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20 Easy Salmon Meal Prep Ideas

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Love salmon but bored of eating it the same way? Spice up your meal prep with these salmon meal prep recipes.
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We all want to lead healthy lives, but sometimes life gets in the way. And when that happens, our plans to stay healthy, fall by the wayside.

Plans to eat healthy meals, for instance. Then, we start feeling sick and tired, and sick of being tired.

One way you can stay on the health wagon is to prep your meals. By spending a bit of time prepping your food during the weekend, you can have all your meals set for the whole week.

So, you’re less tempted to eat convenient junk food. And talking about food, one of the best foods you can eat is salmon.

Salmon is an excellent source of protein. Protein helps keep you full, so you’re not reaching for unhealthy snacks later on.

Salmon is also packed with brain-boosting omega-3s. As a bonus, it is packed with selenium, a powerful antioxidant.

And unlike beef and chicken, salmon takes less time to cook. So it is the perfect food for meal prep.

Today, I’m sharing 20 Salmon Meal Prep Ideas. All these meals are delicious and will save you time… time to work out, or do whatever else that helps keep you happy and healthy.

Make sure you have some meal prep containers to store all that tasty food. By storing it in airtight containers, you will keep your food fresh longer.

I like these glass storage containers here because they will keep your food fresh for longer. Also, they’re just more environmentally friendly.

So, what are you waiting for? Dig right in!

1. Orange Ginger Glazed Salmon Recipe

Orange Ginger Glazed Salmon

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Looking for an elegant yet easy high protein meal prep idea? Give this a try.

This salmon dish is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. Get out your fancy dinnerware.

It is sweet and tangy, with just a hint of heat. So, it’s perfect for your entire family.

The key to it being so flavorful is the marinade. You’ll want to use this marinade on everything.

To make it, just mix together some fresh ginger, garlic cloves, sesame oil, honey, orange juice, soy sauce, and green onion.

If you like it spicier, feel free to add some jalapeno peppers.

Serve with rice and steamed broccoli. Use this simple steaming basket to steam your vegetables; it’s much easier to use and very cheap to buy.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 306
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 15g

Recipe

2. Easy Air Fryer

Easy Air Fryer Salmon

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Christmas is a magical time of the year. Everyone seems just a bit nicer.

And a bit heavier too. With all those goodies, we’re bound to gain a couple of pounds.

But, what if you want to beat the Christmas bulge? Serve up some of this fried salmon.

It is seasoned with cardamom so that it will put you in the holiday spirit. And it’s much healthier for you too.

That’s because you’re not deep-frying it. Instead, you’re using an Air fryer.

So, you use much less oil and save a ton of calories too. If you don’t yet have an air fryer, there’s good quality and low budget one here.

Serve with some air-fried asparagus spears.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 161
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g

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3. Flaky Oven Baked Salmon Recipe

Flaky Oven Baked Salmon

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Are you looking for a dinner that your whole family will love? Serve them this!

This tender, flaky salmon will have them coming back for seconds. So make sure you make enough.

It’s pretty simple to make. All you need are 4 simple ingredients: salmon, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and fresh dill.

After seasoning your salmon, place it on a non-stick baking sheet. And then let your oven do the baking.

Aside from being tasty, it’s also packed with protein. So, it’s great for growing kids.

Serve with steamed green beans and some butter. Yum! It’s a lovely high protein lunch meal that you can bring to work!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 291
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbs: 0.6g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: 0g

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4. Mediterranean

Mediterranean Salmon Sheet Pan

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Meal prep is great. But what’s not so great are all those dirty pots and pans.

The last thing you want to do at the end of meal prepping is washing pots. That’s where this sheet pan dish comes in handy.

It’s yummy and packed with Mediterranean flavors. From the seasonings to the veggies.

You have artichokes, two different types of olives, heirloom tomatoes, artichokes, and even asparagus.

And salmon, of course. So you have a complete meal all on one sheet.

After making this, you may just want to say, “Winner, winner, salmon dinner!”

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 628
  • Fats: 43g
  • Protein: 52g
  • Carbs: 7g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g

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5. Summer Squash & Dill Burgers

Dill Salmon Burgers

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Everybody loves hamburgers and hotdogs. But sometimes you want a change.

These salmon burgers are a nice change. They’re crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside… just like your “regular” burgers.

The Dijon mustard adds a bit of heat. But the surprise ingredient is the summer squash.

It adds some sweetness and balances the savory side of the burger. And it’s a great way to get those veggies in.

Making them is pretty easy. Just combine your ingredients and shape your mixture into patties.

Then bake on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Serve on a bun or lettuce leaves.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 90
  • Fats: 3g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

6. Sweet Chili

Sweet Chili Salmon

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I like my salmon savory, as I’m sure many of you do too. But, sometimes it’s nice to change it up.

This salmon is different than your regular salmon. It is sweet, savory, has umami flavor, and has a hint of heat to boot. It is a party in your mouth.

The key to all the amazing flavors is the marinade. Soy sauce adds umami, while garlic paste adds savory notes.

Meanwhile, the honey gives it that golden sweet taste. And the chili flakes add a bit of heat. If you like it hotter, feel free to add more chili flakes. 

After your salmon has finished marinating, you’ll be baking it in the oven. Keep a good eye on your salmon so that it doesn’t get overcooked.

Not sure how to check if your salmon is ready? Check to see if it flakes easily with a fork.

If it does, you’re good to go. To be on the safe side, also check to see if your salmon has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. This food thermometer will come in handy.

Once your salmon is done, add corn, carrots, edamame, and some rice. Bon appetit!

If you want to keep this recipe lower in carbs, make cauliflower rice instead. You will need a good quality food processor like this one to make that happen.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 365
  • Fats: 13g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 20g

Recipe

7. Chilli Garlic Salmon

Chilli Garlic Salmon

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Craving Thai takeout? Have this instead!

This salmon dish is a delicious mix of flavors. You’ve got your sweet, spicy, sour, and salty.

The sweet potatoes and the tenderstem broccoli complete the meal. Tenderstem broccoli is a cross between Chinese kale and broccoli.

If you don’t have tender stem broccoli, not to worry, simply use broccoli… It will still taste great.

And since this is a sheet pan meal, you spend less time washing up. Now, that is a winner in my books!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 568
  • Fats: 33g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbs: 29g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 6g

Recipe

8. Breaded Honey Mustard

 Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Salmon

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Here’s another sheet pan dish. After all, who doesn’t love sheet pan dishes?

It’s a nice take on your typical meat and potatoes. Except you have potatoes, salmon, and broccoli.

The salmon is crusted with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. What you get is salmon that is crispy on the outside and flaky tender on the inside.

But that’s not all. It’s also sweet and spicy. That’s because of the spicy-sweet marinade you’ll be using.

This marinade goes great not only on salmon but white fish too. So, it’s pretty handy.

Besides being delicious, this meal is pretty nutritious too. In fact, it provides almost 50% of your daily fiber requirements… eating healthy couldn’t be healthier.

If you like your salmon crusting extra-crisp, just broil on high for 2 minutes after your salmon has finished cooking.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 500
  • Fats: 26g
  • Protein: 41g
  • Carbs: 110g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 34g

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9. Salmon Steak Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon Steak Sheet Pan

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Looking for a tasty low carb sheet pan dinner? Give this a try!

On the menu are juicy salmon steaks and beautifully roasted asparagus. All covered in a creamy garlic butter sauce with Parmesan cheese…delish.

And one serving has only 6 grams of net carbs. That because you’re using asparagus, a low carb veggie.

Besides being low carb, asparagus is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. So, it’s good for your immune system.

It is also rich in antioxidants. So gobble up that asparagus!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 372
  • Fats: 27g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 3g

Recipe

10. Easy Southern

Salmon Croquettes

Credit: recipesfromapantry.com

Craving for some good old southern comfort? Make these salmon croquettes!

These salmon patties are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. And they’re packed with flavor.

The capers add saltiness, while the shallots add savory notes. And the cayenne pepper adds a bit of heat. Like the heat? Pile on the cayenne pepper!

And they’re super easy to make. That’s because you’re using canned salmon to make them.

Besides being convenient, canned salmon is also budget-friendly. So, you can eat like a king on a tight budget.

Now, canned salmon tends to be high in sodium. So, try and look for no-sodium added canned salmon.

Serve with homemade fries or make low carb chips to make it a little healthier. For this recipe, make sure you have a good quality iron skillet at home like this one.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 278
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 2g

Recipe

11. Salmon With Parsley Sauce

Salmon With Parsley Sauce

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Don’t you just love how they serve salmon at fancy restaurants? They’re always able to get the salmon skin nice and crispy!

With this salmon recipe, you can do it yourself. And save tons of money not eating out.

The salmon is tender and flaky on the outside while the skin is crispy perfection.

All topped with a garlic parsley sauce. It makes eating salmon so yummy.

To make the skin super crispy, you’ll be cooking your salmon skin side down. You won’t be flipping your salmon at all, so make sure you season both sides well.

You’ll be cooking it in a skillet on the stove first until it is cooked halfway. Then, simply transfer your skillet to the oven, and let it finish cooking…that’s the secret to crispy skin.

You’ll need to use an oven-safe skillet. Cast iron skillets are a perfect choice.

Not only are they oven-safe, but they add much-needed iron to your salmon. If you need a cast-iron skillet for this one as well.

And to make it a meal, serve with some bacon-wrapped asparagus.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 485
  • Fats: 44g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

12. Sriracha Teriyaki

Sriracha Teriyaki Salmon

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Need dinner ready in 1, 2, 3? Then give this recipe a try.

Nicely seared salmon is covered in a sticky teriyaki sauce. It will have you licking your fingers and your plate.

All served with sauteed sugar snap peas. And topped with sesame seeds for a nice crunch.

The best part is that it takes less than 30 minutes to make. And you only use one skillet.

So, less time cleaning up and more time relaxing.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 159
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 19g

Recipe

13. Easy Sheet Pan Chili Lime OrangeSheet Pan Chili Lime Orange Salmon

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Looking for a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies? Serve them this!

You have juicy, super flavorful salmon broiled to perfection. Surrounded by a medley of red, green, and yellow bell peppers.

