I’m just returning from a couple amazing weeks of travel up the California coast. No matter how beautiful and refreshing (I have no complaints!), it’s hard to not feel a bit off physically after lots of meals out, sleeping in unfamiliar beds, and a ton of airtime travel. The first thing I do to get back to baseline is hit the kitchen. Lots of balanced, plant-based paleo meals like this one help me feel good ASAP.
Most of my recipes are completely plant-based but I’ve found that salmon helps boost my energy during these transition times. As a rule of thumb, generally go for a combination of protein, healthy fats, and greens particularly when you are in a recovery mode of sorts to get back to equilibrium fast. Both salmon and avocado are packed with protein and healthy fats, while the greens, Brussels sprouts, and herb sauce help support your body’s natural detoxification process. If salmon isn’t your thing, you can incorporate other types of proteins like lentils or beans.
Slow roasting salmon is my favorite method – it’s virtually foolproof! Because it’s roasted at a low temperature, you’ll end up with perfectly flaky salmon each time (it’s way harder to overcook it)! This is a great recipe to try if you are new to cooking fish but also still one of my favorite methods ever.