Zesty Salmon & Lentils

In addition to improving digestion, salmon is one of the most ideal breakfast foods because it's rich in protein. Having protein in the morning stabilises your blood sugar levels, which in turn promotes consistent energy throughout the day. This healthy fish is recommended by most health experts and many diet programmes for its easy-to-digest high protein content and omega-3s. This dish may feel unfamiliar as a breakfast meal but it has a warming and soothing quality that your tummy will thank you for.
Ingredients

2 cups chicken broth

Method
  1. In a medium non-stick pan, combine the broth with the lentils, carrots, and 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. Drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside to cool to lukewarm.
  4. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the lemon juice, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, the cilantro, water, oil, and garlic. Process to a smooth puree and add to the lentils.
  5. Add the watercress and red onion to the lentils and toss to combine.
  6. Roast the salmon. Serve the hot salmon on a bed of the lentil salad.