Paleo Baked Salmon with Peaches & Asparagus is a low carb, Paleo, gluten-free sheet pan dinner that bakes in about 10 minutes! Thanks to the fresh flavors of lemon and peaches, wild caught salmon and bright green asparagus, this is a dinner that tastes good AND you can feel good about.
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I feel about 90 years old saying this – I keep hurting my back.
This is the 3rd time in a year I have pinched the same place in the middle of my back while I was exercising. Different kinds of exercise every time, too, so I can’t pinpoint when it’s going to happen so that I can stay away from the particular activity.
I also tend to get lower back pain no matter how much attention I pay to my core. At 32 years old, I did not expect to start falling apart so soon!
The pain I’m living with this week has me thinking on two things.
The first is – How do people with chronic pain carry on with life? This minor back pain has affected my mood, my patience, my daily routine, and I’m not happy! What would I like be like if I was in pain ALL THE TIME?
The second is – Either I need a chiropractor or physical therapy, but either way I need someone who knows what’s going on inside me to help fix the pain.
What do you do when your attitude is dictated by your circumstance?
Is Wild-Caught Better Than Farm-Raised Fish?
So, Which One Do I Buy?
Are you on a strict budget?
It is recommended that you eat at least two portions of fish a week to maintain a healthy diet. If you are a single person or a married couple with a double income, you can afford to splurge on a wild-caught over farm-raised fish a couple times a week. If, however, you have 3 children and are a one income family, farm-raised fish for 5 people twice a week gets quite expensive. While we want our families to have the healthiest options available, money is a real concern and it needs to play a part in your food decisions.
A new option that I’m beginning to see with the popularity of farmed fish is an Organic option. That will be more expensive than non-organic farm-raised fish, but not quite as expensive as wild-caught and might be a happy medium for a family on a tight food budget.
Are you concerned about sustainability?
Wild-caught fish has been the most popular for so long that we are literally fishing our oceans out of fish which will have long term impacts to sea life of all stages and kinds that we cannot even be aware of yet. If you are concerned about the future of our seas, and our world, and the life in and around it, you may want to consider only buying wild-caught fish occasionally, alternating it with organic farm-raised fish from a trusted fish vendor depending on how often you consume fish.
What are your health concerns?
Are you more bothered by the possible mercury and micro-plastic contamination in wild-caught fish, or does the chemicals and medicines given to farm-raised fish bother you more?
Farmed salmon is found to have equal or greater amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids as wild-caught salmon, but a widely cited study in 2004 found that farmed fish had 10x the amount of PCB, a potentially carcinogenic chemical, than wild-caught fish. It is worth noting, however, that the amount found in farm-raised fish was still less than 2% of the amount that would be considered dangerous.
The issue is, though, that these things build up inside our bodies and we can’t know how they will affect us over time.
So, as you can see, the answer is not an easy one. When making a dish like this Paleo Baked Salmon, take some time to consider what is important to you, and then make an informed decision that you are happy with.
TRY THIS PALEO BAKED SALMON WITH PEACHES & ASPARAGUS FOR DINNER TONIGHT! YOU’RE UNDER 30 MINUTES TO A DELICIOUS BAKED SALMON, SHEET PAN MEAL YOUR WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE.