Wild salmon is simply one of the best good mood foods you can consume. The perfect storm for your brain and nervous system, while also supporting bone, heart, skin and eye health. Compared to farmed fish, wild is more nutrient dense, offering MORE omega-3 fatty acid content as well as other vital vitamins and minerals important for supporting conversion of amino acids (protein) into good mood neuro-chemicals like dopamine and serotonin. These include, vitamin Bs (like B12, B9/Folate, B6), vitamin D, iron, magnesium, and zinc. One 3 oz. serving also contains about 21 grams of protein and 7 grams of fat. To optimize and boost brain health, and support stress add wild fish like salmon into the mix about 3 times weekly.
Ingredients per two fillets:
~two wild salmon fillets (about 12 oz).
~4 tbsp Tamari sauce
~2 tbsp pure maple syrup
~1 tsp grainy dijon mustard
~1 garlic clove, finely diced
~1 tsp chilli powder
~1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional for extra spice)
1. Combine all ingredients with salmon in a large Ziploc bag.
2. Marinate in the fridge for minimum 30 minutes or longer.
3. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.
**Tip: You can find frozen wild salmon fillets at Costco or Farmboy. Otherwise check the health food freezer section of your local grocery or health food store. Whole Foods also has already thawed options.
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