Recipe: Savory Salmon Cakes

"So how many servings of fish do you eat a week?" I ask my clients this daily, and it's usually met by either "Oh, uhh, umm, well we try to eat fish maybe one a week... in the summer... when we can..." or simply crickets. Why is that? I'm sure I'd get a different response if I was asking about chicken or beef (unless you're a vegetarian, of course). But something about fish, it just isn't a staple in many families homes.

Hopefully we all know by now how important it is to get in our Omega 3's for brain health, cardiovascular protection, body composition and more-- and yes, taking a fish oil supplement is important. And yes, you can get Omega-3s from other sources (like hemp, chia, flax and walnut) but there really is no better way to get your omega 3's than right from the most rich source-- heart-healthy fatty fish.

The problems I hear from most people, are that "I just don't like fish", or "Fish is too expensive," or, "I just don't know what to do with it,". Well, aside from a dozen recipes for seafood skeptics and fish lovers alike in the Healthy Mama Life Members Portal, the easiest solution to all three of those problems? Grab a can of salmon and try this recipe. One, it's simple. It doesn't require many ingredients and it's really just mixing, waiting, forming and cooking- very similar to burger patties. Two, It only takes a few minutes to prepare and cook, and it doesn't taste much like fish at all. Especially when paired with some delicious homemade mayonnaise ;). Oh, and it's CHEAP- usually around $2.50 or less for a can of salmon- and you're getting the equivalent of a cooked 5-oz filet. That's quite the deal, if you ask me. So what's stopping you? Get in those omega 3's and enjoy a new quick meal option.

Savory Salmon Cakes Serves 4 3 6 oz cans wild caught salmon 2 eggs 2 tbsp arrowroot or almond flour 2 tbsp fresh chopped herbs (we love using fresh dill) 1/4 cup chopped green onions 2 tsp dijon mustard 1/2 tsp sea salt coconut or avocado oil for cooking 1.Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. 2. Let sit for 5 minutes before rolling into patties. 3. Heat coconut oil in sautee pan to medium-high heat. 4. Form mixture into 3 equal patties (they will be delicate). Carefully place patties onto pan. Let cook until golden, 2-3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook another 2-3 minutes until golden and hot throughout.

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Kristin Dovbniak


I'm Kris! Founder of Healthy Balanced Mama, I'm a holistic health coach, certified intuitive eating counselor, trained chef, and mama of two, and I'm here to guide busy moms like you in stressing less and finding freedom with food through balanced eating and simplified routines around meal planning, meal prep, grocery shopping and cooking with confidence.


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