Lent-Friendly Meals

Lent-Friendly Meals

Feb 19th 2018

Yes, last Wednesday was Valentine's Day but it was also Ash Wednesday and for many Christians, this day begins the 6 week period of fasting and mindful sacrifice leading up to Easter. You can read our philosophy on fasting here. One sacrifice many Christians practice during this church season is abstaining from meat on Fridays. But just because you are giving up meat, doesn't mean your Friday night meal has to be unhealthy. Here is a quick and easy Lent-friendly dinner that was in week 2 of our Fresh Start Healthy Heart Challenge.

*Photo courtesy of challenge participant Nicole H. 

Sheet Pan Salmon & Veggies

Serves 4

4 (4-6 ounce) wild salmon filets

1 (1 pound) bunch asparagus

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

4-5 radishes, sliced

4 thin slices red onion, quartered

3 cloves garlic, sliced

1 lemon

Extra virgin olive oil (try a flavor-infused variety—garlic is great!)

Pink Himalayan sea salt + black pepper

Fresh chopped basil, for garnish (optional)

2 cups cooked quinoa or wild rice

Place salmon filets in the center of a large sheet pan prepared with avocado/coconut oil spray & top with

lemon slices.

Surround the salmon on all sides with asparagus, sprinkle the sliced red onion & garlic over top, and finally top

with sliced radishes & tomatoes. Season everything to taste with salt & pepper. Drizzle lightly with extra virgin

olive oil. Squeeze remaining lemon over everything.

Broil for 10-15 minutes till salmon is cooked through and veggies are tender crisp.

Sprinkle with fresh chopped basil & serve over quinoa/wild rice.