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Quick and Easy Seafood Recipes

Looking for some quick easy seafood recipes? Learn about the importance of seafood in a healthy diet, plus quick easy recipes to help you eat more fish!

Looking for some quick and easy seafood recipes? Learn about the importance of seafood in a healthy diet, plus quick easy recipes to help you eat more fish!

Thanks to the National Fisheries Institute for sponsoring this post.

Hi Friends!

I’m putting on my dietitian hat today to chat a little bit about seafood. Did you know that the recently released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines For Americans recommend all Americans eat at least 2-3 servings (8 ounces) of seafood, which includes fish and shellfish, per week? How many of you out there are currently eating the recommended amount? If not, you’re not alone. Average intake is below recommendation for all age-sex groups.

These Pesto Shrimp and Potato Kebabs are made with just a few ingredients and cook quickly on the grill for an easy summer dinner.

{Pesto Shrimp & Potato Kebabs}

Seafood is often under-consumed, but it’s such a healthy protein option so I’m here to help encourage you to eat more of it. It’s a great source of EPA and DHA, which has been associated with reduced cardiac deaths in individuals without preexisting cardiovascular disease. Plus, DHA is important for infant development so pregnant women are especially encouraged to eat at least 2-3 servings per week.

It’s important to note that some seafood does contain high levels of methyl mercury so the guidelines encourage everyone, especially while pregnant and breastfeeding, to choose seafood options that are higher in EPA and DHA and lower in methyl mercury. Some of these options include salmon, anchovies, sardines and trout. Be sure to check the labels and compare sodium amounts as some canned fish can be high in sodium!

Salmon Corn Chowder

{Salmon Corn Chowder}

In other news, the month of October is now officially underway! Did you know October is National Seafood Month? Seems like a fitting time to introduce you guys to the Dish on Fish blog that was created by the National Fisheries Institute to encourage Americans to eat more seafood! Dish on Fish is a seafood-focused blog that shares delicious recipes, nutrition info and helpful tips for upping your seafood intake to the recommended level of at least 2-3 servings per week. They’re also on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.

I’m a huge seafood lover and have shared several recipes with you guys over the years. It’s a great source of lean protein and contains lots of important vitamins and minerals. Some of my favorite seafood choices are shrimp, salmon, canned tuna, cod and tilapia. I thought I’d round up a few of my favorites for you in case you missed them the first time and encourage you to give them a try!

Happy browsing!

This Easy Fish Chowder tastes better than longer it sits! Make a big pot over the weekend and enjoy for lunch or dinner all week!

Easy Fish Chowder

This Paleo Shrimp Scampi is made with just six ingredient and is ready in 15 minutes. Light and refreshing, it's the perfect summer dinner!

Paleo Shrimp Scampi

All you need is one pan and 20 minutes to make this quick and easy One Pot Shrimp and Orzo dinner recipe. It's full of flavor and cleanup is a breeze!

One-Pot Shrimp and Orzo

These Hemp and Almond Crusted Salmon Nuggets are a great recipe for getting your family to eat more fish. Made with just six ingredients, they're simple enough for a quick dinner and they're kid-friendly too!

Almond-Crusted Salmon Nuggets

This Curried Tuna Salad with Apples makes a quick protein-packed lunch! Or serve it with sliced vegetables and crackers for a healthy snack.

Curried Tuna Salad with Apples

Let’s chat:
Are you a seafood lover? What’s your favorite recipe?

Enjoy!
-Lindsay-

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Fisheries Institute. The opinions and text are my own.

2 Comments

  1. Dietitian Jess

    Love seafood and this is a great reminder to eat more of it! I’m actually heading to Maine next week so I’m hoping to feast on some fresh local lobster- the best kind of seafood!

  2. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen

    I love seafood and definitely eat it at least twice a week. It’s my favorite!! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful seafood recipe ideas!

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