Easy & Healthy Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Recipe
This post was sponsored by adidas. All opinions are my own.
I know, I’ve already complained about the fact that we don’t have central air in my house about 10 times in the last week, but hey. It’s freaking hot in Utah and not having central air is ROUGH. We thankfully have a window unit installed in our room so we can sleep in the cool air, but the rest of the house stays nice and toasty all day long. In fact, by the time the sun goes down, it’s about 15 degrees warmer inside the house then it is outside the house. The heat makes it basically impossible to turn the oven on in my house or want to cook over the stove, so Dustin and I do a lot (and I mean A LOT) of grilling in July and August. It’s cooler outside, the grill doesn’t heat up the house, and it’s pretty fast.
I’m so stoked to team up with adidas today and bring one of our favorite healthy grilling recipes. Dustin and I have been working really REALLY hard at making some lifestyle changes this year and getting active again. We were both eating low carb for a while, and then got more serious and ate Keto. Because of some minor health issues, I couldn’t stay on keto after two weeks, so I’m back to low carb. Dustin is still eating Keto and he’s lost an impressive 26 pounds since May! SO proud of him and really, so proud of us. We’ve never truly committed to any kind of healthy lifestyle before this year – we were the kind of people who would get super committed for about two weeks and then fall off the train for months.
One of the biggest reasons, I think, that we struggled, was because I had a self-limiting belief that I couldn’t be healthy because I had cancer. I’ve been working really hard on changing that belief because there is no reason why I can’t be healthy. I did have something terrible happen to my body and I do have some physical limitations that are a result of that, but that doesn’t mean it has to define my future, right? Right. I especially have been working hard to prove to myself that I CAN be active and incorporate more movement into my life. My body was resistant at first, but I am finding that my knee is getting stronger and my pain is becoming more manageable the more I use my body. I’ve had to take it slowly and really listen to my body and be respectful of it as I’ve gone to the gym to swim and ride the stationary bike. I’ve been going three times a week and slowly building up my endurance and strength and watching my body transform has brought such a sense of pride for me. That, in and of itself, is a BIG deal, since I haven’t been proud of my body in years.
On the days that I don’t go to the gym, I still make it a goal to MOVE my body and to stay in an athletic mindset. When I get home from work, I immediately put on my work-out gear (my adidas tights are my go-to because they are so comfortable, but light enough for summer and an adidas tank because it’s HOT out there) so I’ll have no excuse by the time dinner rolls around and I’m feeling lazy. I usually work on my blog while I wait for Dustin to get home, and then we meal prep together because it goes way faster when there are four hands instead of two. Then, while we wait for the grill to fire up, we get our warm up in by wrestling with Rosie and Teddy in the yard. They really keep us moving and they love to tug and play fetch. After dinner is grilled up and enjoyed, we end the night by going for a power walk with the pups around the neighborhood. It’s the perfect way to stay active on my rest days and keep the muscles in my knees strong.
I wanted to share our favorite healthy recipe for the grill because it’s SUPER easy, SUPER fast, and SUPER tasty. (Yes, I used Super 3X and I’m not sorry, because it’s really that super.) Plus, this recipe is both keto and low-carb approved, gluten-free, and all that good jazz. If you aren’t a huge Salmon person, feel free to switch this out with a white fish, like Tilapia!
Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Recipe
- 2 Salmon Fillets
- One bunch of Asparagus
- Minced Garlic
- Lemon Juice
- 1 Lemon
- Garlic Salt
- Tear two long pieces of tinfoil off and place them on the counter. Put two pats of butter on each piece of tinfoil. Cut off the ends of your asparagus and separate them evenly onto the two pieces of tinfoil.
- Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of minced garlic on top of the asparagus, and then squirt with lemon juice and sprinkle garlic salt and pepper over them.
3. Place the salmon filet on top of the asparagus
4. Season the salmon with garlic salt, a squirt of lemon juice, and some fresh parsley
5. Cut up the lemon into slices and place two on top of the salmon
6. Wrap up each piece of fish securely in the tinfoil (double wrap if needed) and put on the grill.
7. Grill on medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, and then flip. Grill for an additional 5-7 minutes. You’ll know the salmon is done when you put your fork in it and twist – it should flake easily. If it doesn’t flake, put on the grill for about 3-5 minutes.
Ta-da! You’ve successfully created a “one-pot” wonder (or one-tinfoil wonder?) with healthy, whole foods for your body in just 20 minutes! AND, if you don’t have air conditioning, you didn’t heat up your house! The best part of this recipe is that you can eat it and not feel disgusting after – it’s the perfect dinner recipe to eat before getting your evening activities on.