Cumin is a spice with a nutty and peppery taste, and the only ingredient you really need to turn another salmon dinner into more exotic cuisine instantly. Add a side of sweet potato (and, if you like, steamed spinach), and you get high protein, healthy fats, and clean carbs in a meal that’s ready in minutes.

Fit Fact: Cumin can raise your body temperature, kickstarting your metabolism and encouraging more fat loss.


  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 8 oz salmon
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚. Grease a baking dish with butter and season the fish with cumin, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the fish (skin-side down) and sweet potato in the dish and bake 20 minutes. Plate and serve.
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