Seafood + Heart Health
We’re continuing to celebrate the powerhouse protein for heart health: Seafood! Fish and other seafood are among the healthiest foods on the planet, in part because they can be a rich source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two 3.5-ounce servings of fish—particularly fatty fish—per week. Not sure what to cook? Here are three delicious recipes to get you hooked on seafood.
Dilled Salmon Cakes
For brunch, lunch or weeknight dinner, these Dilled Salmon Cakes from our partners at Quaker® will reel you in. A good source of omega-3’s, canned flaked salmon is combined with whole-grain oats and fresh dill then baked and topped with a yogurt-tomato-cucumber-dill sauce the whole family will love.
Grilled Lime Chili Cod
Q: How cod this recipe get any simpler? A: It can’t! Coat pieces of cod or any other mild white fish in fresh lime juice, chili powder and ground coriander, then cook in a hot grill or sauté pan. Serve it with your favorite sides—or use it as the base for our fish tacos recipe below. It’s swimming in lean protein, B vitamins and other essential nutrients.
Tasty fish, crunchy cabbage, zesty salsa and a little crumbled queso fresco (a Mexican fresh cheese) come together in everyone’s favorite dinner—tacos! Use prepared pico de gallo or whip up your own using diced fresh tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and a pinch of salt.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.