Hey, this is another one of my five minute lunches you can throw together at home with virtually no effort.
If you ask skin experts what to eat for beautiful skin, they will usually include these three yummy things on their list:
1.) Wild salmon
3.) Extra virgin olive oil
This “skinny,” healthy open faced sandwich is kinda what the British call a tartine.
It’ll make your mouth water and you’ll feel virtuous at the same time! Your skin needs good fats, baby.
1.) About 2 ounces of good smoked salmon, I used hot smoked wild Sockeye Alaskan salmon with peppercorns, I got it in the refrigerated section of Trader Joe’s, 80 calories.
They say wild salmon is much healthier for you than farmed.
2.) One slice of good bread, toasted, I used a new brand for me called Dave’s Killer Bread Organic Good Seed bread.
It’s a pretty big and fairly thin and it’s high in both fiber and protein, at 130 calories per slice. I found it at Von’s.
I liked it open faced this time, but add another slice if you’d like your meal a little heartier.
3.) Low fat mayonnaise, I used about two tablespoons of Best Foods Light.
It you prefer, low fat cream cheese would be delicious, instead.
4.) About two slices of ripe avocado.
5.) A big pinch or small handful of lettuce of your choice, I used organic baby romaine.
6.) Six small tomatoes or slices (optional), I used organic sugarplum tomatoes.
7.) A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, about one teaspoon.
8.) Aged balsamic vinegar, a drizzle.
9.) Fresh lemon for a squeeze of juice.
Salt and pepper to taste.
This one is pretty self explanatory, I lightly toasted my bread, washed the tomatoes and cut them in half, and sliced the avocado.
I scrape off any grey part on the bottom of the salmon with a butter knife, as it can taste fishy, and I once read that’s where toxins are.
I assembled my beauty by spreading the mayo generously on one side of the toast, then laying the baby lettuce on top of that.
Next, I broke the salmon into pieces and put it on the lettuce, arranging the sliced avocado around the fish wherever it fit. Cut the avocado into smaller slices, if that’s easier.
I put the cut tomatoes on the side, then drizzled a little balsamic vinegar over them.
Last, I drizzled the extra virgin olive oil over both the tomatoes and the top of sandwich, over the salmon and the avocado.
Calories: My plate pictured above was about 400 calories.
You could make it even less by leaving off the EVOO, using less mayo, or skipping the avocado, but this way, it’s more luscious and satisfying.
Have some fresh fruit like blueberries for dessert and you’ll probably go to heaven.
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