Can't go wrong with salmon - it's good for your skin, your heart, and your brain! Here are four ways to keep it interesting

Health.com
August 21, 2017

Salmon is a tried and true go-to in our book. Not only does the pink fish taste delicious, but it’s also packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your heart. What makes omega-3s so important is that the body can’t make them on its own, so we have to consume the essential nutrient from foods. While other eats like walnuts, flax seeds, and leafy vegetables also contain the healthy fats, fish is one of the main sources of omega-3s.

What’s so great about the ‘good fats’? Research has shown that omega-3s may protect against heart disease and stroke, as well as help control common conditions like eczema and rheumatoid arthritis.

The fact that salmon tastes totally delicious doesn’t hurt either. We love putting the fish on our plate whenever we can—and finding new ways to make its flavor pop. In this video, we’re showing you four of the best salmon recipes for every occasion.

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From meaty salmon steaks that pack a whopping 47 grams of protein per serving to salmon cakes that get paired with a refreshing and light yogurt sauce, each of these salmon recipes brings something unique to the table (literally).

We’ll also show you how to poach salmon and top it with fresh watercress and a dill dressing for a light meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor or nutrition. Another option: Give your fish dish an Asian flare by adding it to soba buckwheat noodles. Combine it all with good-for-you greens like asparagus, cucumber, and avocado, then finish it off with flavorful sesame oil for a satisfying noodle bowl that’s less than 500 calories. Yes, really.

We have a feeling these four healthy salmon recipes will have you salivating stat. First watch the video above for a full rundown of the fish recipes we’re loving right now, and then pop by your grocery store and get cooking!