Why is salmon a superfood?
The health benefits of omega-3 found in oily fish like salmon are already well known. Salmon is a superfood for kids and adults!
Salmon is low in saturated fat and high in protein, vitamin D, and many B vitamins. It’s also full of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which have been shown to support the healthy development of the brain, cognitive function and vision in children. Omega 3 fatty acids have EPA and DHA. Eating fish can make you smarter!
There are no problems with mercury levels in salmon, as it is not a long-living predator fish. When it comes to mercury, fish to avoid are swordfish, catfish and marlin.
Salmon is highly nutritious and eating fish 2 times a week is recommended for both adults and children. At home, We try to eat fish at least once a week!
What Is Couscous?
Couscous is considered a pasta which is made of small granules of semolina flour, and is traditional in North African cuisine. It is also available made from whole-wheat flour, which slightly increases the fiber and boosts nutritional value. It is used as a substitution for rice or quinoa, it is very versatile, and it’s preparation requires little more than the addition of hot water and fluffing with a fork, then served as a side dish.
Eating couscous provides you with a good source of lean, vegetarian protein, fiber and iron.
Salmon With Couscous is a great family meal! At home we all enjoy it! It is easy to prepare and it tastes sooooo good!
Couscous is so easy to make: for every cup use 1 1/2 cups of water or broth. I used vegetable broth to make this couscous and I made 1 cup. Bring broth with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of olive oil to a boil and add the couscous. Remove from heat and cover. Let it stand for about 5 mins and serve hot. Make sure to fluff with a fork.
Salmon is also so easy to prepare. My favorite way is baking it. Preheat oven to 375 and then bake for about 12-15 minutes on top of parchment paper. Voila! I just added salt and pepper this time but it also great with dill.
I also had some asparragus and decided to make another side dish. Just cook them with a little olive oil for about 5 minutes. Makes a perfectly balanced meal!
Makes 3 servings. There were obviously no leftovers! Simple recipe with mega amounts of nutrition!