The key to the salmon being so flavorful is the marinade. It is a nice mixture of tangy and sweet, salty, and heat.

Besides being tasty, this dish is pretty nutritious too. One serving provides almost 50% of your daily vitamin A needs.

And it’s also packed with protein. So, it’s great for growing kids.

Serve with mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 367
  • Fats: 18g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 13g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g

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14. Sesame Crusted Patties

Sesame Crusted Salmon Patties

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Do you love salmon patties? Then, you’ll love these!

They’re super juicy on the inside. The sesame seeds and Panko breadcrumbs make the outside nice and crunchy.

While the fish sauce, lime, ginger, mint, and cilantro add a tasty Thai flavor.

The secret to these patties being so juicy is that you’re using fresh salmon. Most salmon patties use canned salmon, which can get quite dry- if you don’t add enough moisture.

Besides adding a nice crunch, sesame seeds are good for you too. That’s because they’re good sources of magnesium, which may help lower your blood pressure.

Serve with coleslaw.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 404
  • Fats: 25g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 3g

Recipe

15. Baked Salmon Patties With Creamy Lime Sauce

Baked Salmon Patties

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Not a big fan of fried salmon patties? These patties are a great option.

They’re tender on the inside and nicely browned on the outside. The Parmesan cheese is a pleasant surprise.

It not only adds moisture but some cheesiness too. Delish.

While the Dijon mustard adds a bit of heat, and the red bell peppers and greens onions add some freshness.

Best of all, they’re not greasy. That’s because you bake them, so they’re healthier for you.

They’re also low in calories too. So, you can eat more than one and not feel guilty.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 166
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g

Recipe

16. Broiled Salmon With Sweet & Spicy Rub

Broiled Salmon

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Do you want a simple dish that’s ready in under 15 minutes? Then give this a try!

It’s juicy on the inside and has a crispy, sweet outside. Something you don’t usually get from salmon.

The smokiness of the smoked paprika balances the sweetness. While the chili powder adds a little heat.

The secret to it being sweet is that you use coconut sugar in your salmon rub. If you need to stock up on some, you can find some here.

This dish takes only 13 minutes to make. So, it’s perfect for those busy nights.

Serve with some crispy potato fries.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 405
  • Fats: 25g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g

Recipe

17. Stewed With Onions

Stewed Salmon

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Want to enjoy salmon Greek style? Then, try this dish!

This salmon is incredibly moist. And the stew is packed with lots of tender, juicy onions…you can eat them just like that.

Spoiler alert: To make the stew, you don’t use any tomatoes. But it is fantastic just the way it is.

It is sweet and tangy and complements the salmon beautifully.

Serve on a bed of rice.

 Per Serving:

  • Calories: 535
  • Fats: 30g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 12g

Recipe

18. Nicoise Salad

Salmon Nicoise Salad

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Salads are good for you. But, let’s face it: many times it feels like you’re just eating grass.

This salad tastes like anything but grass. It’s colorful, crunchy, salty, sweet, and has a bit of heat.

And it’s packed with delicious ingredients, like salmon, kalamata olives, and hardboiled eggs.

It has some greens too, and veggies like juicy tomatoes, potatoes, and steamed green beans.

So, it’s not only tasty but good for you too. With a salad like this, you’ll want to eat a salad every day.

It can be hit and miss making the perfect boiled egg for this salad. So, to get it just right, you can use an egg maker instead.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 583
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 45g
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 6g

Recipe

19. Salmon Mediterranean Grain Bowl Recipe

Salmon Mediterranean Grain Bowl

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Craving the tastes of Greece? This is sure to satisfy your cravings.

It is full of flavor! From the briny capers to the beautifully sauteed zucchini and eggplants to the yummy olives, and the juicy cherry tomatoes. You can’t get any more Greek than this.

The tangy vinaigrette complements the flaky, tender salmon nicely. And the farro adds a nice nutty taste and is good for you too.

It’s packed with antioxidants. And since it is packed with fiber and protein, it’s pretty filling too.

So, it may help you lose weight. If your local grocery store doesn’t have it, you can find some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 702
  • Fats: 34g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbs: 68g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Sugar: 12g

Recipe

20. Crispy Parmesan Dill

Crispy Parmesan Dill Salmon

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Breaded salmon is a nice change from regular salmon. But if you’re on a low carb diet, it’s a no-no.

That’s because of the breading. Just ¼ cup of breadcrumbs has a whopping 14 grams of net carbs.

With this dish, you can enjoy all the crunchiness of breaded salmon without all the carbs.

Apart from the crunchy breading, you have tender, flaky melt-in your-mouth-salmon. And one serving has only 1.4 grams of net carbs.

The key to it being so low carb is that you use crushed pork rinds as your breading, along with Parmesan cheese.

Pork rinds are a great way to add crunchiness to your meats and fish…without the carbs. If you’re running low on pork rinds, you can find some here.

Serve with some cauliflower rice.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 346
  • Fats: 21.3
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbs: 1.7g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

Conclusion

Which one of these salmon recipes is your favorite? Sharing is caring, so share it with your family and friends!

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