Looking for a healthy salmon recipe? Many of us don’t each fish often enough. Salmon is loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids and is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals.


Salmon Nutrition Facts

A serving of salmon — 3 to 4 ounces — is about 200 calories. It’s very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein. It’s also one of the best sources of vitamin B12. It’s also bursting in potassium and other nutrients like iron and vitamin D.

Although most states have their own fish consumption advisories and recommended consumption levels, eating at least two servings of fish per week is generally considered part of a healthy diet.

Salmon is an excellent source of:

• Vitamin B12
• Vitamin B6
• Potassium
• Vitamin D
• Selenium
• Phosphorous
• Iodine
• Choline
• Pantothenic acid
• Biotin
• Omega-3 fatty acids

Healthy Salmon Recipe: Air-Fryer Hot-Honey Salmon Bites

Here’s a healthy salmon recipe that makes an easy breakfast or lunch. Using an air fryer makes it even easier. And this recipe for air-fryer hot-honey salmon bites is delicious. Make a bigger portion and you have another meal already prepared.

INGREDIENTS (makes 3 servings)

• 2 Salmon filets, chopped into cubes (392 g)
• 2 tsp Hot honey (10 g)
• 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
• 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
• 1/8 tsp Paprika
• Pinch of black pepper
• 1 tsp Olive oil (5 g)


• Thaw salmon if it’s frozen by placing in the fridge overnight or in a bowl of water for about 30 minutes. (I run under warm water for 10 if needed in a pinch, but don’t quote me!)

• Preheat the air fryer by turning on to 400 while you prep your salmon. (Not essential but it helps!)

• Pat salmon dry and chop into bite-sized cubes.

• Drizzle with hot honey, and sprinkle with seasoning. My measurements are estimates since I really just sprinkle everything on top.

• Spray with a quick mist of olive oil spray and add to your hot air fryer. Cook at 400 for 5-7 minutes. I prefer just five minutes.

• Enjoy on rice bowls or salads, or tucked into tacos or wraps. There’s something extra yummy about perfect little salmon bites! We love them over rice with cucumbers, carrots, avocado, and a little sriracha mayo!


Salmon: Use whatever you love! This is calculated using the Costco Atlantic Salmon. You can definitely use wild-caught which will lower fats quite a bit. Macros using Costco’s frozen wild caught sockeye salmon at 8 fat/6 oz portion = 200 calories, 8 fat, 2.7 carbs, 29.4 protein, 0 fiber. Find in MFP with “Lillie Eats and Tells Hot Honey Salmon Bites, Sockeye.”

Hot honey: This has become so popular, you can find it at most stores near the honey. But you can also just swap in regular honey! We’re not using a lot of it, so it won’t make a huge difference. Hot honey just has a little infused chili and heat. YUM.

Sriracha Mayo: just whisk together a few tablespoons of mayo (we use lite), 1-2 tsp sriracha, and 2-3 tsp water to thin it out. I’ll write this up with calculations soon, but in the meantime, just log the mayo you use (in a slightly lesser portion than you take to account for the water and sriracha!)

NUTRITION (per serving)

Calories: 254kcal
Carbohydrates: 2.7g
Protein: 25g
Fat: 15g

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