Here is an update on an old-fashioned favourite! With pantry staples on hand, this dinner will be perfect to make anytime and remember to use canned salmon with the bones which is also a source of calcium. You can enjoy this dish out of the pot if you don’t want the breadcrumb and cheese crust, but you may love that extra crunch!
In an ovenproof saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, celery, garlic and thyme for about 4 minutes or until softened. Stir in noodles, broth, milk, mustard and pepper. Simmer, stir-ring occasionally for about 8 minutes or until noodles are tender but firm.
Meanwhile, mash salmon and bones with fork. Stir in salmon, vegetables and 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cheese.
In a small bowl, combine remaining cheese, breadcrumbs and parsley. Sprinkle over top of noodle mixture and broil about 4 inches (10 cm) from heat for about 3 minutes or until golden.
If you do not have an ovenproof saucepan, you can use a regular saucepan and transfer the mixture to an ovenproof casserole dish for broiling.
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.