Pumpkin Seed Salmon with Maple-Spice Carrots
Thaw fish, if frozen. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with foil; set aside.Advertisement
Combine carrots, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. Arrange the carrots on one-half of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, rinse the fish; pat dry with paper towels. Combine crushed crackers, 3 tablespoons of the pumpkin seeds, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish. Brush the top of the fish with the remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup. Sprinkle with the cracker mixture, pressing to adhere. Place the fish in the baking pan next to the carrots. Lightly coat the top of the fish with cooking spray. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and the carrots are tender.
To serve, divide the carrots among dinner plates and sprinkle with the remaining 2 teaspoons pumpkin seeds. Top with the salmon.
3 medium-fat protein, 2 vegetable, 1 other carbohydrate, 1/2 starch