Recipe: Zero Point Salmon En Papillote Dinner

So I've lost 25 pounds in the last year and want to keep on that train! I'm really working on my healthy eating - this past week I shared my Zero Point Turkey Chili recipe (yum!) and this week - I've got another great ZERO POINT dinner for you! Salmon is the star of this one - but you could easily use chicken breast if you like that better.


Besides being super GOOD FOR YOU - this dish is so easy to make! En papillote sounds fancy - but it just means "in paper" - so you pop all the ingredients in parchment paper - and bake it for 30 minutes. It only takes 5 minutes to put together! That's the kind of meal I need on a weeknight! 



I went through the list of zero point foods and tried to find something that felt starchy - and the butternut squash was perfect! Plus - you can get a bag of it in the freezer department! WooHoo! That starchiness makes it feel like you're eating sweet potatoes - but you've got the zero point factor going on! 

As far as the parchment paper - you can use regular parchment paper - and I did for this because I was out of my favorite parchment bags. With the paper you just sort of bring the sides up and fold them over a few times so it stays together. Then fold the sides under like you're wrapping a gift. I'm not going to lie - I've been known to staple them if I can't get them to stay! Bhahaha! That's why I started buying the bags - they are really great quality and not that expensive.

You will LOVE this salmon en papillote - it's so easy and the Greek yogurt sauce on top is perfect! It adds the creaminess and a much needed sauce. Normally I would have put butter on all of this - but the Greek yogurt was perfect! Definitely no need for butter! Zero points victory!!!! 

Looking for other Weight Watchers-friendly recipes?

Zero Point Turkey Chili
Two Point Breakfast
Seven Point Goulash
One Point Lemon Blueberry Donuts

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Zero Point Salmon en Papillote Dinner

This ZERO POINT dinner is great! The salmon, broccoli & butternut squash are all so good for you! Then sprinkle on some seasoning and add a zero point sauce - and you'll never believe it's zero points!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 35 mins

ingredients


  • 3/4 pound salmon, separated into two pieces
  • 1 broccoli crown, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 bag frozen diced butternut squash
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Lemon Herb Seasoning 
  • 1 5.3 oz cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
  • juice from other 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Lay out two large pieces of parchment paper - (or use parchment bags)
  3. On each piece of parchment paper - lay out a piece of salmon, 1/2 broccoli and 1/2 butternut squash
  4. Sprinkle lemon herb seasoning heavily on salmon and lightly on veggies. (I like Old Bay Lemon Herb Seasoning)
  5. Add 1-2 lemon slices on each packet
  6. Fold parchment paper like wrapping a gift - bring up sides and fold down - then tuck sides under salmon (the bags are easier!) 
  7. Place in oven for 25-30 minutes - until salmon is medium rare
  8. While parchment packs are cooking, make sauce by combining yogurt, lemon juice, dill and salt. Stir and refrigerate until salmon is ready. 
  9. When salmon is ready, serve and top salmon with yogurt sauce! 

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