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Delicious Salmon Cakes!

Salmon cakes for dinner tonight! The kiddos love these (with ketchup- lol!) and I like them for healthy omega-3s and they taste so good! 


Why add salmon into your meal plans?


When it comes to nutrition, few foods can match the impressive profile of salmon. This delicious fish offers a host of health benefits, thanks to its rich content of omega-3 fatty acids and high-quality protein. In this blog, we'll explore the many advantages of incorporating salmon into your diet.


  1. Abundant Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

  • Heart Health: Omega-3s are known to support cardiovascular health by reducing the risk of heart disease. They can lower triglyceride levels, decrease blood pressure, and improve the elasticity of blood vessels.

  • Brain Boost: DHA, in particular, plays a crucial role in brain development and function. Consuming salmon may help enhance cognitive function and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

  • Inflammation Control: Omega-3s have potent anti-inflammatory properties, making salmon a valuable addition to an anti-inflammatory diet. This can help alleviate symptoms of conditions like arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

  1. High-Quality Protein:

  • Muscle Maintenance: Protein is essential for repairing and building muscle tissue, making it an ideal food for active individuals and athletes.

  • Satiety: A protein-rich meal, like salmon, can help you feel fuller for longer, reducing the temptation to snack on unhealthy foods.

  • Metabolism Boost: Protein has a thermic effect, meaning it burns more calories during digestion than fats or carbohydrates. This can aid in weight management.

  1. Rich in Essential Nutrients:

  • Vitamin D: Salmon is one of the few natural dietary sources of vitamin D, which is crucial for bone health, immune function, and overall well-being.

  • B Vitamins: Salmon provides several B vitamins, such as B12, niacin, and riboflavin, which are important for energy production, nervous system function, and red blood cell formation.

  • Selenium: Selenium acts as an antioxidant, helping protect cells from damage, and plays a role in thyroid health.

  1. Supportive of Weight Management:

  • Appetite Control: Protein and omega-3s help regulate appetite, making it easier to control calorie intake.

  • Metabolism: The nutrient combination in salmon supports a healthy metabolism, aiding in weight loss and maintenance.


salmon cakes, gluten free, salmon

Here is the recipe- enjoy


Gluten free and dairy free Salmon Cakes:


3 cans of wild salmon 

2 eggs

1/2 cup gluten free bread crumbs (Sub almond flour or pork rind crumbs to make low carb!)

1 small onion diced in food processor (can also use 1/4 cup minced onion)

2 tsp mayo (avocado mayo) 

1/2 tsp salt2 cloves garlic minced (can substitute with 1 tsp garlic powder) 

Mix together.

Make cakes. 

Cook on the stove in a pan using grass-fed butter or coconut oil.



Tips:

If you don't have bread crumbs you can use gluten free croutons and mix them up in the food processor. (It's easy to make your own croutons using the crusts of gluten free bread! Cut up add olive oil and seasoning of your choice. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees stirring occasionally)

If you want to bake instead Cook for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.


salmon, gluten free
Served with asparagus and cauliflower rice.




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