Bruschetta Salmon

This meal was fabulous, but by far the best part of it was watching my beautiful nearly 9 month old house some salmon! This kid loves her fish! It really is incredible watching your little baby pick through the food on her tray to find the bits of salmon. She never ceases to amaze me!

This meal was super easy to grow together. I served it with a side of sautéed kale and it was super packed with nutrients!
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Salmon Topped Power Greens Salad

This is such a refreshing meal that will leave you completely satisfied!  It is so nutrient dense that you will know you are treating your body right as you nosh on this tasty meal!  My local supermarket has bagged “power greens”.  It’s a mix of spinach, baby bok choy, and baby red & green chard.  If you cannot find this are your store, you can substitute baby spinach and it will be just as tasty!

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Whole Broiled Trout

Around here we LOVE eating a whole fish! The flavors are incredible when cooked whole, it reminds us of our Mediterranean honeymoon, and it allows us to slow down and truly enjoy a meal together. Pair this awesome (and simple) recipe with a quick batch of sauteed spinach and you have an incredible feast! This was the first time I tried to eat a whole fish with a baby in my arms and that proved interesting.

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A word of advice: go to a fish market where they know what they are doing. You want it gutted, scaled, and trimmed. Yes, you can do this yourself (and you will have to if you were lucky enough to catch the fish yourself), but it so much easier (and cleaner on your kitchen) to have them take care of the dirty work!
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Broiled Spicy Shrimp and Scallops

The hardest part of developing recipes if deciding which ingredients to use. Walking into the grocery store with no plan is not a fun task for me. I knew I had spinach at home that I wanted to use, and luckily that gave me some guidance. The seafood department was calling to me! I have a weakness for scallops and shrimp, so dinner jumped out at me! Super easy to prep, quick to cook, and delicious to eat! Serve it with a side of Perfect Sautéed Spinach, and you get an awesome healthy meal!!20141122-080332.jpg
Ingredients:
1/2 pound bay scallops
1/2 pound shrimp – peeled, deveined, tail on
3 cloves garlic – minced
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Cayenne pepper to taste

1. Turn on broiler.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Stir shrimp and scallops in. Transfer to a broiler proof pan (I am afraid to use Pyrex in the broiler, so I used my brownie pan). Sprinkle cayenne pepper on top (I like it spicy so I went very generous).
3. Broil for 12 minutes or until seafood begins to slightly brown.