A Recipe for One of my Favorite Things

This week I was food shopping and decided to get myself a very special treat. This is one of my favorite meals and is so wonderfully healthy, I really am considering eating it more often! I went to my supermarket and noticed that salmon was on sale and so I decided to get a half pound piece with the skin on for lunch. This delicious meal of salmon and steamed kale ensued.

Salmon and Steamed Kale

Salmon and Steamed Kale

So easy, so delicious

So easy, so delicious


  • .5 lb (or however much you like) of Atlantic Boneless Salmon (I get skin-on for the health benefits- small add-on for large healthy help!)
  • 2 cups of uncooked kale
  • 1-2 tbsp margarine or butter
  • salt, pepper, and seasoning to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put salmon on a large piece of aluminum foil. Pull up sides of foil around the salmon to make a pouch. Crease foil together at top with room for air in between the salmon and the foil. Place a small pad of butter on top of the salmon; season salmon with a pinch of salt and pepper across the salmon. Close up pouch.
  • Cook salmon for 22-25 minutes at 425 degrees.
  • Cook kale as you like- as you know, I prefer to steam it (which I described in the “Greens and Garbanzos” article). The kale only takes about 10 minutes once the water is boiled.
  • Once salmon is cooked, slowly cut piece off of skin (which should stick to the foil). The brownish looking layer left is the healthy help of omega-3’s that leaving the skin on allows. Add more seasoning to taste with the salmon.

And that’s it! You’re done. Thanks to the aluminum foil, did I mention that clean-up is a cinch? 🙂


One other thing to mention: The cost of this meal is under $7 ($4.50 for the salmon, $1.49/lb for the kale). If I were to go out and order salmon as my main entree, it would be much more expensive than what I paid to control my portion and cook it safely, easily, and healthily. Eating healthy doesn’t have to break the budget!

Will you try this recipe for yourself?

Easy, delicious, and very healthy

Easy, delicious, and very healthy

2 thoughts on “A Recipe for One of my Favorite Things

  1. Barb Draa says:

    did not know about the sking thing…will definitely try this.

  2. Barb Draa says:

    *skin (argh)

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