Fitness & Health

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During the school year, it’s all too easy to let your eating habits slip. To help fight this, the Fulcrum has some essential recipes to keep you full and fit all year long.

When you think of fish, it’s easy to envision a fancy candle lit dinner at a posh restaurant. Instead, try looking to the frozen food aisle at your local Loblaws or Costco. As students we sometimes opt for the easiest choice, and sometimes those selections are not very nutritious. But salmon is another story, since it contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids—nature’s heart medicine—and contains a day’s worth of vitamin D. So, if you’re thinking of staying in all reading week, be sure to grab yourself a pack of salmon on your way out of the grocery store. It will save you an expensive dinner and grace you with a gourmet, yet effortless, meal.


  • 1 skinless salmon fillet
  • A handful of asparagus (or your choice of veggie)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper (optional: paprika)
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Fresh parsley, or chopped thyme, or rosemary


Step 1: Preheat oven to 400° F.

Step 2: Cut a sheet of aluminum foil about 14 inches long.

Step 3: Layer asparagus (or veggie of your choice) in the centre of the foil. Season with salt and pepper and a drizzle with olive oil.

Step 4: In a small bowl, stir together oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a dash of paprika.

Step 5: Rinse salmon, then place on top of the asparagus, brush on the oil mix.

Step 6: Top with lemon and thyme. Wrap sides of foil inward over salmon then fold to enclose the salmon.

Step 7: Place foil pouches on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven and cook for 25-30 minutes.