Honey Nut Salmon

Once again {grumble, grumble, grumble} I am on the hunt for skinny jeans. No, not those tight fitting jeans that hug every inch of your leg, but the jeans buried in the back of the closet shooting mean girl stares toward me. I know, it’s a little weird to think a pair of jeans are heckling and taunting me, but somehow they are. However, with every pound lost comes one less eye roll coming from those damn jeans! This recipe is helping me get there.

*This recipe is very low in fat and very high in flavor. It is also low carb, gluten free and paleo friendly, so it is a great recipe for many diets.

Ingredients:
4 salmon fillets
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and pepper
Olive oil spray
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash fillets and pat dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Distribute pecans evenly among the fillets and spread the pecans out to cover each fillet. Drizzle about 1/4 teaspoon of honey over each fillet on top of the pecans. Spray a light coat of olive oil spray on the baking dish and place fillets in it. Then, spray a light coat of olive oil spray on each filet. Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. The fish should be cooked, but if the pecans have not had a chance to toast up, simply change the oven to broil and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes longer.

*Although I have mentioned this recipe is low carb and paleo friendly, some may disagree because of the use of honey. However, it uses very minimal honey. Not enough to worry me for either of those diets. Changing this particular ingredient to all-natural maple syrup to avoid the refined honey would make a great substitute.

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