The Best Kid-Friendly Salmon Recipe

Homemade Organic Salmon Burger with Tartar Sauce

These Wild Salmon Burgers are easy, economical, and delicious!

Sharing the good news about Nutritional Psychiatry and empowering people to feed their mental health means talking to a lot of parents. Many of the top foods I recommend – watercress, oysters, wild salmon – aren’t food that kids commonly eat. 

It’s strange. Someone decided that the “Kids Menu” should paradoxically be filled with foods that shrink our kids’ brains and increase their risk for depression, anxiety, and ADHD. One driver of this is that kids are in the midst of a lot of growth and changes of their palette and if your kids are growing a lot, their brains are sending a steady message to eat sugar and simple carbs to support that growth.  

The long-chained omega-3 fats DHA and EPA are some of the most talked about and researched nutrients when it comes to brain health and mental health. They are formed by a specific type of algae and then bio-concentrated by the food chain, meaning you get a lot of it in seafood like wild salmon, anchovies, and mussels because these marine animals consume ample amounts of this algae. 

Wild salmon is one of the main Power Players in my new book Eat To Beat Depression and Anxiety and it’s a food that we make regularly in our home (at least once a week). These salmon burgers are always a hit with our kids and we’ll often make smaller patties for more of a finger food/croquettes experience. They go well with lots of dipping sauces too! 

I know you’ll love this recipe. It uses canned salmon, which makes this dish budget-friendly and really easy. If you decide to make it, post a picture on IG and tag me @drewramseymd!

Honey Soy and Dilly WILD SALMON BURGER from Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety. 

Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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