For Valentine’s Day this year, I’ve teamed up with adidas to not only share our favorite Lemon Caper Salmon recipe, but to also share my top 5 gift guide picks for both him and her!
In our early years of dating, my husband and I would foolishly attempt to brave the crowds every Valentine’s Day. Thankfully a couple years into our relationship, we both decided that we would be better off celebrating at home. Since then, every Valentine’s Day my husband makes it home early to prepare a delicious meal for our family. His typical go-to involves ribeye steak, lobster tail and a giant baked potato with all the fixings. This year though, we’ll be changing things up a bit and going with a much lighter option.This recipe has been our go-to lately and I have to say, the whole family LOVES it! We have made a commitment to be healthier together as a family this year and this quick and easy meal is definitely a great alternative for the 5 of us!
- 4 wild salmon filets
- Garlic Salt
- olive oil
- Seasoning Salt
- 4 tbsp finely chopped green onions or chives
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 1 Pound of Asparagus (ends trimmed)
Lemon Caper Sauce Ingredients:
- 4 tsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp softened butter
- 3 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
- 5 teaspoons of finely minced garlic
- 5 tbsp lemon juice
- 5 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
- Generously season your salmon with garlic salt, seasoning salt, pepper and green onions. Arrange one salmon fillet and 1/4 of the asparagus in the center of one 12×12 inch piece of foil. Repeat with remaining salmon and asparagus on 3 other pieces of foil.
- Fold the foil tightly around the salmon and asparagus, making sure to seal the ends together tightly. You don’t want those juices to run out while cooking! Bake for 20 minutes or until asparagus is tender and salmon is flaky.
- While the salmon is cooking, heat a small saucepan to medium heat with olive oil. Add minced garlic and sauté. Add capers and lemon juice. Cook for no more than 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and stir in butter and chopped parsley until sauce is smooth.
- Once the salmon is cooked, drizzle the lemon caper sauce on top (to taste) of each fillet and enjoy!
If you are looking to add a healthy starch to your plate as a side, try brown rice. It pairs nicely with the lemon caper salmon! Another Valentine’s Day tradition we’ve tossed out the window is chocolates. Every year my husband and I would “surprise” each other with a box of See’s Candy. And not just any box, but a 1 pound box of nuts and chews. Unfortunately, we’ve realized that our family was consuming WAY too much sugar and decided to cut it out of our daily diet as much as feasible. Not completely, I mean we are human! We definitely splurge here and there. We just try to keep in mind that our children are watching us and our daily habits, so there is no better time than the present to make healthier choices!
This year, instead of heading to my nearest See’s Candy store, I decided to surprise my husband with a new pair of running shoes.
He is going on a family trip to Italy later this month, so we did our Valentine’s Day gift exchange early this year. I wanted to make sure that he had a comfy pair of shoes for all the walking he will be doing during his trip. My oldest son tried them on and is obsessed. Now he’s begging me for a pair of his own!
If you and your family are making healthier choices this year as well, I encourage you to skip the candy aisle this Valentine’s Day. Instead, how about a new pair of running shoes, or perhaps a gym bag? 2019 has just begun, so even if you have already fallen off the wagon, its not too late to pick yourself up and encourage your partner to do the same! Check out some of my top picks for him and her from adidas.com below.
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I hope you have found this post helpful and that you love our go-to Salmon recipe!
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