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  • Writer's pictureLizzie Westinghouse

Canned Salmon Mania

One of the great joys of my life is being a part of a really special gym that my best friend and her husband opened. I adore it. It allows me to reach and help those who seem to truly want it - something that is not always the case when it comes to nutrition. Once in a while, I like creating quick videos or blurbs for their social media. My mother raised me to be a ham and enjoy being center of attention, so it's a win win, ha! No shame here.

My most recent video discussed how eating healthy doesn't have to cost a million bucks and I highlighted canned salmon as one of the best nutritional bangs for your buck. See below:

Fine video. It posted. Got some views. Not much engagement, but whatevs - I was happy with it. Cue real life. OH MY GAWD. Everywhere I went for the new few days I heard comments: "Ewwww, canned food?" or "Oh my god, I had no idea that was a thing!" or "I saw your video - I need a recipe" or "Seriously Liz - fish in a can?!" Hasn't tuna fish been a thing for years?

I have been cracking up over the response for days - in fact I really laughed when I saw my good friend's sister, Michelle, in Stewarts the other day and she asked me about the video and mentioned that she'd never had canned salmon. Well...guess who had a few cans of canned salmon in the car after buying some. It was a real omega-3 deal there right in the parking lot as she laughed while I sent her home with her own can of deliciousness. What can I say - I'm officially a salmon peddler.

ANYWAY - I've been entertained by this and it can take a lot for me to be truly amused. So...I wanted to share a super delicious recipe for the canned salmon so that YOU TOO can join the salmon in a can mania.

I buy my salmon at Aldi, just like I buy many of my pantry items. The place is amazing and you can get some pretty great stuff for unheard of prices. $2.79 for 14+oz of wild, Alaskan salmon - yes please! Sure, it won't look pretty and you'll need to shred it up yourself, but I think you'll live.

Herbalicious Salmon Salad

Forkin' yum.


1 - can Wild Salmon - see instructions below

1 - diced bell pepper

1 - diced English cucumber

2 - diced stalks of celery

1/2 can of drained and rinsed chickpeas

1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 tbsp avocado oil

Juice of half a fresh lime

Pinch of kosher salt

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


Prepare your salmon by opening can and draining fluid out. Then empty can into a small bowl and shred with two forks. Remove any vertebrae if you don't want it. Keep the remaining bones and skin.

In a large bowl add all of the ingredients and gently stir to combine thoroughly.

So, there you have it. Lunch for days. That should provide you about 6 servings for about $8. My kind of meal prepping!

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