I don’t whip up elaborate meals (due to my extreme lack of patience), but I do like to eat healthy, so when I’m not dining out and have hit my Whole Foods quota for the week, I need quick, easy options that do a body good. My friend Kate introduced me to this salad a while back, then I OD’d on it and had to take a break, but recently brought it back and it was just as flavorful and #OmNom-worthy as I remembered. Plus, it’s so good for you (protein + omega 3s + greens) and weighs in at a measly 350ish calories. It’s perfect for lunch, but when I have it for dinner, I usually pair it with a little something else like Wasa crackers and hummus, couscous, or quinoa so I’m not starving by bedtime. Or just three glasses of wine.

What you need:
Smoked salmon (I use half of a 4 oz. package for one salad)
Baby arugula
1/2 lemon
Shaved parmesan
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

How to make it:
Pull pieces of the smoked salmon and place it on a bed of arugula (give a piece to your dog if he’s staring you down–it’s good for his coat). Sprinkle those delicious, delicate slivers of shaved parmesan. Drizzle olive oil and squeeze lemon on top (trust me, this is all the salad dressing you’ll need). Sprinkle salt and pepper at your discretion (you can go easy on the salt as the salmon has plenty).

Voila! Skinny Salmon Salad!

Now go pour yourself another glass of wine. You deserve it.


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