This weekend was wonderful – filled with a concert, beautifying my hair, making t-shirts for my 5K with my BFF, relaxing, buying bikes and going on a nice long bike ride!
I have really missed having a bike. I haven’t had one since college. We went about 14 miles and felt really good – ready to keep increasing that. Biking is also awesome cross training for running!
Now on to the food!
Pesto Salmon Green Bean Pocket
Adapted from PreventionRD
3 cups fresh green beans. rinsed and trimmed
2 (6 oz) wild salmon fillets, skin on
2 Tablespoons pesto
non-stick cooking spray
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. Preheat your oven to 400 and recruit a helper.
2. Cut the lemon in half. Pull out a sheet of aluminum foil, about a yard long, and fold it in half to give two layers. Spray the bottom with non-stick cooking spray.
3. Put a handful of green beans in the middle of the foil. Lay a salmon fillet, skin side down across the beans.
4. Spoon over pesto and squeeze over juice from one of the lemons, and season with salt and pepper. Pull the aluminum foil edges together and scrunch them up to seal the pocket.
Nutrition Notes: Green beans contain a wide variety of carotenoids and flavonoids that have all been shown to have health-supportive antioxidant properties. They are a great source of vitamin C and manganese, and bone-building vitamin K, vitamin A, fiber, potassium, folate and iron. In addition, green beans are a good source of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and copper. Phew! Have I convinced you to incorporate these into your diet yet?
Recent surveys have shown that 60% of all commercially grown green beans are produced in the United States. Large amounts of green bean acreage are found in Illinois, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Make sure to stop at those great Famers Markets and pick up some locally grown green beans!
Taste Test: This was the easiest dinner to prepare. Throw everything into the tin foil and put it in the oven and you’re set – LOVE IT! A healthy and easy weeknight meal! I’m in!
Do you enjoy bike riding?