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Eat More Seafood

Eat more seafood!

Eat more seafood!

As we discussed before, seafood is both delicious and nutritious. The Omega 3 fats that we all think of with seafood have some pretty amazing health benefits. Omega 3 fats help to prevent heart disease, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, we only consume about 60% of the recommended amount of seafood.

I love seafood. These are some sardines I ordered from a restaurant. It looks fancy, but this dish is very simple: dressed sardines grilled with lemon and a sprinkle of parsley.

I love seafood. These are some sardines I ordered from a restaurant. It looks fancy, but this dish is very simple: dressed sardines grilled with lemon and a sprinkle of parsley.

 

Here are my tips for adding more seafood to your diet.

  1. Remember to include at least 2 seafood dishes in your weekly meal plan. Start with recipes you know your family likes.
  2. Find new seafood recipes to try. FNP’s recipe database is a good place to start.
  3. Substitute seafood in old favorites. Many casseroles would be just as tasty with canned tuna instead of ground beef. Try salmon patties instead of burgers or meatloaf.
  4. Keep anchovies on hand to add an extra boost of savory flavor to many different recipes. Your beef stew, salad dressing or tomato sauce has never tasted so rich. Don’t believe me? See what these people have to say here, here and here.
  5. Keep convenient seafood in your Better Pantry so you’ll always have ingredients to whip up a quick seafood meal. Easy ideas include tuna salad, salmon patties or sardines on salad.

These are just a few suggestions for eating more seafood. What are some of your favorite seafood dishes?

2 comments on “Eat More Seafood

  1. Susan O'Brien on

    We don’t eat much fish but we do like salmon cakes because they are not fishy and inexpensive and easy to make. I drain a can of salmon and add to a bowl that I have crumbled 2 slices of whole wheat bread with dill and Old Bay seasoning. Add a chopped onion, chopped green pepper if you have it. Add one egg, a few dashes of lemon juice and lite soy sauce. Mix it together and fry in a little canola oil. This made 6 patties and cost about $4.00. I bought Bumble Bee brand because it was a product of USA and the prices were all about the same. Delicious!

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    • anb1044 on

      Wow, that sounds very tasty. Making patties out of inexpensive canned seafood is a great strategy for eating more seafood on a budget. Thanks for sharing, Susan!

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