Ahh… salmon burgers. Delicious, simple, and the perfect staple to make in just 20 minutes to eat all week! The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended to consume at least 2 servings of fish every week (8 oz per week)- fish contains healthful nutrients such as lean protein and essential omega 3 fatty acids – specifically DHA and EPA. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are found in seafood, such as fatty fish (e.g., salmon, tuna, and trout) and shellfish (e.g., crab, mussels, and oysters). A different kind of omega-3, called ALA, is found in other foods, including some vegetable oils (e.g., canola and soy). Why are these omega 3 fatty acids important? Research shows they aid in reducing inflammation and promoting heart health, decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. DHA also plays a roll in brain and eye health.
If you find it tough (or expensive) to get in enough seafood each week, consider these simple salmon burgers as they simply use 3 packets of skinless salmon – such as Chicken of the Sea (anyone remember the Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey reality show? HA!). Research shows that omega 3s are beneficial from food form over supplement form, so get your nutrients from food first!Print
These simple salmon burgers are easy to make and a delicious meal prep staple! Give them an extra kick with hot sauce of your choice (I love sriracha!). These take 20 minutes or less to make, and keep well in both the fridge and freezer!
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