This is a simple fish pie recipe that I’ve tweaked to include peas and sweetcorn to make it slightly more nutritious. I use a mix of fish including salmon, haddock and cod which I poach in a delicious rich and creamy sauce sprinkled with spring onions to add additional flavour, the grated cheese on top just finishes it off. Reheat until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the mashed potato is crisp and golden brown – divine!!
Health benefits: There’s no such thing as a perfect food. But salmon is pretty close to it when it comes to a nutritional powerhouse for new mamas. Salmon, like other fatty fish, is loaded with a type of fat called DHA. DHA is crucial to the development of your baby’s nervous system. All breast milk contains DHA, but levels of it are higher in the milk of women who get more DHA from their diets.
The DHA in salmon may also help your mood. Studies suggest it may play a role in preventing postpartum depression.
The other fish in this recipe are a great source of lean protein. Protein contains amino acids, which make up the chemicals your brain needs to regulate your thoughts and feelings. It also helps control your blood sugar levels.
Ingredients: potato, butter, milk, flour (gluten), spring onion, cod, salmon, smoked haddock, (fish) mustard, sweetcorn, peas, cheddar cheese, (milk) chives
Serves: 1 person
Nutritional information per 400g serving: