Wild Salmon with Zoodles and Pesto

By Elissa Michaud

Aside from this delicious meal being nutritionally rich, it boasts high amounts of DHA/EPA and healthy omega 6 oils to supercharge your brain.

It’s best to use wild caught salmon as it contains increased levels of DHA that are essential for brain health. If wild salmon is not available you may substitute whole trout with the skin, however the flavor is not the same.

This meal

· Easily adapts to keto and vegetarian diets.
· May be enjoyed for lunch or dinner
· Will likely become one of your top favorites.

Ingredients:
Wild Caught Salmon (bake or poach)
Non-Dairy Store Bought Pesto *
Zucchini Spiral Noodles: spiral or vegetable peel thin long slices
Side Salad: Any Green Salad Mix
Dressing: Blend to your ideal taste the following:
Olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, pepper OR get the Black Sesame Salad dressing recipe in the Concussion Nutrition Recipe Pack *

Pair the salmon and zucchini noodles with the side salad and dressing and serve!

Curcumin found in turmeric works as a powerful antioxidant. It is one of four common antioxidants that are proven to cross the blood brain barrier.

Variations:

Keto: use honey sparingly.

Vegetarian: Add and blend more sunflower seeds into the pesto, add extra almonds on the salad, or for a lighter version boost your protein and calcium with quinoa and a glass of non-dairy milk such as soy, or hemp for extra protein and calcium.

For more carbs: Add beets or quinoa to the salad or baked sweet potato to the meal.

**Custom Options: Homemade recipes for pesto, salad dressings can be found in the Concussion Nutrition Recovery Plan.
You won’t miss the dairy with our delicious inflammation fighting pesto!