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National Nutrition Month – Salmon Sweet Potato Cakes

Each March, Centegra joins the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in celebrating National Nutrition Month. The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” and encourages everyone to adopt eating and activity habits that focus on eating the right amount of food for you, making informed food choices, and getting daily activity. At Centegra, we realize that each person has unique nutrition needs and with a variety of programs to choose from, we are sure to have the right program for you. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists work with you to set personalized nutrition goals to help you change your habits for long term success. Call 877-Centegra to schedule your meet and greet information session!

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Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into small chunks
Salmon fillets, 18 oz total
1 cup white wine
1 bay leaf
Black pepper
1 Tbsp seafood seasoning
1 1/2 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp thyme leaves, finely chopped
1 Tbsp hot sauce
2 scallions, finely chopped
3-4 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil

  1. Place potatoes into a small pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Drain, then return the potatoes to the pot and mash.
  2. Meanwhile, place salmon into a skillet with the wine, bay leaf and enough water to come to the top of the fillets, but do not cover. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to a simmer and poach until opaque, about 8-10 minutes. Remove the skin and transfer the salmon to a bowl. Flake fish with a fork and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add mashed sweet potatoes, seafood seasoning, 1/2 of the breadcrumbs (3/4 cup), egg, thyme, hot sauce, scallions and dill. Mix to combine.
  3. Add olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat. Form salmon into 6 patties, coat with remaining cracker crumbs, and place into skillet until both sides are light golden, or about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve alongside a green leafy salad.

Nutrition Information per cake (6 cakes total): 270 calories; 21 gm protein; 10 gm fat; 2 gm saturated fat; 22 gm carbohydrate; 1.3 gm fiber; 366 mg sodium; 47% vitamin B12; 50% selenium; 1 gm omega-3 DHA
Exchanges: 1.5 Starch; 3 Protein

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