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Fish and Seafood Soft Protein: As a rule on Day 3 fish is the preferred menu option because it is softer and moister than canned poultry. In addition, fish canned in water is considered low fat, a direction we are heading during the 5DPT. However, the chicken and poultry will take on a softer texture when prepared according to the recipes provided and it will work in much the same way as canned fish. For example, the Parmesan-Tuna Patties are a fan favorite. People with an aversion to fish have enjoyed this recipe substituting canned chicken or canned turkey for the tuna.

Salmon and Black Bean Patties
Increase the amount of dietary fiber you eat by including black beans in recipes. This salmon patty is enhanced with black beans. Serve your favorite tomato salsa on the side.

(7.5-ounce) can pink salmon, drained
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 egg white
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon canola oil

Place salmon in a medium bowl and break with fork. Add beans, bread crumbs, green onions, egg white, lime juice and seasonings. Stir gently to combine. Shape mixture into four 1-inch thick patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to cook, no longer than 24 hours. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat: cook patties 2 to 3 minutes per side or until firm and brown. Serve warm with tomato salsa. Nutrition: Serves 2, 2 patties each. Per serving, 308 calories, 18 grams protein, 15 grams fat, 19 grams carbohydrate.

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Parmesan Tuna Patties
By and far this is the favorite recipe of the 5 Day Pouch Test. In fact, after serving this recipe to the people at your table you can expect to have it requested over and over again. Tuna is an outstanding source of lean protein at 27 grams per 4 ounce serving. Tuna also provides good amounts of healthful omega-3 fatty acids which contribute to healthy circulation and heart health.

1 (6 3/4-oz) can albacore tuna
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 large egg
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons ground flaxmeal
1 dash garlic powder
1 dash onion powder
1 dash salt

Drain tuna. Blend all ingredients in a medium size bowl and form into patties. Fry in oil (I use olive oil, but you may use cooking spray) until brown on edges. Turn. Fry until done. Serve warm. Nutrition: serves four, 1 patty per serving. Each serving provides 284 calories, 32 grams protein, 15 grams fat (3 saturated) and 4 grams carbohydrate.

Note: Flaxmeal, made of ground flaxseed, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which appear to help lower the risk of heart disease. Flaxseed adds a mild nutty flavor to foods and should be included regularly in a healthy diet. Weight loss surgery patients should use ground flax meal rather than flaxseed for ease of digestion.

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Kaye Bailey 

Kaye Bailey is the author of countless articles syndicated in several languages, and books available in print and electronic format including The 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual 2nd Edition 2012, (1st Edition 2008 out-of-print, 50K copies in circulation); Day 6: Beyond the 5 Day Pouch Test (2009 3rd Printing January 2015); Cooking with Kaye Methods to Meals: Protein First Recipes You Will Love (2012).

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