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Salmon and Kale Bombs.

Recently I was very pleased to be passed on some kale. A fair amount of kale that needed using quick, so we’ve been going a bit kaletastic. 

Salmon and kale = one of those winning combo’s in my mind. It turns out the small people agreed with me and hoovered up their dinner. One happy mummy as they got a whole heap of goodness from this meal. This was also our first meal eating al-fresco this year. Love love love. 

It always surprises me that the J-boy who is not always the keenest vegetable eater will happily eat his greens when mixed into meals. If you have a child who isn’t keen on veggies then try this out on them. Sometimes having your veggies on the side makes them harder to eat, so I tend to incorporate them into as many main meals as I can and then add some on the side too.

Kale:  Packed with vitamins C and A (1 cup provides over 200% of the RDA for vitamin A and over 100% of vitamin C), also providing calcium, vitamin B6 and some iron. Kale contains the powerful antioxidants beta-carotene, quercetin and kaempferol. These have numerous health benefits including fighting cancer, oxidative damage to the body, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing. 

Salmon: Omega 3’s, one of the unsung heroes of our diets. These can help protect against heart disease, play a role in helping treat depression and are important for the development of a baby. You want to be including these in your meal plan 1-2 times a week if possible, once only if you are pregnant. Oily fish are the best known source but linseeds, walnuts and tofu are some alternatives.

Sesame seeds: High in calcium and iron content, magnesium and B6. I included these for the texture and the calcium and iron content as I am in the late stages of pregnancy so always thinking about keeping my iron and calcium stores up. Call me paranoid….

Dietitian UK: Salmon and kale bombs

Salmon and Kale Bombs
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
592 calories
7 g
238 g
24 g
83 g
4 g
400 g
465 g
1 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
400g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 592
Calories from Fat 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
37%
Saturated Fat 4g
18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 238mg
79%
Sodium 465mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 1g
Protein 83g
Vitamin A
170%
Vitamin C
101%
Calcium
17%
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. 4 salmon fillets
  2. 100ml milk
  3. 200g kale chopped very fine
  4. 1 medium egg or 2 small
  5. 2 tbsp chopped chives
  6. black pepper
  7. gluten free/wheatfree breadcrumbs
  8. sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Place the salmon in a pan with the milk, allow it to poach for 10 minutes. Then strain the milk into a jug, get as much liquid as you can out of the fish. You can keep this to use in another recipe such as a cheese sauce.
  2. Meanwhile chop up the kale and chives.
  3. Now break up the fish into small flakes, mix with the kale, chives, pepper and egg. The mixture should be wet but not sloppy as you want to be able to shape it into balls.
  4. Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish, mix in the sesame seeds.
  5. Roll spoonfuls in you hands into balls, then drop into the breadcrumb mix and roll the fish ball in it.
  6. Place onto a lined baking tray and pop into the fridge for an hour to firm up. (Make ahead up to this point).
  7. Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 20 minutes.
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calories
592
fat
24g
protein
83g
carbs
7g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Fish Kebabs with cumin scented rice and avocado salsa.

So I may have surpassed myself. This was AMAZING. 

Dietitian UK: Fish Kebab 2

We went to a BBQ on Sunday and these are what I had planned to make and then I ran out of time. The idea had been pinging around in my head for a few days, today it unravelled turning into a salsa and tasty rice too. If, like me, you are not keen on BBQ food why not try these lovelies out next time. I know I will be popping them on the BBQ this summer for sure.

Miss K “Yum Yum, more avocado please”

Hubby “Tantilising on the tastebuds” he was trying to be clever I think 😉

This came about as I was once again looking for a new way to get more fish into our meals. I used a mixture of white and oily fish in this recipe, both worked well. The salsa in this particularly made it for me. Really zingy and it just brings the whole meal together. 

Dietitian UK: Fish Kebab 3

Top tips:

  • Make sure you cut your veggies chunkily enough so they can be threaded onto the skewers, but not so chunky that they take forever to cook. Our courgettes were undercooked, fortunately we like crunchy veggies in our house.
  • You can make the skewers in advance ready to cook later on, but make sure you do not throw the left over marinade away.

Dietitian UK: Fish Kebabs Cooking on the Griddle

Nutrition Info:

Most of the fat in this recipe is the heart healthy monounsaturated form, with a medium amount coming from polyunsaturated fats and just a small amount from saturated fat.  The avocado and oily fish provide these heathy fats which are needed by the body and the brain.

Fish Kebabs with Scented rice and Avocado salsa
Serves 3
A fabulous way to encourage the family to eat more fish, omega 3's and monounsaturated fats with fresh flavours and a zing. A great heart healthy recipe.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
681 calories
83 g
96 g
22 g
44 g
3 g
1075 g
136 g
22 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1075g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 681
Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
34%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 96mg
32%
Sodium 136mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 83g
28%
Dietary Fiber 16g
64%
Sugars 22g
Protein 44g
Vitamin A
143%
Vitamin C
320%
Calcium
18%
Iron
35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Marinade
  1. 1 1/2 limes
  2. 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  3. 1 clove garlic crushed
  4. 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  5. 1 tbsp chilli oil or normal olive oil
For the Kebabs
  1. 375 g fish
  2. 12 cherry tomatoes
  3. 1 large courgette
  4. 1 large pepper
  5. 12 small mushrooms
Cumin Scented Rice
  1. 150g dried rice
  2. 4 cloves
  3. 1 tsp tumeric
  4. 1 tsp cumin seeds
For the Salsa
  1. 1 avocado
  2. 2 tomatoes
  3. 1/2 lime
  4. pepper
Instructions
  1. Make up the marinade by juicing the limes and mixing all the ingredients together.
  2. Cut the fish into cubes and place into the marinade whilst you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Cut the vegetables into chunky pieces.
  4. Now thread the vegetables and fish onto skewers, pout over the marinade and put in the fridge until you are ready to cook.
To cook
  1. Heat a griddle pan or a grill, place the fish skewers on there to cook, turning frequently. They will take about 8 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile get the rice cooking. Add the cloves, cumin seeds and tumeric in as it cooks to flavour it.
  3. Now peel and chop the avocado into small chunks along with the tomato. Add the juice of half a lime and some pepper.
  4. When the rice is cooked pour the leftover marinade from the fish kebabs over and stir.
  5. Serve up the rice with the kebabs on top and the salsa on the side.
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calories
681
fat
22g
protein
44g
carbs
83g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/