Omega-3s in salmon and other fatty fish help build more muscle, and more muscle means more calories burned.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook the noodles in boiling water until soft (about 6 minutes for soba, 8 for spaghetti). Transfer with tongs to a strainer. Add asparagus to same boiling water. Cook until al dente (about 2 minutes); rinse under cold water.

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  • Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Coat lightly with cooking spray. Cook the salmon until cooked through, turning pieces (about 2-3 minutes per side). Reserve.

  • Make the vinaigrette: Whisk together sesame oil, lime zest and juice, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Combine the noodles, asparagus, and vinaigrette in a medium serving bowl.

  • Add the cucumber and avocado; toss to coat. Just before serving, add salmon. Serve warm or at room temperature, or make up to 4 hours ahead and keep refrigerated in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

492 calories; fat 21.9g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 6.4g; protein 29g; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 7g; cholesterol 54mg; iron 3mg; sodium 783mg; calcium 58mg.