Want to stay healthy, but still maintain that seafood diet? Who says you can’t! Check out our list of these 7 exceptionally healthy seafood recipes.
Studies show that a fish-rich diet can help protect you from things like heart disease and strokes on top of decreasing the risk of dementia and depression. This is because it is full of all sorts of healthy fats, namely Omega-3. However, trying to figure out how to incorporate more seafood into your diet can be tricky, especially if you haven’t really prepared it before.
Here are seven healthy seafood recipes for you and your family to try tonight.
1. Fish Tacos
Fish tacos are a great way to get even the pickiest eaters to enjoy heart-healthy fish. Just grill up any flakey fish and add all the fresh veggies you like. Just don’t forget the avocado for even more healthy fats. Also, don’t be surprised if these become a family favorite, because who doesn’t love tacos?
2. Tuna Melt
This is a tasty twist on two different favorites: tuna fish and grilled cheese. Adding veggies like tomato and spinach can add so much to this staple of diners everywhere. Plus, it is tasty enough you may just convert even the most stubborn tuna hater.
3. Grilled Swordfish
This is a favorite of deep-sea fishermen for a reason. Its mild, light flavor can be a great choice for those who aren’t really sure if they like seafood and can be used in any number of recipes that call for beef steak, thanks to its texture. And if you are planning to try your hand at fishing for it yourself, be sure to give your sea legs a break by planning some shore excursions.
4: Ahi Poke Bowls
Poke bowls have gained a lot of popularity in the last few years and once you try one you will see why. Packed full of veggies, flavor, and heart-healthy ahi, this staple of Hawaiian cuisine is a great way to add fish into your diet. Just make sure you use sushi-grade ahi to make sure you are getting the best quality fish for you and your family.
5: Lobster Salad
This decadent salad is actually one of the best healthy seafood recipes on this list. What makes it so good is that you don’t need tons of butter or bread to go with it. Simply buy the lobster precooked from your favorite and most trusted seafood counter, add a little lemon and mayo, throw in plenty of fresh veggies and enjoy.
What list about healthy seafood recipes would be complete without this doctor’s recommended favorite? Long hailed as the miracle fish, it is known for not just being great for heart and brain health but also helps improve skin, hair, and weight loss. Plus, you can grill it, bake it, sear it, and fry it and still get all the great health benefits from it.
7. Air Fryer Fish and Chips
A far healthier version of this classic recipe. You will still get all the crunchy goodness traditional fish and chips without any of the deep-fried health risks. Plus, kids will be likely to enjoy this as it feels a little like junk food.
More Healthy Seafood Recipes
Thanks to the ongoing research into the benefits of eating tons of fish, the internet is packed to the gills (forgive the pun) with healthy seafood recipes. So, don’t be afraid to try as many as you want until you find your favorites.
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