Maple Baked Salmon with Chopped Almonds

The amazing flavor of this baked salmon marinated with sweet maple dressing and topped with almonds makes this dish taste soooooo good it will definitely become a mealtime staple!

4 skinless salmon fillets (each fillet should be about 3 ounces)
1/2 cup almonds, chopped coarsely
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed

 

Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.

Place the four salmon fillets in pan, leaving 1/2 inch between pieces.

Chop the almonds by hand or use a hand-held blender or chopper (it only takes a few seconds with a hand-held blender). Distribute the chopped almonds evenly on top of the fillets.

In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, orange juice, lemon juice, soy sauce and crushed garlic.

Use a spoon to gently baste the marinade over top of each fillet.

Bake salmon for about 15 to 20 minutes or until fish is just done.

While the fish is baking, baste top with marinade at least once or twice.

When removing fish from the pan, leave the leftover marinade behind and discard.

Serve the fish with brown rice and a green salad or vegetables. Delish!!

Anna Banana’s Drizzled Honey and Banana Pre-Ride Snack!

 

Need a quick snack 30 min pre-ride? Don’t grab a gel; why not grab some real food? Save the gels for on the bike if you enjoy them (potatoes are a whole food option there as well). I like to grab a banana with some raw honey drizzled on it. Easy to digest, low fat, low protein, good easy whole food choice! Add some sprinkled cinnamon or nutmeg on top if you like!