Fettucini with Salmon and Tomatoes: Recipe for Bone Health


This dish is rich and delicious, yet packed with bone-healthy nutrients. It contains 23% of the daily value (DV) for calcium, 74% of the DV for vitamin D, 38% of the DV for folate, 106% of the DV for selenium and over 10% of the DV each for magnesium and vitamin K.


  • 8 ounces dry fettuccini pasta
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 cups seeded, chopped tomatoes (3 medium)
  • 7 ounce can of salmon with bones, no added salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry dill weed
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fortified soymilk or evaporated skim milk

Recipe Preparation

  • Cook fettuccini according to package directions; drain in colander and reserve.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil. Saute the garlic until golden brown, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and saute briefly. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until heated through.
  • Toss with the cooked pasta and serve hot.

Serving and Nutrition Information

  • Serves 4.
  • Each 1-1/2 cup serving: 357 calories, 9 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 16 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 2.5 g fiber, 19 g protein.
  • Diabetic exchange: 3 starch, 1 meat.

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