Spring Grillin’ & Sizzlin’: Salmon Style!

Spring Grillin’ & Sizzlin’: Salmon Style!

Hi Sisters! I hope everyone has had an awesome weekend! Mine was a lot of fun in the sun with my hubs!  

 I actually was feeling semi-normal this weekend, with only a few minor hiccups. I don’t take those kind of weekends for granted anymore πŸ™‚ I’m not sure about where you live, but in North Carolina, we have skipped Spring & went straight to summer! Summer technically starts June 21st, but it literally went from cold to 90 degrees, (real quickπŸ˜‹). Without the extreme humidity so far, thank goodness! So with warm temperatures, comes outdoor activities, and one of our favorite activities is Chillin’ & Grillin’! Grilling outdoors is a really easy way to accommodate an IBS Sister, or any other kind of allergies or food limitations in your household. My husband cooks his T-Bone steak and corn on the cob and has a Caesar salad, and I have my salmon, grilled pineapple, and spinach salad with olive oil and vinegar! (that’s what was for dinner tonight 😊 I’ll post more grill sessions with chicken, veggies, and much more!) 

First, let’s see why I choose salmon for almost every meal if I can! (I work in sales, so I’m always wining and dining clients. I ALWAYS get salmon for lunch! On a salad, or as an entree. Don’t be afraid to ask them to prepare it without butter! They can use olive oilπŸ˜‰) Oh yes, so why Salmon?!

Because Salmon is amazing! Not only does it taste good, is a pretty pink color (ironically referred to as salmonπŸ˜‹), but it is also EXTREMELY healthy! This protein packed fish has 23g of protein in just 4 ounces for around 110 calories! It can be baked, broiled, seared or grilled. Salmon contains Omega 3 fatty acids, which you can only get through food sources (the body does not naturally produce it). Omega 3’s are heart healthy, good for strong nails, shiny hair, and beautiful skin, and good for your joints! Omega 3 also reduces inflammation, which all Sisters could use, and I’m not even done yet! Eating salmon can help prevent blood clots, which can lead to strokes. There’s even evidence that Omega 3 fats lower depression, and improve aggressive behavior. Salmon also contains B12, niacin, selenium, B6, and magnesium, and a full days dose of Vitamin D! All of these are vital IBS Sister nutrients!

Salmon is amazing, but it’s not all created equal. Be careful when purchasing salmon and make sure you are buying wild caught salmon. Farm raised salmon contains more contaminants, which aren’t good for anyone, and especially not for an IBS Sister sensitive tummy. Salmon, whether farm or wild caught, is low in Mercury, but some studies say the farm raised has more Mercury. For my friends in Europe, be extremely careful with the farm raised salmon, for it can contain heavy metals such as lead and cadmium, because of the feed they give them. 

If you have an Aldi grocery store nearby, the frozen bag of Wild Caught Salmon is the best deal I’ve seen yet! And is also the salmon I used tonight while grilling. You get 5-6, four ounce filets, for $4.99! 

I thawed out the fish this morning (not in the vacuumed sealed bag, they always say not to). I sprinkled olive oil on a piece of aluminum foil, and placed the salmon on the foil. (I also use coconut oil, but I wanted to switch it up today. I eat A LOT of coconut oil).

I sprinkled the salmon with sea salt, pepper, and Rosemary, and turned the salmon over to get both sides nice and seasoned. 

I then squeezed fresh lemon (fresh is best!) on the salmon, and wrapped up the fish for grilling. 

As far as grilling goes, you can leave it in the foil or take it out to cook on the grill. Tonight we took it out of the foil and placed it on the grill. Usually when I bake salmon, I leave it in the foil. Either way, it’s amazing! Tonight, I grilled some pineapple too, which is always super fun, and makes it even sweeter than it is straight out of the fridge! 

I hope you ladies had an awesome weekend, and enjoy some Grillin’ soon! Hopefully, you’ll pick salmon for your entree one night! Your taste buds and body will thank you! Have a great week ladies! 

Xoxo, IBS Sister

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