These healthy salmon patties are a great meal prep protein option.
Serve them hot with dinner and then use the leftovers the next day to top a salad! If you are tired of tuna or grilled chicken, give healthy salmon patties a try! I even snuck in a few extra veggies.
Canned foods often get a bad rep however they can be very nutrient dense! One serving of canned salmon can provide up to 16 grams of protein, heart healthy fats and multiple micronutrients. Yes, it’s higher in sodium but by pairing canned salmon with fresh veggies it still can be a part of a healthy balanced meal.
Salmon patties were definitely a dinner staple growing up in Alaska. Get creative with salmon recipes to meet your weekly recommendation of 3-4 servings! I am bias as an Alaskan dietitian but the benefits of including salmon regularly in your diet are awesome!
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Healthy Salmon Patties Nutrition Info:
Canned Salmon: contains protein, omega 3s, vitamin D, B vitamins, phosphorus and selenium. Salmon consumption has been linked to anti-inflammatory properties, brain, heart and bone health and is a protein source to keep you full longer.
Spinach: is low in carbs but high in insoluble fiber which may improve digestion. Spinach also has high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium. This leafy veggie may decrease oxidative stress, improve eye health, and help prevent heart disease and cancer.
Butternut Squash: is low in calories but high in many nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. The high antioxidant content of butternut squash may reduce your risk of certain conditions, including heart disease, lung cancer, and mental decline.