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After weeks of rain, summer's here in Kansas City. My favorite thing about the season? Being more active and sharing fun times with friends. I invited some of my BFF's over for a walk. We have a gorgeous park with a hiking trail at the end of our street the perfect setting to unwind after a day of work. After we planned to have dinner, I chose a SPLENDA® Brand SWEET SWAPS recipe. Since Copper River Salmon is in season, I had it marinate while we headed to the park.
My friends are real troopers. Since we've had a lot of rain lately, the temperatures have been pretty mild. However, this night it was in the upper 90's. Our trail is a half-mile long with exercise stations set up along the route. While we weren't ambitious enough to do pull-ups, we enjoyed the trail and all the scenery. Especially the deck and pond at the end. Then we walked back to my home to have dinner- much of which I prepped before we left.
Did you know thhe SPLENDA® brand encourages people to make smart choices by providing recipes that swap out full sugar? The SWEET SWAPS™ recipe I chose for the party, Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Salmon, called for SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend in the marinade and it was simple to make. Just a few ingredients mixed together in a bowl and then tossed into a bag with the salmon to marinade for two hours.. So simple. Since it was 95 degrees out and I didn't want to stand outside at the grill because I'm a wimp, I chose to wrap it in foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
The result? The salmon turned out perfect and it was absolutely delicious. Served with a spinach salad topped with walnuts, raspberries and feta cheese, it was a very tasty light dinner after a hot walk. I love simple recipes that can be part of a balanced lifestyle and my girlfriends do too. Everyone loved this delicious summer dinner. In fact, my friends were raving about it the next day.
Did you know that swapping out just one cup of sugar with one cup of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener can save more than 600 calories? The salmon recipe I served only has 305 calories and less than .5g of sugar. If you're interested to make smart choices this summer, you'll want to check out all the tips, tricks and delicious recipes on SweetSwaps.com.