Are You Eating Enough Seafood?
Do you have enough seafood in your life? Many people don't. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating two servings of seafood weekly, but a new study by the USDA shows that 80-90% of Americans -- most of us -- aren't hitting those numbers. Why? Many people are intimidated by fish, view it as "restaurant food" that's too difficult to make at home, think it's too expensive or just don't know what to make. If you've been making these excuses, it's time to rethink fish. These tips and recipes will have you eating more seafood in no time.
Start with something you already love, and add fish. Everybody loves tacos. Don't fall back on beef for your next taco night, make fish tacos instead (above).
Make a restaurant favorite -- shrimp scampi -- and add some veggies to make it extra filling.
If cooking fish just isn't your thing, don't cook it. Stock up on canned tuna or salmon and get more fish into your diet in the easiest way possible: Eat a tuna sandwich, with bread or without a few times a week. Or add a can of tuna to marinara sauce and serve with spaghetti for an easy, ready-in-minutes meal.
Not only is fish a healthy protein, it's a super-fast and easy-to-cook one at that. This Asian-inspired, all-in-one-pan salmon-with broccoli dish is ready in 20 minutes.
Stock your freezer: keep frozen shrimp and your favorite fillets on hand; you don't even need to thaw frozen fish in advance before cooking, so it's perfect for last-minute meal prep.