Healthy Seafood Recipes
Seafood is great way to add some variety to your healthy diet. So often we turn to Chicken as the easy lean alternative to red meat that everyone knows how to prepare. Fish and Shellfish, while they may require a little more finesse in the kitchen, offer so many great health benefits when prepared the right way.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “The benefits of cardiovascular health from eating seafood, including farm fish, far outweigh the risks from environmental contaminants.”
A study done by the administration found that, while larger fish such as shark, king mackerel and tilefish tend to have the highest levels of mercury, adding other kinds of smaller fish reduces the risk of heart disease either due to the Omega 3s or because fish is lower in saturated fats than other meats.
Adding one to two servings of smaller fish to your diet can reduce the risk of death from heart disease by 36 percent according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health. They suggest consuming 250 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids a day (about 6 ounces of salmon or other oily fish) to prevent heart disease.
So, while you can’t have a New Orleans style Fish Fry or Mackeral Maki every night, you can come up with interesting and delicious ways to incorporate seafood into your diet. Try some of the recipes below to make sure that you are getting your seaworthy servings.
- Seafood Stuffed Avocado
- Tilapia over Greek Salad
- Tuna Tartare
- Crustless Crusted Salmon
- Fish Tacos
- Sesame Soy Chilean Sea Bass
- Coconut Shrimp
- Mussels Fra Diavolo
- Seafood Stew