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Healthy Recipe For Recovery: Easy Garlic Salmon & Asparagus In Foil

Health In Recovery

Healthy eating is important for all of us, but it’s especially crucial for recovering addicts who are building up their mental and physical energy. The right nutrients aid in healing the body and producing more feel-good chemicals in the brain. But not all foods are treated equal. So how can you choose a great tasting meal that provides you with the right nutrients?

You’re in luck! We have a delicious and nutritious meal to help you out. This tasty Garlic Salmon and Asparagus in Foil recipe is brought to you by Cooking Classy. It’s full of flavor, simple to prepare and chock full of essential nutrients. It’s also a quick and easy clean up.

Salmon alone is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin B6 and selenium. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids (which have been shown to improve brain function) and protein. Asparagus is another winner packed with fiber, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K. Top the recipe off with fresh herbs and lemon, and you’re fueling the body with the right balance of nutrients.

Let’s get started.

Garlic Salmon And Asparagus In Foil


Healthy Recipe For Recovery Easy Garlic Salmon And Asparagus In Foil

  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 lb asparagus, tough ends trimmed
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • Fresh dill sprigs, or chopped fresh thyme, rosemary or parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut four sheets of aluminum foil into separate pieces that are around 14-inches in length.
  • Divide the asparagus up into four separate portions and place them onto the foil. You should have about 8 spears for each one.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the oil and garlic. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of the mixture onto the asparagus. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  • Rinse the salmon fillets. Season the bottom of each fillet with salt and pepper. Then place the fillets onto the asparagus.
  • Drizzle 1 teaspoon of the mixture of oil and garlic onto each salmon fillet. Season them with salt and pepper to your liking.
  • To finish off your dish, top the salmon and asparagus with either dill sprigs or fresh herbs and lemon slices.
  • Fold the foil over the salmon and asparagus and place them onto a baking sheet.
  • Cook the salmon for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Unwrap the salmon and serve it with a healthy side such as quinoa or brown rice. Enjoy!

Enjoy! If you like this recipe, be sure to check out more healthy and delicious recipes on our Pinterest board!

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Personalized Addiction Treatment In San Jose

Summit Estate Recovery Center provides personalized addiction treatment options in the San Jose area for those struggling with drug or alcohol. We will design a custom treatment regimen that caters to you or your loved one’s individual needs and goals. As part of our nutrition program, we also provide delicious and healthy gourmet cuisine for our clients.

Our caring and professional staff will treat you with the care and compassion you deserve. Call us now.

The Importance Of Nutrition Counseling And Eating Well In Rehab

While balanced nutrition is important for everyone, it is especially vital for those who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. It’s simply a fact that malnutrition is often an unfortunate consequence of addiction. And, the poor eating habits that frequently go hand-in-hand with addiction often lead to a host of additional physical, mental, and emotional problems.

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Interestingly, only fat contains more calories per gram than alcohol. Because of this, individuals who are addicted to alcohol will experience a sense of fullness after eating very little. Consuming large quantities of empty calories in alcohol leads to poor eating habits and malnutrition. Those who abuse drugs have a similar experience, as well. Alcohol and drugs actually prevent the body from properly absorbing and breaking down nutrients. Thus, even the addicts who are consuming balanced diets suffer from some amount of malnutrition.

Nutrition Counseling In Rehab

Nutrition counseling in addiction treatment plays an important role in recovery because it helps build the foundation for new habits and a healthier way of life. We believe a healthy diet must be incorporated into an individualized treatment program. This is why we offer nutrition counseling to help our clients understand their individual nutritional needs and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.

A Healthier Way Of Eating And Living

At Summit Estate, we have chefs on staff to prepare balanced, nutritious meals that are created specifically for our clients’ enjoyment. Our inpatient gourmet cuisine is made with fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. Breads and desserts are made from scratch daily.

Gourmet Meal-Nutrition Counseling In Rehab-Summit EstateThe right mix of protein and carbohydrate-rich foods can greatly help with cravings during the early stages of recovery and provide energy and a more balanced, positive outlook. With a healthy diet, our clients may begin to experience many of the positive benefits of recovery sooner including restored energy, elevated mood, and fewer cravings.

Balanced meals and snacks can also help strengthen the body, the mind, and the spirit to provide greater ability to resist temptation and to prevent relapse.

The Benefits Of Individualized Meals

As part of an individualized treatment program, meals are adapted to address each client’s specific health needs and food preferences. Our nutritional counselors can work with clients and our in-house chefs to ensure meals are nutritious and enjoyable.

Get Help Now!

If you’re ready to embrace recovery and start a more healthful way of life, we encourage you to call us now. We are here to help.

Call Now To Learn More About Our Nutrition Counseling & Other Individualized Treatment Programs!

*Please note that we receive nutritional counseling services through an external provider – the cost is not included in the cost of your stay with us.