Sardine Fishcakes | BoneCoach™ Recipes

Bone Coach Recipes | Sardine Fishcakes | Bone Loss Bone Healthy Food Nutrients Osteoporosis

If you’re looking for a low ingredient, high flavor lunch option, look no further…

Our Sardine Fishcakes are just what you need!

This recipe is quick and easy to throw together, doesn’t require a long list of ingredients, and is super satisfying.

Sardines are a powerhouse ingredient when it comes to bone health. Packed with inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and vitamin D, these tiny fish “pack a punch” of bone-building nutrients.

Throw in some fresh lemon, squash, and a handful of herbs, and our Sardine Fishcakes are irresistible!

Bone Coach Recipes | Sardine Fishcakes | Bone Loss Bone Healthy Food Nutrients Osteoporosis

Sardine Fishcakes | BoneCoach™ Recipes


TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes


1 cup (250 ml) cooked and mashed butternut squash or sweet potato or

white potato (for a firmer texture, choose potato!)

3 tbsp (45 ml) arrowroot starch

2 tbsp (10 g) collagen powder

2-125g (4.4oz) can wild sardines in water, no salt added

1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice

1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon zest

1/2 tsp (2 ml) onion powder

1/2 tsp (2 ml) dried dill

1/2 tsp (2 ml) sea salt

1 tbsp (15 ml) avocado or fresh pressed extra virgin olive oil


1) In a bowl, combine all the ingredients together except for the oil. Using a fork mash everything together. Let the mixture rest in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

2) Shape into 6 equal size patties and set on a plate.

3) Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Very carefully place the patties in the pan and allow to cook without disturbing until browned and crispy on the bottom, then very carefully flip each patty so they can get equally brown and crispy on the other side, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve with a salad or use as a hearty sandwich filling!

Recipe created by BoneCoach™ Team Dietitian Amanda Li, RD & Chef.


Apply to work with our team
Apply to work with our team
Apply Now

Medical Disclaimer

The information shared above is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical or nutrition therapy advice; it does not diagnose, treat or cure any disease, condition; it is not to be used as a replacement or substitute for medical advice provided by physicians and trained medical professionals. If you are under the care of a healthcare professional or are currently using prescription medications, you should discuss any dietary and lifestyle changes or potential dietary supplements use with your doctor. You should not discontinue any prescription medications without first consulting your doctor.