Creamy Salmon with Spinach and Sweet Potatoes

Light dish, high in protein and healthy fats

Beginner

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Recipe by Dietitian Cath Fogarty

Modifications

Equipment

Preparation

Note that if modifications are made this may alter the state and nutritional value of the recipe. It is the responsibility of the caregiver to ensure the consistency of the feed is appropriate. Aim for a texture similar to pancake batter or drinking yogurt.

  • Replace fresh salmon with tinned salmon for an extra convenient meal.
  • Hand or jug blender
  • Sieve
  • Baking tray
  • Microwavable container

Timings

Approx.: 30 mins
Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 20 mins

This recipe was designed for children. Your dietitian should help you calculate the right portion for your child. Some children may need smaller portions e.g. a half portion may be adequate for an older/teenage child.

Nutritional content:

603kcals, 32.3g protein, 45.8g fat, 28.5g carbohydrate, 2.8mg iron, 151mg calcium.

Portion Sizes

Full portion/600ml/10 x 60ml syringes = 603kcal/32.3g protein
Half portion/300ml/5 x 60ml syringes = 300kcal/16g protein
Third portion/180g/3 x 60ml syringes = 181kcal/9.7g protein

High/Low kcal options

To increase calorie content add when blending 1 teaspoon olive/vegetable oil (5ml) - approx. 45kcal

Step 1

Place sweet potato (1 small - medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced 2cm rounds) on baking tray, drizzle with oil (1 tablespoon) and bake at 170°C/fan/190°C/Gas 5 for 15 – 20 mins, turn once halfway.

Step 2

Meanwhile, wrap salmon (130g) in tin foil and oven cook at 170°C fan/190°C/Gas 5 for 12-15 mins - allow to cook in tin foil, keep any juice for blending.

Step 3

Place spinach (80g) in microwaveable container with lid rested on top in microwave and cook on high for approx. 1 min, keep any liquid for blending.

Step 4

Blend salmon, skin removed, sweet potato, spinach and cream cheese (20g) in for 3-5 minutes with 300ml water - see below.

Blending Instructions

This recipe was blended with 300ml water to achieve a pancake batter consistency which yielded 600ml total blend (10 x 60ml syringes) however you may find you need slightly less fluid to blend as you become confident administering blends. Always sieve blends until you are confident you are achieving a completely smooth blend with no bits.

Freezing Instructions

Once blended, this meal can be frozen and used within one month. Defrost thoroughly and bring to room temperature before use. Water may need to be added to reach a pancake batter consistency. Consume with 24hrs of defrosting.

Tips

• You may wish to include the salmon skin in your blend, it contains the same nutrition as the flesh but ensure you remove any scales before cooking.

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