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Canned Fish Hacks - Mix, Coat, Swap and Top

Every WIC food has a specific nutrition role to fill. Why canned fish? They provide a great source of:

  • Protein, which provides energy and helps your body build bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, blood, enzymes and hormones.
  • Calcium (from bone-in salmon/sardines), which helps your body build and maintain strong bones
  • Omega 3 fatty acids, (from canned salmon), which help prevent heart disease and may help improve your mood.

Canned Fish Hacks for Better Health. Fish is a great low cost protein option for any time of day.

  • Mix canned fish into pasta dishes or casseroles
  • Swap mayonnaise for plain yogurt or mashed white beans for your tuna salad
  • Coat tuna or salmon patties with crushed cereal and pan fry for a good texture
  • Mix canned salmon into your omelet

Top a whole-wheat pita with hummus and canned salmon for a quick lunch.

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