foil or parchment paper or lightly grease with coconut oil and keep aside.
  2. Marinade the salmon with salt and freshly cracked pepper, lemon juice, 1 tsp of melted coconut oil, turmeric, and garlic powder. Arrange a few slices of garlic on the salmon filets (optional). Let it sit while the oven preheats.
  3. Once the oven preheats, bake the salmon in the oven for about 15 minutes or until it starts flaking.
  4. While the salmon is baking, heat the coconut oil in a pan and fry the garlic for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. 
  5. Add the spinach and cook until the spinach wilts. If you are using frozen spinach, there will be extra liquid. Cook till the water evaporates or pour off. Season with freshly cracked black pepper and salt.
  6. Plate and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 477Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 437mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 45g

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If you try this dish, I’d love to hear in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out the following posts:

John MacDowall

Sunday 9th of January 2022

This ceases to be whole30 once that Johnny's hits it. Second ingredient is sugar.

Amy

Sunday 9th of January 2022

You can definitely leave the Johnny's off and use your own whole30 friendly seasoning!

Eileen Rose

Thursday 15th of August 2019

Fabulous We’ve had it several times already. Gave it to my son tonight already to cook. Thank you

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