Harissa and Citrus Baked Salmon

Harissa and Citrus Baked Salmon

Move over, sriracha, a new saucy condiment is bringing the heat to dinnertime dishes. Harissa, a paste made with hot chili peppers, garlic and smoky spices, joins together with citrus fruits and onions to create this unique—yet easy to make—salmon dish. To round out your meal, follow Sweet Phi’s lead and serve your fish with a side of roasted broccoli. The green cruciferous veggie contains a potent phytonutrient called sulforaphane that increase testosterone and fights off fat storage.

Eat This! Tip
It may be more costly, but it’s worth it to buy wild salmon instead of the farmed variety. Not only is wild salmon leaner than farmed because it’s not plumped up on fishmeal and feed that’s been pumped with hydrolyzed chicken feathers, but it’s also proven to be significantly lower in cancer-linked industrial chemicals called PCBs. Other chemicals found in farmed fish include dioxins from herbicides, the most famous being Agent Orange.

Get the recipe from Sweet Phi.

7 5-Ingredient Butternut Squash, Arugula & Goat Cheese Pasta
Butternut Squash, Arugula and Goat Cheese PastaSave

Total Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition: 307 calories, 14.1 g fat (3.8 g saturated fat), 145 mg sodium, 36.3 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 3.4 g sugar, 53.9 g protein

Low-cal, high-protein pasta? Not only possible, it’s delicious. You won’t even miss the extra noodles thanks to the addition of arugula, pine nuts, goat cheese, and butternut squash. Better yet: You’ll sidestep overloaded sodium and fat counts found in most pre- and semi-homemade pasta dishes.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

8 3-Ingredient Salmon
3-Ingredient SalmonSave

Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition: 236 calories, 11.3 g fat (1.7 g saturated fat), 79 mg sodium, 0.6 g carbs, 0.5 g sugar, 33.1 g protein (calculated without added salt)

Want to lose weight without going hungry? Wild salmon is a must-have. Not only is it rich in omega-3s, healthy fats that stave off metabolism-slowing inflammation, but it’s also a great source of protein, a nutrient that increases post-meal calorie burn by as much as 35 percent! Thankfully, it doesn’t take a lot of work to transform a raw fillet into a filling, delicious meal, and this recipe by The Healthy Maven proves just that. We love that it goes from the oven to your dinner table in just 20-minutes flat.

Get the recipe from The Healthy Maven.

9 One Skillet Lemon Chicken and Red Potatoes
One Skillet Lemon Chicken and Red PotatoesSave

Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition: 310 calories, 22.3 g fat (5.7 g saturated fat), 195 mg sodium, 10.2 g carbs, 1.4 g fiber, 1.6 g sugar, 18.1 g protein

Yes, you read that correctly, we’re telling you to eat potatoes for weight loss. The reason: An Australian study that measured the satiety index of 38 popular foods found that white spuds were not only more filling and satisfying than things like cookies and cake (no surprise there), they also ranked better than healthy picks like brown rice and oatmeal. As a result, research participants ate less on the days they consumed them. Add this healthy meal to your weekly rotation and it may just be easier for you to say no to dessert.

Get the recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

10 5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili
5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken ChiliSave

Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition: 460 calories, 6.5 g fat (1.2 g saturated fat), 948 mg sodium, 43 g carbs, 14.6 g fiber, 5.8 g sugar, 53.3 g protein (calculated with cooked shredded chicken)

A chili recipe that comes together in just 15 minutes? It may sound too good to be true, but it’s not! The secret behind the speed? Pre-cooked chicken—it cuts the cooking time in half. To keep the calorie and fat counts reasonable, steer clear of the sour cream and crumbled tortilla chips add-ons. Instead, top off your bowl with some avocado (a fruit that’s been shown to lower BMI and whittle waistlines) and fresh cilantro.

Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

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