Looking for a brain boosting breakfast you can make at home? Look no further than this delicious Wild Salmon Spread Recipe - the perfect topping to your favorite bagel.
This healthy spin on the traditional lox and cream cheese bagel will have you fishing for more.
Even after a single serving of salmon a week, studies have shown a decrease in the threat of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. In addition to this, DHA can improve mood and mental function, a much-appreciated benefit in this tough day and age.
Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as EPA and DHA) are an essential building block of the human body. Not only do they increase brain function, they also decrease the risk of numerous cardiovascular issues.
One great way to get these essential nutrients is to eat at least one serving of fatty fish, such as salmon, a week. If you’re looking for a great way to boost your essential fatty acids while enjoying a unique and delicious breakfast, look no further than the Wild Salmon Spread shared by Shrinking Kitchen.
Wild Salmon Spread Recipe
To make this dish, you will need:
- 2 oz of cooked salmon
- 2 Tbsp of reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1 tsp tiny nonpareil capers
- A pinch of salt (optional)
1. Start by mixing the fish, cheese, and capers in the bowl. To make it easier on yourself, you could use canned salmon in a pinch. If you are cooking the salmon, fry using a light olive oil spray or some healthy coconut oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
*** Low fat hack: A simple and healthy cheese option would be individual Weight Watchers cheeses or the Laughing Cow creamy, spreadable cheese triangles, which come in a variety of flavors. If you are concerned about salt, simply exclude the capers.
2. Meanwhile, toast a whole wheat bagel. Whole, complex grains will keep you feeling full longer and give you beneficial fiber to start your day. If you are concerned about calories, consider making your bagel skinnier by cutting out a slice of the middle. Or, if you want to pile that salmon spread on, you could dig the soft part of the bagel out to form a well and reduce your caloric intake.
3. Once the bagel has popped up, simply spread the salmon mixture on top, add a pinch of salt, and enjoy! At 145 calories a serving, this spread is a guilt-free way to have a great and filling breakfast – and your brain, heart, and overall body will thank you!
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