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Heart Healthy Seafood Recipes
Heart Healthy Seafood: The Best Food for Your Heart
It’s only been a few weeks since the start of the 2021, and already, I’m having trouble sticking to my New Year’s resolutions. However, there is one resolution I’ve been working on pretty diligently, and that’s eating healthier – at a time of uncertainty and increased health risks, it’s always best to continually take the necessary precautions to better your overall wellness. And out of all of the different healthy food options out there, nothing quite matches the taste, and benefits of seafood. Seafood packs a ton of nutrients, primarily omega-3’s, which are great in building your overall health – particularly your heart health. Some of the different ways omega-3’s have been found to possibly benefit your heart include lowering your blood pressure, decreasing your body’s triglyceride levels, and lessening your risk of heart attacks and strokes. And again, not only is seafood heart healthy, it’s yummy, too!
It’s a Taste Extravaganza: Heart Healthy Seafood Recipes
You’re probably thinking, “Wait, but is there fish that’s healthier than others?” To somewhat answer that question, yes, kind of. When considering heart healthy seafood, you’re going to want to pick the fattier fish, for these are the most rich in omega-3’s. Some of the most popular fatty fish options include salmon, mackerel, tuna, trout, and cod, although there are many others that’ll work as well.
Now here comes the hard part: figuring out which heart healthy seafood recipe to make. While there are many options to choose from, such as spicy tuna and avocado fish tacos, salmon cakes, and lemon garlic cod, we’ve compiled 5 of our own favorite heart healthy seafood recipes that we guarantee will leave you wanting more!
- Teriyaki Cedar Plank Salmon – Served with a citrus salad and sesame ginger dressing, this dish is perfect for a great dinner meal with the family – serves 4 and only takes 35 minutes to cook.
- Sesame Crusted Tuna – Have a busy schedule and looking for a quick and easy meal to make? Well, no look no further! This flavorful tuna dish is simple and only takes approximately 15 minutes to cook and prepare.
- Slow Roasted Citrus Salmon – It’s a Friday night and you and your partner have decided to stay in and cook. For a flavorful and intimate evening meal, try this slow roasted citrus salmon dish. Made for two, it only takes 45 minutes in total to prep and cook.
- Salt Baked Trout – Yearning for something a little bit on the salty side? Try out this salt baked trout dish – serves 4 and only takes 30 minutes to make!
- Marinated Black Cod – The flavor train never seems to stop. For your next cod meal, try out this marinated black cod recipe. Tastes great served with a noodle or rice stir fry.