500 Calorie Salmon with Grilled Pineapple and Avocado

Confession time.  I am nothing short of obsessed with this meal.  I have made it at least once a week every week since the New Year and now that we are into March, the trend continues.  The vibrant orange, green and yellow colors are so visually appealing and you can be sure that this is one meal you can feel good about.  It's on the table in about 10 minutes which is half the reason I make it so frequently.   The other half is that it is low in calories yet high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.  I never get tired of the sweet and spicy pineapple combined with fresh avocado and slightly crispy salmon.

Salmon with Grilled Pineapple and Avocado
Serves 2

2 5-ounce portions of salmon (center cut portions cook evenly)
1 can of sliced pineapple, drained
cayenne pepper to taste
1 small avocado, sliced

Directions:  Heat a grill pan to low-medium heat.  Season salmon to taste and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, being careful not to disturb salmon while cooking.  Meanwhile, press pineapple slices with paper towel to remove excess liquid.  Sprinkle with cayenne pepper on both sides. (For less heat, just sprinkle one side).  Grill each side for 2-3 minutes.  Serve each portion of salmon with 2 slices of pineapple and half of the avocado slices.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: 446 Calories, 26g Fat, 20g Carbohydrates, 31g Protein, 8g Fiber, 69mg Sodium 580mg Potassium

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