Heart Healthy Salmon Recipe

Sodium helps keep a normal balance of fluid in your body. High sodium consumption and insufficient potassium intake contribute to high blood pressure and increases the risk of heart disease.

Eating fish may lower risk of heart attack and stroke because it is high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in saturated fat.

Fish like salmon, cod, halibut, tuna, flounder and snapper are naturally low in sodium, providing about 40 to 80 mg of sodium per serving. Experts recommend two 4-oz servings of oily fish per week.

Heart Healthy Salmon

Preparation time: 15 minutes      
Number of servings: 2
Serving size: 4 ounces

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar 
  • ¼ cup water 
  • 2 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 8 ounces salmon 
  • Lemon wedges for garnish 

Directions

  1. In a large skillet pan heat all the ingredients together except the salmon, stir to combine about 2 minutes 
  2. Add the salmon to the mixture. Cover and cook until the salmon is done, about 10 minutes, turning once
  3. Serve with asparagus, brussel sprouts or vegetable of choice

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 385 calories
Carbohydrate: 7g
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 23g
Total fat: 26g
Saturated fat: 4g 
Sodium: 70g
Potassium: 486 mg
Monounsaturated fat: 14 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6g

 

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