It seems like every year, our family revamps the way we eat, as we strive to eat healthier and cleaner. Whether we are looking to shed a few pounds or feel better as we age, it’s just something we do as a family. As part of this mission, we often find ourselves searching for not only healthy food options, but also ways to cook that food that can keep it lower in calories and fat.
It’s long been known that fish is a super healthy choice when it comes to our diet. It can help keep the heart strong, cholesterol down, stave off depression, strengthen our muscles, promote brain development, and lower our anxiety, just to name a few of the benefits.
How we cook our fish, however, plays an integral role in how healthy the dish ends up being once it reaches the dinner table. Here are a few ways to cook your fish to maintain all the goodness associated with the Omega-3 fatty acids in fish without adding any unnecessary elements that may not be healthy.
Grilling as a method of cooking has long been known as one of the healthiest ways to prepare a meal. Grilling foods also uses less oil and melts the fat from meat. It also allows the nutrients and flavors to stay intact.
Since grilling fish only takes a few minutes on each side, preparation time is short and the flavor stays within the fillet. We suggest adding a drizzle of your favorite healthy cooking oil or perhaps a marinade to your favorite fish such as a glazed salmon fillet. Add glazes in moderation to keep it healthy.
When the weather is not cooperating enough to head out to the grill, you may want to try broiling your fish in your oven. Broiling gives fish a nicely browned exterior with the convenience of a temperature-controlled heat source. Don’t forget to line your pan with foil for easy clean up. Some fish lovers add a dipping sauce or add cornflakes to make the outer parts a little crispy or to add a slight crunch.
Again, if you can’t get outside to grill your fish, you may want to bake it in your oven. In order to maintain the healthy aspect of your fish dish, avoid adding butter, mayonnaise, or other high fat items to your baking dish.
Are you looking for ways to make your meals healthier? Add fish twice a week to your meal rotation and be sure to cook in a healthier manner. Check out our retail ready fish that your family is sure to enjoy.