Quinoa Salmon Salad

Lunch, Dinner
This salad offers a range of healthy vitamins and trace minerals to boost your immune system. It’s packed full of healthy fats such as omega-3.
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Calories596kcal
Carbs13g
Protein34g
Fats46g
For Rest Day
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Performance Benefits

This recipe is a low-carbohydrate meal with a good source of healthy fats and protein, making it perfect for a rest day.

Health Benefits

This recipe provides a healthy source of vitamins D, E and K, as well as providing all of your daily required amount of omega-3.

Expert Tips

A great meal prep option to keep in your fridge for a quick meal.

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 50 g Quinoa
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Salmon fillets (preferably wild or organic)
  • 75 g Baby spinach
  • 1⁄2 Cucumber
  • 1 Avocado (flesh chopped)
  • 1 Red bell pepper (deseeded and diced)
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds (toasted in a dry pan)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground pepper
  • ¼ Lemon (1 tbsp Lemon juice)
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Instructions

  • Rinse the quinoa under cold water. Put into a saucepan and add double the amount of water (about 200ml).
  • Add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan. Add the salmon fillets to the hot pan, flesh side down. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, then turn and cook for a further 4 to 5 minutes. Once cooked, flake the salmon and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa, spinach, cucumber, avocado and red pepper.
  • Arrange the flaked salmon over the top of the salad and sprinkle with the toasted pumpkin seeds.
  • Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil and the lemon juice.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 596kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 34gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 7.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9.7gMonounsaturated Fat: 23.3gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 1562mgFiber: 7.2gSugar: 5.1gVitamin A: 186ugVitamin C: 99mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 3.6mg
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Non athletes who want an understanding of how elite athletes live
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Meet other like minded people who are ambitious and want to improve their habits and knowledge for performance
You do not need to be really Fit to attend this event, people can come for the experience and participate in sessions at their own level

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What's included

3 days of training and mobility
6 education workshops
An event on the final day which will be boat trip or hiking
Breakfast and lunch served onsite
Access to the daveynutrition website for the year (€200)

Presenters & their talking points

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Gemma McGuinness: A resilient mindset for nutrition and life
Eva Hoey: Nutrition Primers For Performance
Emma Brennan: Insights from Rugby Professionals

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Ticket Prices:
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1 year subscription to the website included in the above payment.

Live Like An Athlete, ‘The Athletes Way’

Who should attend this event?

Non athletes who want an understanding of how elite athletes live
Aspiring competitive athletes
People preparing for the season ahead or events like triathlon, marathon, team sports or other sporting endeavors.
Meet other like minded people who are ambitious and want to improve their habits and knowledge for performance
You do not need to be really Fit to attend this event, people can come for the experience and participate in sessions at their own level

4 days of events which include:

Planning the best possible week
Workshops on mindset and time management
Practical nutrition sessions

What's included

3 days of training and mobility
6 education workshops
An event on the final day which will be boat trip or hiking
Breakfast and lunch served onsite
Access to the daveynutrition website for the year (€200)

Presenters & their talking points

Daniel Davey: Building a performance mindset / Sleep strategies for performance
Gemma McGuinness: A resilient mindset for nutrition and life
Eva Hoey: Nutrition Primers For Performance
Emma Brennan: Insights from Rugby Professionals

Places available for the event: 20

Ticket Prices:
Single room: €2000
Double room - sharing: €1750

1 year subscription to the website included in the above payment.

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Ireland's leading performance nutritionist and bestselling author, Daniel Davey, will be launching his new book Eat Up: The Next Level at
St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Friday, 28 October.
Daniel, who has worked with some of Ireland's top elite athletes, will be in conversation with special guests to talk about the connection between mindset, nutrition, sport and high performance. Whether competing at the highest level or trying to run your first 5K, the first steps to achieving your goals are the same.
Daniel’s new book provides fascinating insight into how to understand yourself – both strengths and weaknesses – set a goal, and then build good habits and behaviours to achieve it. Food is central to this conversation, as good food choices affect mood, energy, health and ultimately our ability to perform at a high level.
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Tickets will sell out quickly so book your place today.

Book Launch for Eat Up 28/10/22

Ireland's leading performance nutritionist and bestselling author, Daniel Davey, will be launching his new book Eat Up: The Next Level at St. Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Friday, 28 October.
Daniel, who has worked with some of Ireland's top elite athletes, will be in conversation with special guests to talk about the connection between mindset, nutrition, sport and high performance. Whether competing at the highest level or trying to run your first 5K, the first steps to achieving your goals are the same.
Daniel’s new book provides fascinating insight into how to understand yourself – both strengths and weaknesses – set a goal, and then build good habits and behaviours to achieve it. Food is central to this conversation, as good food choices affect mood, energy, health and ultimately our ability to perform at a high level.
Join us for an inspiring evening of conversation that will energise even the most jaded jogger, uplift the most worn-out powerlifter and tempt the most reluctant of home cooks. This promises to be a brilliant evening of discussion and insights on the minds of high performers.
Ticket price includes a copy of Eat Up: The Next Level (RRP €25) which is packed with easy and nutritious recipes to help you support specific training goals, recover from injury or simply give your immune system a boost.
Tickets will sell out quickly so book your place today.

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