I know that 'processed foods' tend to be frowned upon, but canned salmon is an excellent source of all that salmon-y goodness, and it won't go bad in a week if you forget to cook it. I mean, there's a lot to be said for the convenience of canned fish.
The key to keeping canned salmon healthful is to choose the right recipes. Combine your canned salmon with fresh ingredients and try to avoid huge globs of mayonnaise, tons of cheese or other high-calorie foods. Simply serve canned salmon on whole grain bread with lettuce and sliced tomato or add it to your garden salad to make a meal of it.
Pro Tip: most cans of salmon also contain bones and skin, which most people don't seem to mind. But if you're like me and totally grossed out over the idea of fish bones in your food, just read the labels and look for the 'fancy' brands.