Apricot Salmon Meal Prep
Looking for gluten-free and paleo meal prep ideas? How about something delicious, healthy, and satisfying, all for under 500 calories per serving? Look no further than this Apricot Salmon Meal Prep- one of our favorite meal prep ideas for stone fruit season!
We all know that fish is an incredibly healthy protein source, but what’s all the hype about salmon? A quick aside before we dive into that- whenever possible, buy wild rather than farmed salmon! It’s important to note that most recorded health benefits of salmon are specifically from wild-caught fish that grew up in a natural environment without any human-added growth hormones, antibiotics, or sunlight restrictions. Okay, now on to the good stuff.
First and foremost, salmon has some of the highest amounts of omega-3s of any other type of fish, about 1-2 grams per 3 oz serving. That might not sound like a lot, but it’s actually 2-4 times what most health organizations recommend as the daily intake for a healthy individual! In addition these essential fatty acids, salmon also provides a significant amount of protein per serving (approximately 21 grams), more than half your recommended daily value of selenium, and significant servings of B12, B6, and other trace minerals. And if you’re one of the many Americans that doesn’t get quite enough Vitamin D into your diet, one serving of salmon can account for your entire daily need!
In addition to the incredible health benefits of salmon, we love this meal prep idea because it allows you to truly eat seasonally. Stone fruit season aligns with the wonderful time of year when every farmer’s market and produce aisle is alive with the bounty and variety of summer. To round off the carbs and protein of this recipe we used green beans, zucchini, and carrots, but we want you to feel free to use whatever vegetables you love, or whatever is bountiful from your local farms (or your own garden!). This delicious Apricot Salmon Meal Prep is an elevated mid-week lunch or a nutritious family dinner. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Paleo Apricot Salmon Meal Prep Ingredients:
8 oz. fresh salmon (2 filets)
1 TBS Pure Maple Syrup
1 TBS coconut aminos (or sub soy sauce)
1 TBS Avocado oil
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 apricot, diced
4 cups of seasonal veggies: green beans, zucchini, carrots, etc.
pinch of Himalayan sea salt
1 cup cooked Jasmine rice, optional for serving (do not use if following a paleo diet)
- 8 ounces fresh salmon
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- 1 tbs Coconut Aminos
- 1 tbs avocado oil
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 apricot diced
- 4 cups mixed vegetable
- Jasmine Rice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, coconut aminos, avocado oil, diced apricot, and garlic powder.
- Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish and coat with the apricot marinade.
- Place fish in the preheated oven and bake uncovered for 20 minutes. The fish is done when it’s easily flaked with a fork.
- While the salmon is cooking, steam your vegetable by bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the fresh vegetables and steam for 3-5 minutes, until vibrant colored and fork tender.
- Prepare your jasmine rice, if using, by following package instructions.