Eating healthy and being active go hand in hand with one another. You will be able to see and feel a difference, not only physically but mentally. Learn the right tips and tricks with our friend Paulina Gomez, @paulinagoka, to help jump start that health journey.

As a dedicated personal trainer and fitness instructor, I often find that one of the most overlooked aspects of a successful fitness journey is nutrition. It’s not just about working hard in the gym; it’s about fueling your body with the right nutrients to maximize your efforts. That’s why I’m excited to share with you one of my all-time favorite dinner recipes that perfectly aligns with your fitness goals – One-Pan Salmon with Sangria® Tomatoes.

The Power of Protein –

Protein is a crucial component of any fitness-oriented diet. It aids in muscle repair, boosts metabolism, and keeps you feeling fuller for longer, making it an essential element for those striving to build lean muscle or shed a few extra pounds. Incorporating high-protein meals into your routine is a game-changer, and this recipe is the perfect example.

Why Choose Salmon –

Salmon is a nutrient-rich fish. It is not only a great source of high-quality protein but is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which support heart health and reduce inflammation. This recipe not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides your body with the essential amino acids it needs for optimal performance. Only taking 30 minutes with a small ingredient list, this dish does not disappoint and still bursts with flavor! It is the perfect meal to whip up after a tough work out.

Pure Flavor® Freshness –

Now, let’s talk about the star of the show – Pure Flavor®’s Sangria® Medley Tomatoes. These vibrant tomatoes are not only bursting with freshness but also packed with nutrients. Adding them to your meals not only enhances the flavor but also contributes to your daily intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They’re tasty enough to even eat on their own! I always keep a container of them close by to me when I’m working out. They’re the best gym snack and brighten the space in the perfect way.

What You’ll Need –

  • 1-pint Pure Flavor® Sangria® Medley Tomatoes, whole
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 spring thyme
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How You’ll Make It

  1. In a nonstick skillet, add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Place the salmon fillets and season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high heat until crispy on each side. Remove salmon and set aside, covered.
  2. Add Sangria® Medley Tomatoes with the remaining oil, sear until burst. Then, add in the onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Next, incorporate thyme and 1 tbsp of lemon zest. Mix well until everything is combined.
  4. Reintroduce the salmon and cook for an additional 5 minutes until fully cooked. Top with more thyme and a slice of fresh lemon. Enjoy this nutrient-packed, high-protein delight!

A Dinner to Kick Off the Year Right –

This One-Pan Salmon with Sangria® Tomatoes recipe is more than just a recipe; it’s a celebration of flavor, health, and fitness. As we embark on a new year, let this be your go-to dinner to kickstart your journey towards a healthier, fitter you. Remember, choosing nutrient-dense foods like this recipe is not just about eating; it’s about fueling your body for success. Here’s to a year of delicious, healthy choices!

~ Paulina