Tangy Asian BBQ Salmon Salad: A light gluten free dinner made with a sweet and spicy sauce and grilled salmon. Healthy and full of antioxidants, and it helps the body with Lycopene absorption! Goes great with edamame salad.
Everyone has one in their family. You know, that person who doesn’t like this food or that food, but you on the hand love that food. Yep. That’s my husband. He usually likes ALL THE FOOD. He is not picky.
But there are a few… asparagus, mushroom, and tomatoes. Which of course happen to be some of my favorite. Go figure!
Those are some pretty important vegetables if you ask me. And right now, we need all the vegetables we can get. Hello allergies and low immune system. ACK! But I will let you in on a little secret. I might have tricked him into eating tomatoes and ABSORBING MORE LYCOPENE!
I know what you’re thinking.
What’s the big deal about lycopene and why all this talk about lycopene absorption?
Lycopene is power antioxidant found in red colored foods, such as watermelon and tomatoes. You know I love me some watermelon and you know we love our antioxidants. Get to know more about lycopene here.
But in order for us human folk to utilize lycopene, it needs some tender “FAT” loving care. In other words, it needs to be paired with a healthy unsaturated fat in order to be absorbed through the intestines.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
- Sockeye Salmon –> GOOD FAT
- Tangy Asian Tomato BBQ Sauce –> good source of Lycopene
DING DING! We have lycopene absorption!
We also have a way for my husband to eat tomatoes, use a fresh tomato paste and add in a little sweet and spicy seasoning.Print
Ahh yes, my sherpa wife skills at their finest. Don’t you think? Just kidding.
Anyway, there’s a little food tip Friday for you. I know your brain cells might be checked out by the end of the week, so no hard feelings if you choose to ignore the nutrition nerd talk.
Instead, just click to pin it the recipe and info for later. I save all my recipes on my COTTER CRUNCH GF Board.
Happy Foodie Friday! Or Food Tip Friday! Or Strange but Good Friday? Oh gosh, i’ll stop now.
Do you have someone in your family who doesn’t like tomatoes? What’s your trick?