Calcium Rich Salmon Patties
Bone mass changes dramatically after menopause. For about the first five years after menopause, women lose bone at the rate of about 2-3% per year and then continue to lose about 1% of bone mass per year until the end of life. During this time, there is a decline in intestinal calcium absorption and an increase in urinary calcium excretion. So, including calcium rich foods in your diet must be a focus! One of the best food sources of calcium is fish, with those soft edible bones, especially salmon and sardines. They contain the same form of calcium, hydroxyapatite, that is in our bones!
- 1.5 cups drained canned wild pink or red salmon (mash the bones with a fork)
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- 2 eggs
- zest of one lemon
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp chopped chives
- 1 tbsp chopped dill
- sea salt and cracked black pepper
- coconut oil for cooking
- lemon wedge for serving
- Combine the salmon, mash, eggs, zest, coconut flour and herbs in a bowl.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Divide the salmon mixture into ten balls, then flatten into patties.
- Heat a little oil a medium frying pan over a medium heat. Fry half the cakes for about one minute or until golden, then turn and fry on the other side for a further one minute or until golden and heated through.
- Repeat with more oil and remaining cakes.
- Serve with lemon wedges.