Fish is a key component to a healthy diet. According to Consumer Reports, a healthy diet should include ‘two servings of non-fried fish,’ as per the recommendation of the American Heart Association. This requirement is incredibly easy to achieve, as fish is one of the most versatile protein sources and is also super very quick to prepare.
Quick and Easy for Those On the Go
If you are someone who lives a fast-paced lifestyle and is always on-the-go, a quick way to incorporate fish into your diet is through buying pre-frozen fish. Although there is a common misconception that frozen food is unhealthy or tastes bad, this myth is especially untrue when it comes to fish. Many types of fish are frozen at the time of catching, ensuring that they stay their freshest.
Frozen fish makes for an easy meal as you can just pop in the oven or fry in a pan for the allotted time. Simply pair with a veggie and grain of your choice and you have an incredibly easy meal that also incorporates the nutrition of fish.
Scrumptious Options for Picky Eaters
Fish is a controversial food, many people either love it or hate it. We are of the opinion that if you hate it, you just haven’t had the right kind of fish, however, there are ways to mask the taste of fish that some people are averted to. In order to reap the health benefits of fish without having to fully indulge in a unique fishy taste, opt for a mild, white fish such as tilapia or cod. Even better, having white fish breaded or fried further adds a delicious and buttery taste component which even the pickiest eaters can’t resist.
It’s a well known fact that kids can’t resist chicken nuggets or finger foods of any kind really. Fish nuggets are just as good, but hold way more nutritional value than your average chicken nugget. Paired with a yummy sauce, kids won’t be able to get enough of them.
Unique Recipes for Those Who Need Variety
If you are someone who loves fish but can’t have the basic rice and veggie combo every week, fear not, fish is one of the most versatile foods you can cook. Whether it be in the form of a pasta dish, casserole, stew, etc. there are so many tasty fish combos to try. To get some inspiration, simply google recipes involving your favorite fish or check out Pinterest and food blogs for some top rated recipes. You don’t have to sacrifice the nutritional value and unique flavor palette of fish just to a lack of ideas when there are so many recipes online to try!
Fish is an important part of a healthy diet, but for many is a struggle to incorporate regularly. Whatever your reason is likely doesn’t hold up to the versatility of fish. There are so many different kinds of fish to explore! Use some of our tips to try and incorporate more fish into your diet, after all, twice a week is such a minimal amount and can make all the difference in your health both long and short term.