As an uber busy Mom, it’s so hard to make time for the most basic tasks like eating! If I don’t eat breakfast with the girls, then I might not eat breakfast. And if I don’t snag a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the girls for lunch (one of my least favorite lunch options), then I might end up surviving on a piece of fruit or a handful of crackers. I know…I know, it’s not the ideal meal plan. After all, when does eating nothing for breakfast and close to nothing for lunch equate to a meal plan? It doesn’t…and I’ve finally found the perfect go-to meal.
During a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, (one of my favorite places on earth), I made a b-line for the food samples and discovered an awesome new lunch dish. It’s quick, it’s tasty and incredibly healthy. It’s called Sassy Salmon Salad and here’s the recipe:
Wild Alaska Pink Salmon (2 cans)
Green Onions, Minced (1/2 cup)
Wasabi Mayo (1/2 cup)
Yes, a mere 4 ingredients!!! You rock Trader Joe’s!
Now here’s what you do with them…
Drain the salmon. Chop the onions. Mix salmon, onion & mayo until well combined. Add some salt and pepper (if you choose). As an option, you can add chopped celery for crunch. Serve Salad with tomato, avocado, cantaloupe or your favorite crackers.
It’s a mere 5 minutes to make from beginning to end; 4 minutes to prep and 1 minute to plate and pop it in your salivating mouth. Voila! Your taste buds can thank me later!
But get this my friend, the simplicity and deliciousness of this meal isn’t even the best part. The best part is that this dish is so healthy for you. Never mind the obvious omega 3’s found in salmon, lets talk about the amazing benefits of… Wasabi!
Wasabi offers a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease. Boom!
It would be more than enough if we just stopped there…but the benefits just keep going. It also boasts anti-inflammatory properties for joints and muscles. So if you’re anything like me and your bones ache to signal the coming rain (which we’ve had a lot of lately), then Wasabi is for you.
It also defends against bacterial infections in the mouth and body and can even reduce some of the effects of seasonal allergies! Bingo! So Wasabi is especially helpful to asthma patients who have environmental triggers like dust and pollen.
And lastly, but certainly not least, the antioxidants found in Wasabi help to boost the immune system and remove harmful toxins from the body. Wasabi is seriously an all-star!
Oh yeah…AND it gives my salmon salad a real flavor kick. So go ahead and get your Wasabi on!
Note: No salmon on hand? Then try chicken or tuna. You can also just add a little of the Wasabi mayonnaise in place of your regular mayonnaise in a cold cut deli sandwich. You’ll thank me for it.
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