The Top 9 Reasons We ♥ Salmon
Everyone knows salmon is healthy, but there are many more reasons why we LOVE salmon: It makes your skin look magical. Awesome omega-3s. Salmon tacos(!!). There are too many to name, so we’ve narrowed it down to the top 9 reasons why salmon is #1 in our hearts.
1. Salmon bowls
Power-packed bowls are all the rage. You’ve probably seen poke bowls and acai bowls. Your next must-try? Salmon bowls!
With tons of ingredient combinations and abounding nutrients, salmon bowls offer the perfect quick and wholesome meal. Sriracha salmon? Fried egg? Avocado? The possibilities are endless.
Here are three of our favorite bowls:
2. It’s a superfood for your skin.
We spend a lot of time and money on products that claim to give us beautiful skin and hair, but we don’t often take our diet into account.
Salmon is one of the best foods sources for Omega-3 fatty acids which helps skin lock in moisture and eliminate unwanted toxins. Salmon also contains Biotin which plays a key role in the production of the fat components in skin cells. The Selenium in salmon helps skin maintain it’s elasticity and firmness as well as playing a role in reducing sun damage. And the Vitamin D found in salmon helps to keep your teeth and bones healthy and strong.
We think you’ve just found your new beauty routine.
3. Sriracha salmon. BBQ salmon. So many flavors.
Put down the Pinterest! We’ve got your flavor inspiration right here.
We love flavored salmon pouches because they’re a super easy way to get plenty of protein in our lunch or dinner without a lot of fuss. Plus, there are a bunch of different flavors so we can mix it up. Flavor fiesta!
4. Salmon tacos. Yum.
Does anyone dislike tacos? We didn’t think so. Ideal for a quick weeknight dinner and large celebrations alike, tacos are the perfect go-to meal.
Here are two of our favorite salmon taco recipes:
5. It’s packed with omega-3s.
Omega-3 fatty acids from salmon may reduce inflammation related to heart disease, lower triglyceride levels, and help lower the risk for blocked blood vessels and heart attacks.
6. It’s a time-saver.
When we get into the kitchen, it’s go-time. We love salmon pouches because they make getting dinner on the table a cinch.
7. Smoked salmon bagels.
Breakfast. Second breakfast. Brunch. We don’t care what meal you’re noshing, smoked salmon bagels are ridiculously easy to make and incredibly delicious. Pass the cream cheese, please!
8. It’s great for our pregnant lady-friends.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women are recommended to get 8 to 12 ounces of seafood per week because of an association with improved infant health outcomes. Salmon is a great seafood option because it’s lower in methyl mercury.
With a bun in the oven, give salmon some loving’.
9. It’s pink!
We know. It’s a silly reason to love salmon but it’s true! We love pink and we don’t care who knows it.
Here are some other awesome pink things because we bet you like pink too: