When I was growing up, my parents told me to eat my vegetables because they would help me grow big and strong. I never heard them say, “Eat your fish. It could prevent a long list of health problems.” All the same, t it’s a fact worth thinking about. According to a recent article published on Yahoo Health, almost all fish is good for you. However, certain kinds have more to offer than others. One of those on the standout list is salmon. Why? Because it’s filled with omega-3 fatty acids. This means it can aid in retina health and help prevent macular degeneration. Salmon is also good to other parts of your body by keeping your heart strong and your brain in tip-top shape.
Salmon can be prepared a number of different ways, from grilled to baked. It also makes great patties. The next time you want to make burgers for dinner or need to bring food to a cookout, try these salmon and zucchini sliders instead. The zucchini kicks up the nutritional benefits a notch by bringing lutein and zeaxanthin to the table, which both promote healthy eyesight just like salmon. (By the way, if you like a tangy taste with your sliders, add a little Dijon mustard. At five calories per teaspoon, it throws in a strong flavor without breaking the calorie bank). So, the next time you sit down for dinner, be sure to eat your vegetables—and your fish. They both do a body good.
- 1 pound of salmon, cooked
- 1 cup of shredded zucchini (peeled)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of panko crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup of chopped onions
- Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 10 slider buns
- Dijon mustard
- Peel zucchini and then shred it. Place into large mixing bowl along with eggs, panko crumbs and onions.
- Chop salmon into fine pieces and add to mixture. Sprinkle in black pepper and salt and mix well.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
- Cook sliders 2 to 3 minutes on each side until brown and crisp on the outside. Place on buns and enjoy.