Consuming just six ounces of fish each week reduces one’s risk of cardiovascular disease by more than one-third, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. The American Heart Association echoes these sentiments advising individuals to eat fish twice a week to reap the benefits of lowering one’s heart rate, blood pressure and improving one’s blood vessel function. Salmon is a great choice when it comes to fish! It’s loaded with Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which benefits cardiovascular health and brain function. Salmon is a excellent source of protein and lower in saturated fat than red meat, making it a heart healthy fish. Consider swapping out burger patties one night and give this tasty salmon cakes recipe a try.
This recipe serves four adults
1 tsp grated lemon peel 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cans (6 oz each) boneless salmon, drained and crumbled ¼ cup breadcrumbs ¼ cup green onions chopped 1 egg white ¼ tsp pepper
½ cup plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp dill ¼ tsp garlic powder Sea salt to taste
Combine Greek yogurt, lemon juice, dill, garlic powder and salt in small bowl. Cover and chill in refrigerator.