Finding a New Way to Stay Active and Enjoy Life + a recipe for Salmon Burgers

I was given a free one month subscription to Weight Watchers to try their new Simple Start plan and write about my experience.Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own

Finding A New Way To Stay Active and a recipe for Salmon Burgers #SimpleStart

Every other time I start a weight loss journey I jump right in feet first. I start running again, go to lots of classes at the gym (more than my normal 2 or 3), and eat by the book. But this first week on Simple Start I’ve tried something a bit different.

Instead I’ve taken it a bit slower. I’ve decided that I’m not quite the runner I wanted to be. Walking seems to be easier on my joints and I’m getting more miles in by switching up the pace. And… I’ve found my motivation!

I’m also having some fun in the kitchen as well. Not necessarily trying outlandish and adventurous things, but going back to the recipes I love. Including this amazingly delicious salmon burger that’s perfect for any time of the year. [Read more…]

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

With the hubub of the holidays around us, I’ve found myself indulging a bit too much lately. So I’ve decided to try and get back on track and watch my eating habits over the next few weeks. Sure I’ll save a few moments of indulgence for Christmas when it arrives but there’s no excuse for treating every day in December like a holiday! This grilled teriyaki salmon is one step in my plan of eating healthier than I have been.

In order to get this beautiful char on the salmon, and not have my salmon stick to the grill pan I used, I sprayed a little Pompeian Grapeseed Oil that I received for review onto the grill pan first before using it. And what do you know?! The salmon came off the pan easily and effortlessly! Plus the oil didn’t interfere with the awesome taste of the marinade I used on the salmon.

To keep things simple I served this salmon to the family with my kids favorites: brown rice and broccoli. They’re broccoli fanatics so I knew they’d gobble up their plates. And they did! They even tried the salmon. My daughter still isn’t a fan but my son asked for another fillet! The next day I stir fried the left over broccoli, rice, and a few other ingredients in my fridge using the grapeseed oil again and made a delicious healthier “fried” rice for breakfast. Yum!
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