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Tuna and vegetable fish cakes

I’ve had a poorly boy this week. He has had a very bad case of chicken pox and although the spots are all dried up and healing now he has gone back into a very itchy stage. It is affecting his sleep and his appetite. So my mummy cooking skills have been put to the test.

Today we went to the zoo. Potentially a ridiculous idea as hubby was working…. 2 tired kids and a tired mummy. Thankfully it was the tonic we needed. Distraction for the kids with so much to see and plenty of fresh air. Arriving home I quite fancied collapsing on the sofa with a cuppa, until I realised it was almost tea time! My brain jumped to fish, oily fish in particular. We often make our own fish fingers, however this means veggies are on the side and I wanted to try and encourage the J boy to eat more. Like a blast from the past I remembered fish cakes. Soft, creamy and easy finger food. A perfect family meal.

Although there was a complete meltdown during dinner from a severely over-tired boy… he ate not just 1 but 2 fishcakes with baked beans. Now that is a RESULT. 

Miss K told me “Mummy can we have these tomorrow too please”. 

I’m not sure we will have them tomorrow too but they are definately going to be on the menu more often.

 

Dietitian UK: Tuna and Vegetables Fishcake1

Tuna and vegetable Fishcakes
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
447 calories
24 g
152 g
8 g
66 g
2 g
382 g
182 g
3 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
382g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447
Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 152mg
51%
Sodium 182mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 66g
Vitamin A
74%
Vitamin C
22%
Calcium
11%
Iron
23%
* 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 frozen tuna steak
  2. 2 frozen white fish steaks
  3. 2 medium potatoes
  4. 1 large carrot
  5. 100g frozen peas
  6. 1 tsp English mustard
  7. 1 large handful mixed fresh herbs or 1 tsp dried herbs
  8. seasoning
Instructions
  1. Place the frozen fish steaks in the bottom of a large based saucepan.
  2. Peel and chop the carrot and potato, chop 1/2 inch pieces and place in the saucepan.
  3. Cover with 1 pint of water and bring to the boil.
  4. Simmer for 8 minutes.
  5. Add the frozen peas and cook for another 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are soft enough to mash.
  6. Drain 3/4 of the water away and remove the fish.
  7. Now mash the vegetables.
  8. Flake the fish with a fork and add it back to the pan, mix it all well.
  9. Add the mustard, herbs and any seasoning and mix.
  10. Prepare a baking tray, line with baking parchment or a silicone liner.
  11. Now take large spoonfuls of the mixture and shape into rounds, place onto the baking tray.
  12. Pop into the fridge to firm up. Mine were there for just 30 minutes and it worked fine. However you could make these ahead and leave them overnight or all day.
  13. Cook at Gas Mark 5 for 25 minutes.
Notes
  1. Serve with some form of vegetable or a nice salad.
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calories
447
fat
8g
protein
66g
carbs
24g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Vegetable Patties (gluten free)

As a teenager I was a vegetarian for a while and one of the foods I loved were some form of Vegetable Grills, they inspire this recipe. That taste and love of vegetaraian food has never left me, if hubby would let me I’d be a vegetarian now but he loves he meat too much and I’m not going to cook 2 meals. So our compromise is to eat meat just a couple of times a week. Mainly because I do the cooking 😉

Even before I had seen this month Recipe Redux theme “A Play on Patties” I had this recipe idea lurking in the back of my head. A soft veggie pattie that is slightly crisp on the outside and oozing in the centre. These little beauties take some time to make but it’s a therapeutic fun task involving lots of squishing which is perfect for getting kids involved in.

I also needed this recipe to work for the whole family as that is how I cook. That now includes the 6 month old baby. His verdict – they were fun to chase around the highchair table and to squish, even more fun to drop bits of on the floor and he did eat a little too 😉

Getting the ingredients ready:

Dietitian UK: Grated Veggies

Dietitian UK

 

Patties Ready to be baked:

Dietitian UK: Veggies patties ready to bake

Served Up Ready to Eat:

Dietitian UK: Veggie Patties with Pitta

Vegetable Patties
Serves 4
Vegetable Patties that are healthy, nutritious and tasty, gluten free and suitable for the whole family.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
317 calories
36 g
122 g
12 g
18 g
6 g
298 g
325 g
5 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
298g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317
Calories from Fat 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 6g
32%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 122mg
41%
Sodium 325mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 36g
12%
Dietary Fiber 5g
18%
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
120%
Vitamin C
126%
Calcium
28%
Iron
13%
* 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 carrots
  2. 1/2 head of broccoli
  3. 2 medium potatoes
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 100g cheddar
  6. 100g cottage cheese or quark
  7. Seasoning
  8. Cornmeal
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5.
  2. Grate all the vegetables or use a food processor.
  3. Mix in the grated cheddar and other cheese plus the beaten eggs.
  4. Season.
  5. Now comes the fun bit. Grab a handful and squish it firmly together. Some liquid will come out, keep squishing and forming it into a pattie until if holds together.
  6. Spread some of the cornmeal onto a plate and roll the pattie in it.
  7. You may need to reshape it and then coat it in cornmeal again.
  8. Place onto a greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
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calories
317
fat
12g
protein
18g
carbs
36g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/