Lean sources of protein are beneficial to include in your healthy eating plan when you want to lose pregnancy weight because lean protein keeps you feeling full and assists with muscle repair after exercise.
Salmon is an excellent source of lean protein, and also contains good amounts of niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, iron and vitamin B12. While salmon contains fat, it’s mostly of the unsaturated variety and is high in Omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for heart and brain health.
Containing only a handful of fresh ingredients, this super easy recipe is perfect for a midweek dinner or barbecue.


  • 4 fresh salmon steaks
  • 2 lemons, 1 sliced
  • 200 grams green beans, chopped
  • Cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped finely


  • Brush both sides of the salmon fillets with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary and cracked pepper.
  • Place the salmon fillets on pieces of foil big enough to fold over the top of the fillet.
  • Take one of the lemons and squeeze the lemon juice over each of the salmon steaks, until one whole lemon is used up.
  • Place the lemon slices on top of the salmon fillets, then wrap up the salmon fillets up by folding over the foil on each side and at each end.
  • Place the salmon parcels on a medium-hot grill (or barbecue) and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  • While the salmon fillets are cooking, place the green beans in boiling water and cook for a few minutes until just cooked, but still bright green in colour.
  • Serve the salmon fillets with the green beans and some more cracked pepper if desired.

Serves: 4. Calories per serve: 255

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