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Tropical Salmon with Sweet Potato Mash

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Lately, I’ve found on Instagram that y’all are interested in seeing nutrition and macro info for the food I eat.

Truthfully, I’m not super keen on tracking every bite I put in my mouth for the rest of my life.

But I’m also aware that most people don’t have any clue as to the total calorie and macro composition of their daily diet.

And unfortunately, in the real food, Paleo community, being oblivious to that can actually cause harm in the long run.

Whether you are way too low carb, or simply undereating in general, having some level of macro-awareness is crucial for fueling your body appropriately and avoiding the dangers of long term undereating.

Knowing how many of you struggle with undereating, that’s why I’ve created…

fed for real RECIPES!

Every Thursday I’ll publish a real food, gluten-free recipe that provides a good balance of protein, carbs, and fat to fuel your body and reach your health and fitness goals.

These full meal recipes will help ensure your body is well fed for real!

Generally these will be higher carb meals than the ones you might be used to seeing on typical Paleo websites.

I want to provide recipes that allow you to get the carbs they need to fuel your workouts, your hormones, and your daily life in general.

Feel free to tweak the portion sizes as necessary to better align with your personal macronutrient needs.

(And consider working with me if you have no idea what you should be doing with your macro balance!)

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Recipe of the week

TROPICAL Salmon with Sweet Potato Mash

Salmon and mashed sweet potatoes with an island twist!

This simple salmon recipe is made with ingredients that pack an anti-inflammatory punch.

It’s a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids, phytonutrients (beneficial plant chemicals), antioxidants and the best part… sunny, tropical vacation vibes.

Enjoy these macro balanced recipes!

salmon recipe

TROPICAL Salmon with Sweet Potato Mash


Prep time: 10 min / Cook time: 35 min / Total time: 45 minutes

1 serving =  657 calories, 33g fat, 39g protein, 52g carbs, 8g fiber


  • 3.5 cups Sweet Potato, peeled, cubed
  • ½ cup Coconut milk or cream, full fat
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • ½ cup Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ tsp Ginger, grated
  • 1 Tb Olive oil or fat of choice
  • 2 (5oz each) filets Wild Alaskan Salmon
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 heads Bok Choy, washed and trimmed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Combine sweet potatoes, coconut milk, and ginger in a large saucepan. Cover with lid and cook on low heat. Stir occasionally. Cook until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork ~30 minutes.
  2. Pre­heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive to coat the pan. Add the salmon filets to the pan, skin side down. Drizzle over lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook salmon for ~4 minutes or until flesh has changed to a lighter pink ¾ up the thickness of the filet. Flip the filet’s over and cook for an extra 1-2 minutes. Remove salmon from heat.
  4. Set up a steaming pot over a saucepan of boiling water and steam the bok choy for 2-3 minutes until bright green but still slightly firm
  5. Remove sweet potatoes from heat, pour in lime juice and cilantro, season with salt and pepper and mash with a hand held masher until soft and fluffy.
  6. Serve one salmon filet with half the volume of mashed sweet potato and bok choy. Enjoy!

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