There’s nothing that frustrates me more than being sick. Being sick ruins your day – you aren’t productive, you’re foggy, uncomfortable, and feel like doing nothing but laying on the couch.
That’s me, today.
Yesterday, I woke up with a slight scratch in my throat – nothing major, I felt fine, but I couldn’t kick the scratchiness all day. We went and saw The Girl On The Train around 5pm and once I got out of the theater, it hit me like a ton of bricks: I was sick.
We went back to the apartment, and as much as I wanted to meet my friends who were out nearby, I just couldn’t bare the thought of being anywhere but the couch.
About three chamomile and honey almond milk lattes later, the sickness still wasn’t going away, so I knew this wasn’t just a little bug.
I woke up this morning and felt terrible. I couldn’t get out of bed – sweaty, feverish, achey, sore throat, a cough – every single sympton of the common cold, I have it.
Like a good husband, Lu ran out and picked up the necessities: DayQuil, Advil, throat lozenges, fruit for a smoothie for my throat, and a thermometer.
Forty-five minutes later and here I am, writing today’s blog post because I couldn’t do it this morning or last night. I feel slightly better, but not really. I wanted to have a really productive day, I was going to go apple picking with my sister and then visit my parents and grandparents, but unfortunately, I can’t go, because my grandfather is weak and I don’t want to risk making him sick.
I wanted to get today’s blog post up, because it’s an easy salmon dinner, that I know will make your dinner table soon. The spiralized slaw is made up of spiralized carrots, zucchini, and bell pepper – for color, crunch, and nutrients! The salmon has the perfecta mount of flavor to complement – but not overpower – the robust flavors of the slaw, which is truly the star here.
Now I’m off to lay back down and drink lots of fluids – and hope in a couple of hours I can get out to grocery shop at the very least.
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 15 points
*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.
Sesame Salmon with Spiralized Slaw
- For the salmon and slaw:
- 2 3-4oz pieces skinless, boneless salmon
- 1 large zucchini Blade D, noodles trimmed
- 1 large carrot Blade D, noodles trimmed
- 1 red bell pepper Blade A, noodles trimmed
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 garlic clove pressed and minced
- 1 teaspoon sriracha or similar hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds + more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing, except for the sesame seeds and tahini. Remove 2 tablespoons of the dressing and pour over the salmon pieces. Bake the salmon for 15-20 minutes or until cooked to your preference (15 minutes for medium-rare, 20 minutes for well done.)
- Meanwhile, add in the tahini and sesame seeds to the bowl with the leftover dressing and add in the spiralized veggies and cilantro and toss together well.
- When salmon is ready, divide the slaw among plates and top with the cooked salmon. Garnish the salmon with sesame seeds and serve immediately.