I just can’t do it. Nope. Can’t waste food. The tiniest scrap doesn’t escape my attention. After all, I can use it in a salad the next day, or in this case, a crunchy, creamy sandwich.
I over-estimated how much salmon we could chow down, and had plenty left for this heart healthy salmon sandwich.
I like the use of light Ranch dressing in place of light mayonnaise. Not because there was a big difference in calories, but the herby dressing jazzed up what would have been the same old salmon salad.
My advice? Don’t throw that food in the trash. Use your creativity and save a few pennies.
- 8 ounces wild Alaskan Salmon filets, cooked and shredded
- ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup celery, finely chopped
- 1 small carrot , shredded
- 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
- 4 tablespoons Light Ranch Dressing
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 ea Oroweat Sandwich Thins
- Combine ingredients, excluding Orowheat Sandwich Thins in a bowl. Top each sandwich thin with 1/4 of the sandwich mixture and lettuce or spinach as desired.
Mother Rimmy’s cooking light tip . . . pump up the nutrition by shredding veggies like carrots or zucchini into your sandwich. You’ll love the crunch and you’ll get that extra serving of vegetables in for the day.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Salmon is loaded with tryptophan, vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, selenium, protein, vitamins B3 and B12, phosphorus, and magnesium. Salmon is another powerhouse of nutrition that promotes brain health, heart health and healthy blood pressure.
I prefer Wild Alaskan salmon. It’s a bit pricier, but farmed fish contains more inflammatory-producing omega-6 fatty acids, as well as antibiotics to eliminate disease and parasites. In contrast, wild salmon has more protein, fewer omega-6 fatty acids, and is considerably higher in omega-3 fatty acids. What a powerhouse of nutrition for heart health!
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 8.75g
Total Carbs: 7.95g
Dietary Fiber: 10.79g
Weight Watchers Points 3
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.