Thursday, September 3, 2009

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish..Salmon Fish!

I have been enjoying a lot of fresh salmon lately and thought, hey why not blog about this healthy fish? There are many sauces available to marinate the salmon too and you can add ThinStick to it..see why ThinStick is so convenient? I have tried it with BBQ sauce and honey mustard . There are also recipes out there using soy sauce. Bake it, grill it, smoke it, broil it, or BBQ all taste yummy! Although the picture on this post has a lemon slice, make sure not to use a lemon marinate if you add ThinStick to your marinate, because ThinStick does not work with citrus. 

Here are some facts from

Nutrition facts (3 oz.): 150 calories, 6 g fat, 22 g protein
How it boosts mood: Foods high in omega-3s, such as salmon and other fatty fish, have been found to promote feelings of well-being. Studies of people who traditionally eat high amounts of fish, such as those who live in the Mediterranean region, have found that these people have lower rates of depression.
It’s especially important for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and children to stick to eating low-mercury fish, such as salmon. Eat up to 12 ounces of lower-mercury fish per week (a salmon steak can equal 4 to 6 oz.); serve smaller portions to kids.
The daily recommendations for food from the meats and beans food group, which includes fish, is the following (make sure to eat a variety of foods from this food group to satisfy daily needs—and don’t get too hung up on exact amounts):
Kids, 2 to 3 years old: 2 oz.
Kids, 4 to 8 years old: 3 to 4 oz.
Kids, 9 to 13 years old: 5 oz.
Girls, ages 14 to 18 years old: 5 oz.
Boys, ages 14 to 18 years old: 6 oz.
Women, ages 19 to 30 years old: 5.5 oz.
Women, ages 31 to 50 years old: 5 oz.
Men, ages 19 to 30 years: 6.5 oz.
Men, ages 31 to 50 years: 6 oz.
Quick-prep ideas: Mix 2 tsp. Dijon mustard and 1 Tbs. of honey. Pour the dressing over one pound of fresh salmon, then broil for 10 to 20 minutes until the center of the fish is opaque or fully cooked.

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