Less Than 500 Calories

If you’re not eating salmon on a regular basis, you are missing out. It is by far the easiest, fastest go-to meal that we always have on hand. I buy the Atlantic frozen salmon fillets at Costco and there are so many different way to prepare it you’ll never get bored with salmon for dinner.

Did you know that a 4 ounce serving of salmon gives you your daily dose of Vitamin D? This is especially important for us folks that live in the dark Northwest. πŸ™‚

If I haven’t convinced you yet,Β  it’s also really filling and low in calories.

If you’re looking for some salmon ideas, try these:

Almond Encrusted Salmon

Blackened Salmon

Salmon with Brown Sugar Glaze

Lemon Pepper Salmon

Last night I did something a little different, kind of a play on the typical Lemon Pepper Salmon.

I picked up some Dill on my way home from brunch and sliced up the last lemon.

I sprinkled some lemon pepper seasoning on the fish, added the dill and some fresh ground pepper. Then I topped the salmon with slices of lemon.

I loosely wrapped the fish in foil. In Michael’s foil I tossed in some sliced mushrooms. I baked the fish at 350 degrees for about 18-20 minutes. I made us salads while it baked.

I used light raspberry walnut dressing on my salad.

The salmon was perfect. The fresh lemon and the dill make a huge difference in the flavors. Now that I’ve prepared it this way I’d probably never go back to just using the lemon pepper seasoning.

Michael said the mushrooms were a little strange with the lemon. He said it would be better with just butter but I wouldn’t know either way because I don’t eat mushrooms. He said the salmon was wonderful though. So the recipe was a win.

I would most definitely make this again. I estimate the salmon to be about 300 calories. The salad was 100 or so (mostly because of the dressing). The perfect dinner for less than 500 calories!

QUESTION: What is your favorite way to use Dill?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

14 thoughts on “Less Than 500 Calories”

  1. That looks great. I LOVE fresh dill in my tuna salad. More than relish, dill makes it!

    I’ll have to remember to pick up salmon the next time I’m in Costco. I haven’t gone in ages.

  2. I am finally starting to acquire a taste for fish, so I am always looking for new ways to eat salmon. Do you thaw this first or just cook it straight from frozen? I’ve heard you can do that with fish, but I haven’t tried it yet. Dill is really, really good on roasted carrots. Of course, it’s great when making homemade fridge pickles also! Adding some to the pot when making chicken stock is SO yummy!!

  3. I am shocked that a northwestern girl is buying Atlantic Salmon. πŸ™‚

    Salmon is my favorite thing and dill just makes it better.

    These days I only eat the wild pacific salmon. After reading “What to Eat ” by Marion Nestle I find I cannot bring myself to buy the salmon at Costco or the other food conglomerates. That book as ruined my eating! – which could be a good thing. . . .but some days I miss those big hunks of salmon!


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