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Pesto Salmon & Asparagus Foil Pack

Pesto Salmon & Asparagus Foil Pack
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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This is an alternative to my Garlic Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus Foil Pack that became so popular.
Ingredients
  • 6 oz Salmon
  • Asparagus Spears
  • 2 Cup Fresh Basil
  • 1 Container of Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F
  2. Add the yogurt, parmesan, oil, salt, pepper and garlic to a food processor
  3. Process until you cant see the garlic cloves
  4. Add the basil until its chopped well and mixed in
  5. Rinse your Asparagus and cut ends off
  6. Cut a sheet of aluminum foil large enough for the the asparagus and salmon
  7. Arrange asparagus spears on foil and top with the salmon
  8. Generously pour your pesto mixture over the salmon (about half mixture)
  9. Cut another piece of foil large enough to cover everything and fold up the sides
  10. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes

 

This recipe was a change up for me because I happened to have the ingredients around and really wanted to try making a Greek yogurt pesto sauce. It definitely didn’t hit my taste buds like the Garlic Parmesan Salmon Foil Pack but it wasn’t bad.

Regular pesto sauce is made mainly with basil and olive oil making it SUPER high calorie. Substituting the Greek yogurt is a healthy and low calorie alternative. Your probably thinking, YUCK!! Yogurt, salmon, garlic, etc…… It really wasn’t bad and most of the yogurt cooked out leaving a chunky mixture. I tasted the mixture before it was cooked and it was actually pretty tasty and would make a great dip, just a bit on the garlicky side.

To answer some questions:

  1. I used a frozen Salmon piece that was thawed. You can see how I do this on my Food Storage and Prepping page.
  2. I use all fresh ingredients when I can including the asparagus and definitely the Basil for this.
  3. You can easily throw this on the BBQ but make sure the covers closed so you don’t put on to much direct heat.

I probably wouldn’t make this again because the flavor was pretty light. I only used about 1/4 of the mixture and changed the recipe to include half. Make sure to scrape off whatever mixture is left in your foil pack and top it on your fish. This also could of been because the fresh basil I had already passed its time and might not of been so flavorful.

Here are some more photos from this recipe

Greek Yogurt in the food Processor

Greek Yogurt in the food Processor

Yogurt Pesto Mixture

Yogurt Pesto Mixture

Well Placed Salmon & Asparagus

Well Placed Salmon & Asparagus

Salmon & Asparagus with Pesto

Salmon & Asparagus with Pesto

Foil Pack!!

Foil Pack!!

Unwrapped Pesto Salmon Foil Pack

Unwrapped Pesto Salmon Foil Pack

 

The finished meal!

Salmon Foil Pack Recipe

I ate this with a side of fresh romaine salad topped with Japanese Ginger Dressing. It was a very light meal but extremely filling!

 

Garlic Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus Foil Pack

Garlic Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus Foil Pack
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 420
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Protein: 42
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Very easy to make and so delicious!
Ingredients
  • 6 oz portion of Salmon
  • 7 Asparagus spears
  • 1 Tbsp whipped light butter
  • 1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • Ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Cut a sheet of aluminum foil large enough for the the asparagus and salmon
  3. Arrange asparagus spears on foil and top with the salmon
  4. Mixed the remaining ingredients in a bowl to make a paste
  5. Smear the mixture on top of the salmon
  6. Cut another piece of foil large enough to cover everything and fold up the sides
  7. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes
Notes
Make sure to completely seal the foil edges so everything stays cooking inside.

 

Garlic Parmesan Salmon BakeGarlic Parmesan Salmon Foil Pack Steps

Baked Turkey Meatball Recipe (low carb)

 

Baked Turkey Meatball Recipe (low carb)
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 3 Meatballs
  • Calories: 322
  • Carbohydrates: 2
  • Sodium: 451
  • Protein: 42
Recipe type: Low Carb
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This is a healthy and low carb meatball option. I like to make a batch of these and eat them as meals during the week.
Ingredients
  • 1 & ¾lbs Lean Ground Turkey
  • ¼ Cup of Egg Beaters
  • ¼ Cup No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Garlic Clove Minced
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • Salt to Taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F
  2. Simply add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  3. Mix and fold over until fully combined
  4. Spray baking dish with non-stick spray
  5. Roll out meatballs about 1.5'' each and place in pan
  6. This should yield about 12 balls the same size
  7. Place the meatballs in the oven for approximately 30 minutes
Notes
*Without filler like bread crumbs or oats these will be sticky when you roll them. Don't worry, they still taste great!

Meatballs are delicious and you can mix them with all types of sauces once there done. This is great if you plan on prepping meals because you can store or freeze the meatballs and use them for a quick dish with a side of vegetables or pasta.

 

Turkey Meatball Recipe Photos

Turkey Meatball Recipe Steps

 

 

Tuna & Guacamole on Wasabi Crackers

Tuna & Guacamole on Wasabi Crackers
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 187
Recipe type: Lunch
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Very quick and tasty low-cal lunch or snack.
Ingredients
  • 2.5 Ounce Package of Solid White Tuna in Water
  • 7 Wasabi Rice Crackers
  • 1 Greek Yogurt Guacamole
Instructions
  1. Put 7 rice crackers on a plate
  2. Put an equal amount of Guac on each cracker
  3. Open and drain your Tuna pouch
  4. Top each cracker equally with Tuna
Notes
This is a great meal or snack if your in a hurry and its actually satisfying. The wasabi crackers give it a little bite. You can substitute my Greek Yogurt Guacamole for any other, just account for the calories. It goes great with a spoonful of cottage cheese.

Tuna & Guacamole on Wasabi Crackers

 

Easy Chicken Hot Dogs on Whole Wheat

Easy Chicken Hot Dogs on Whole Wheat
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 350
Recipe type: Quick Meal
Cuisine: Comfort Food
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This is basically three chicken hot dogs on low calorie whole wheat bread.
Ingredients
  • Chicken Hot Dogs
  • Low Calorie Whole Wheat (45 cal per slice)
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Kraut
Instructions
  1. Boil the hot dogs for about 5 minutes or until heated through
  2. Put desired amount of bread slices on a plate
  3. Drain water from hot dogs and put them back on the stove to dry off water
  4. Add your dogs to the bread
  5. Top with your favorite toppings
Notes
Make sure to adjust your calories based on your toppings. You can ad things like cheese, onions, relish or I've even used left over turkey chili.

 

 

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