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Easy Ways (and reasons) to Add More Fish to Your Diet

Easy Ways (and reasons) to Add More Fish to Your Diet

I love seafood! If you’ve seen some of my latest IG posts – you have seen the fresh Dungeness crab that I have enjoyed recently. But fresh crab is just the beginning. Salmon, cod, halibut, Mahi Mahi, and even sardines are a few of my favorites. Not only is seafood healthy for you, it is a fast dinner to put together. Fish can take just minutes to cook and then get onto the dinner table. Doesn’t that sound nice after a busy day at work?!?

Reasons to Add More Fish to Your Diet

First, let’s look at just a few of the benefits of seafood. Fish and other seafood are the major sources of healthful long-chain omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to good health, and they are not made by your body, so you must get them from your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids can lower the risk of heart disease and lower triglyceride levels. Fish and seafood are also rich in other nutrients such as vitamin D and selenium, high in protein, and low in saturated fat. 

Second, it is a very versatile protein that can be enjoyed so many ways! Check out just a few of my favorite fish and seafood recipes below.

But don’t take just my word on the subject. Today I have an interview to share with you. I was lucky enough to chat with Stefani Sassos. Stefani is a registered dietitian, a NASM-certified personal trainer, and the director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Nutrition Lab, where she handles all nutrition-related content, testing and evaluation.

Yes, Stefani knows what she is talking about! She holds a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from NYU.

In this interview Stefani shares:

  • How to make fresh seafood a cornerstone of your weekly meals.
  • Ways to stock your fridge and pantry with healthy staples
  • Healthy choices that are budget friendly
  • And some amazing recipes such as
    • Citrus Salad with Scallops
    • Salmon Lettuce Cups
    • Street Corn and Shrimp

Don’t these three dishes look simply scrumptious! For the recipes visit Aldi.us

And for some of my all-time favorite fish and seafood recipes check out the following:

Best Ever Fish Tacos

Grilled Salmon Burgers

Pesto Shrimp – A Family Favorite

Pan Roasted Cod on Spinach Basil Risotto with Lemon Butter Sauce

Mediterranean Shrimp Bake Recipe 

Swedish Style Shrimp Sandwich

So many delicious ways to get your Omega-3 fatty acids and many other healthy nutrients that your body needs! Thank you to Stefani Sassos for taking the time to share her helpful tips on making small but practical changes for a positive impact on our health.

What is one way you enjoy fish or seafood? I’d love to hear about a favorite recipe.

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