Enjoy canned salmon for a family meal easily by extending it with canned beans. These easy cakes are great to enjoy over warm greens or tucked into a whole wheat bun as a burger.
1 can (213 g) wild red pacific/sockeye salmon, drained
1 can (19 oz/540 mL) no salt added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 green onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
2 tbsp (25 mL) light mayonnaise
1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot pepper flakes
1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried marjoram leaves or dill weed
1 cup (250 mL) bran flakes, crushed
1 pkg (11 oz/300 g) baby spinach, rinsed with water clinging to leaves
Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear. However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age. Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.
* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.
Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.