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Homemade Mackerel and Sweetcorn Pate

Oily fish is something that I’m trying to get my family to eat more of. So I was almost too excited when I came across a huge range of tinned fish in our local Polish delicatassen. To be fair I can’t read Polish but it’s quite easy to work out words like Mackerel and Sardines!

Today was a cold, wet, grey day. Perfect in my mind for a warming jacket potato for lunch. So I whizzed up some Mackerel Pate to go with it. SO SIMPLE and SO DELICIOUS. My toddler had seconds, the baby enjoyed it and there is none left. That is high praise in our house.

Dietitian UK: Mackerel Pate

This also made great weaning food as it is soft, mashable and yet stays on the spoon (my baby likes to feed himself with a pre-loaded spoon).

Mackerel and Sweetcorn Pate
Serves 3
A quick, healthy and omega 3 packed fish pate.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
17 calories
0 g
5 g
2 g
0 g
1 g
5 g
16 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
5g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 17
Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 16mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 0g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g tinned mackerel
  2. 1 tbsp cream cheese
  3. 2 tbsp sweetcorn
Instructions
  1. Using a hand held blender mix all the ingredients together.
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calories
17
fat
2g
protein
0g
carbs
0g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Creamy Salmon Pasta for non fish lovers!

Oily fish. We know it’s good for us but it’s not always that easy to get it into a family friendly meal plan. In my house the kids like fish but the husband isn’t as keen. He doesn’t like anything with bones, a head or a tail on. So I have to be a little creative.

This recipe has salmon for the omega 3 content. Research shows this aids cognitive function, reduces inflammation in the body and gives you clever kids! I’ve also put 2 portions of vegetables per person in here and if you serve it with a side salad that would be 3 portions.

It was quick to make, tasty and the sauce can be made ahead of time.

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Creamy Salmon Pasta
Serves 4
A creamy, omega-3 packed healthy salmon pasta dish packed with vegetables and quick to make.
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
565 calories
52 g
91 g
20 g
44 g
7 g
378 g
320 g
7 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
378g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 565
Calories from Fat 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
31%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 91mg
30%
Sodium 320mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 52g
17%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 44g
Vitamin A
25%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
27%
Iron
17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 leeks
  2. 500g mushrooms
  3. 100g sweetcorn
  4. 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  5. 3 cloves garlic
  6. 400g salmon fillets cut into chunks
  7. 1 tbsp corn flour
  8. 250g quark
  9. 100ml semi skimmed milk
  10. 1 bay leaf
  11. Large pinch dried herbs
  12. 100g soft cheese
  13. Black pepper
  14. 200g pasta
Instructions
  1. Chop the vegetables.
  2. Saute the leeks in the oil, add the mushrooms, sweetcorn and garlic and the salmon fillets.
  3. Mix 1tbsp corn flour into the quark and add into the salmon mix.
  4. Now stir half the milk and add the bay leaf with dried herbs and allow to gently simmer for 10 minutes. Add more milk if you want a looser sauce.
  5. Add the soft cheese and season.
  6. Cook the pasta and stir in the salmon mix.
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calories
565
fat
20g
protein
44g
carbs
52g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/