Healthy Delicious Salmon Recipes for Runners

Named one of the most powerful health foods, salmon is great for runners because it not only provides protein for recovery, it also keeps you highly energized by nourishing your thyroid. In addition to being high in protein, salmon is chock-full of omega-3 and iodine which have amazing healing effects on the thyroid. The protein/omega-3/iodine trio in salmon stimulates the thyroid gland to release more triiodothyronine (T3), keeping you more revved and full of energy.

And, last but not least, one of the best things I love about salmon is that it literally takes under 20 minutes to make, so that’s good news for busy folks! Here are some of the best healthy delicious salmon recipes you can easily make.

Unique Salmon Recipes

Healthy Delicious Salmon Recipes for Runners

Another reason to eat more salmon is because it keeps you happy! According to Hyla Cass, MD, consuming more fish is effective at relieving depression, anxiety and even ADHD symptoms better than prescribed medications.

Honey teriyaki salmon with veggies via Cooking Classy

Sweet chili salmon via Rasa Malaysia

Salmon with spinach and feta stuffing via Holly Cleggs

Smoked salmon salad in avocado boats via Willow Bird Baking

Salmon stuffed with creamed spinach via Jersey Bites

Pan-seared salmon with Mediterranean salsa fresca and toasted couscous via The Cozy Apron

Teriyaki salmon via Natasha’s Kitchen

Rainbow salmon skewers via The View From Great Island

Baked salmon and asparagus in foil via Cooking Classy

Cajun salmon via CreoleContessa

Honey garlic salmon via Rasa Malaysia

Thai coconut green curry salmon via The Defined Dish

Firecracker grilled salmon via Delta Faucet

Artichoke and spinach roasted salmon via Little Broken

Honey salmon via Damn Delicious

Salmon quinoa cakes via Little Broke

Cilantro-lime honey garlic salmon via Julia’s Album

Baked salmon meatballs with creamy avocado sauce via Cookin Canuck

Mexican grilled salmon salad via Cooking Classy

Pesto salmon and Italian veggies in foil via Cooking Classy

Sweet and spicy salmon via Skinny Mom

Grilled salmon with avocado salsa via The Cookie Rookie

Honey mustard baked salmon via Rasa Malaysia

Grilled browned butter honey garlic salmon via Cafe Delites

One pan roasted lemon pepper salmon and garlic parmesan asparagus via Cooking Classy

Pecan-crusted honey mustard salmon via Everyday Dishes

One pan lemon herb salmon and zucchini via Damn Delicious

Baked parmesan garlic herb salmon in foil via The Recipe Critic

Honey lime glazed salmon via Chew Out Loud

Orange-Rosemary glazed salmon via Cooking Classy

Honey sriracha salmon via Chef Savvy

Quick and easy balsamic salmon via Eating Bird Food

Chipotle lime salmon via Closet Cooking

Feta and herb crusted salmon via Laughing Spatula

Dijon maple glazed salmon via Joyful Healthy Eats

Cleaning eating baked Thai salmon via iFOODreal

Salmon and summer veggies in foil via Cooking Classy

Perfect balsamic-glazed salmon via Well Plated by Erin

Salmon burgers with avocado salsa via Cooktoria

One sheet pan garlic roasted salmon with Brussels sprouts via Diethood

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Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.
Bretta Riches

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