Honey Balsamic Glazed Salmon {paleo}

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday :) Hope you have been having a great week and are enjoying the spring weather… finally! What’s new with you? Did you follow the marathon? Every story I have read is just beautiful.

I can’t believe we are leaving to London tomorrow. Craziness. I’m packed (obvs over-packed) and so ready to be there! Our flight is tomorrow night… eeeeeeeeek!

Other than that, life has been pretty ho-hum. I had my exam on Monday – I passed, yay! I started on the next course, which I am loving more than the first one because it applies the principles to everyday life. I am so glad I decided to go back to school.

It’s also really nice to have Les home for the summer. She’s obviously my favorite person to adventure with (Peru!) and I am starting to love her foodie-company now too. We went to Bolt Fresh Bar for lunch this week. It was fresh (duh), delicious but I inhaled it in 2.5 seconds. It would have been perfect with a piece of grilled chicken. So I obviously had some when I got home.

Anyways, I’m getting really off track and all over the place. Salmon.

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It’s usually “every man for themselves” at my house for meals. We of course eat together and sometimes have family dinners together where we all pitch in, but the idea is that we are all adults who like different things and can fend for ourselves. It’s legit.

So I’ve gotten pretty used to cooking for one. But since Les has been back, I’ve been trying to be a good sister and cook for the both of us – she helps too but I enjoy cooking, so why not? And it’s nice to have someone to cook for – oh hello single life, we meet again.

It’s a fun challenge to change up my meals and cater to someone else’s palette rather than my own. Friends with significant others, I am sure you can relate. There are lots of things Les and I both love. Like salmon. I don’t buy salmon too often anymore (um, yeah, budget) and I usually just bake it up in the oven with a bit of seasoning. But last time, I made this super easy honey-balsamic mixture. This is definitely something Les would like too and it’s so easy to double or triple the ingredients to cater to the number of mouths that you’re feeding.

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Before I leave you with this simple and delicious recipe: be sure to check out my post today on Deryn’s blog kicking off the start of her REAL stories series: Relatable, Everyday, Amazing Ladies. Here’s a sneak peak:

“Forget the calories. Forget the clock. Forget the low-fat. Forget hours on the elliptical. Nourish your body, eat more real foods and get sweaty.”

Please join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #weareREAL. Deryn will be stopping by on Monday with her inspirational story, I can’t wait! I’m finishing up a post on being a food snob for Friday and then I should be back next Wednesday with a quick recap of our time in Londy. That’s the plan :)

If you care to follow along with the food, fitness and fun while I’m traveling – Instagram is my spot. And cross your fingers that the rain stays away for us.

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Honey Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Ingredients (For one)

  • 1- 8 ounce wild salmon fillet
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic, crushed



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a small baking sheet with tin foil – set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine balsamic, honey, ginger and garlic.

3. Use a brush (or spoon) to spread approx. a third of the balsamic-honey glaze onto the salmon.

4. Bake for 15 minutes (or until the inside is opaque – not shiny) basting the salmon with the remaining glaze every 5 minutes.

5. Enjoy!

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30 thoughts on “Honey Balsamic Glazed Salmon {paleo}

  1. That salmon recipe looks simple yet delicious. I cook most nights for me and the J man but a couple of times a week he cooks too (luckily for me he is GREAT at cooking). I normally meal plan and then we hit shops on a Sunday – I actually love doing it – easily pleased or just sad? ha. It is forecast rain all weekend, massive boo – but hopefully it will be wrong – it normally is! Not long now – exciting!

  2. Have so much fun in London!!!! I’m sooo jealous. So jealous. And I can’t even stow away in your luggage because I really really do need to be studying. I should really be doing that now actually. #bloggerproblems

  3. Girllll we are on similar honey-salmon pages :) It is the best. Now I’ll just have to wait until it goes on sale again (whyyyyyyy must it be so expensive?!) to give this a try. Have fun in London–over-packing is the only way to pack!

  4. I”ve been waiting for this delicious recipe! I love love love salmon! But like you, I try to only buy it when it’s on sale. This recipe looks so good, and so easy! If salmon is on sale next week I am adding this to my meal plan! :)

  5. Hi Amy, I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and have been following you religiously ever since! 5 yrs ago I was going to university and living in Ontario, so reading your stories brings back memories for sure…now I am a working mom and appreciate so much your simplicity in the food that you make. A lot of healthy food blogs are creative with food, yes, but in reality so many of us have no time or energy to spend hours making dishes. You make being healthy simple and easy, and it just makes sense. I especially love your food prep posts. Keep em coming! Would especially love to see prep-ahead lunch suggestions for summer. Have a great time in London!

    1. Hi Jessica! Thank you for such a sweet comment and I am so happy you enjoy reading and can relate :) Simple and easy is what I love! I actually have been thinking about doing another lunch prep post as I have some new ideas but I did write this post a few months ago: https://thelittlehoneybee.com/2014/02/11/making-a-nutritious-meal-packing-lunches-fit-tip-tuesday/
      I hope you find that helpful for the time being! Thanks for the well wishes, hope you are having a great week.

  6. I love love love salmon, lady. I am definitely trying this out! When I want salmon but want to stick to my budget, I will just get a little piece and then bulk up my meal with other things so I can still get my craving. Enjoy London!! Can’t wait to hear about it!!

  7. Yum yum yum! My mini-family of just Kevin and I follows very similar principles to your family. Most of the time, we cook for ourselves, even if we’re eating at the same time, but sometimes we team up and cook together or I’ll cook for both of us! HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!

  8. Your salmon looks lovely! Will totally make this next time salmon is on offer at the store!

    Enjoy London – such a shame we weren’t down there at the same time! can’t wait to hear how you get on at CrossFit London, something david and I will be doing next time we are down there, hopefully in a few months time :-)

  9. Congrats on the exam lady, well done!! And enjoy London. Wave from over there – we are only 1hour and 10 minutes flight time away from each other!!
    I LOVE salmon and actually just put some in the freezer to cook up on the weekend. Will youse your recipe for sure.

  10. My husband and youngest son will love this!!!
    I usually cook for 4 (2 of which are teen age boys!) – thankfully they are good eaters so I can cook just about anything!
    Have fun in London!

  11. Yayyy thanks for this!! I’m all about getting all the salmon recipes lately! It’s hands down my favorite food and it’s so easy and versatile. It is pricey so I move things around in my budget to afford it. Booo budgets. I cook for one :)

  12. Yummm looks fab. And I LOVE what you said about forgetting the low-fat, low-cal, hours on the elliptical BS… all about nourishing our bodies in a healthy way. I am so going to be using that hash tag!! So inspirational. Xoxoxo

  13. I love salmon and this recipe sounds delicious! It’s been so expensive lately so I haven’t been buying it but just saw Fresh Wild King on sale at Sprouts! Heading there this weekend to stock up!

  14. I think I’m going to give this a try with tempeh! I love this salty/sweet combo going on! And to answer your Q, I cook for two other people -and I’m the cook, so I make what I feel like every night! hehe. It’s one of the benefits :)

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