17 Healthy Fish Recipes To Eat Fish More Often!

This post gives you 17 tasty and easy fish recipes to prepare that will have you adding more healthy fish and seafood into your diet. 

.Fish is a superfood, full of protein and nutrients that benefit your body. This post gives you 17 tasty and easy to prepare recipes that will have you adding more healthy fish and seafood into your diet. And that’s a win-win!

The thing I love about fish is that it’s a light meal that leaves me feeling super healthy after I eat it. 

I guess just knowing that fish and seafood are full of nutritional omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, and tons of other good-for-you things makes me want to include it in my diet even more.

Not only is fish power-packed nutrition-wise, but it is also a dish that you can get excited about if you know how to cook it properly. Sure, we often go for beef and chicken because many of us are more familiar with cooking it – and it just seems easier somehow.

But, I can help you out there and have you incorporating fish into your mealtime repertoire in a flash! 

So, I have compiled my best fish and seafood recipes to show you that fish can be both delicious and easy peasy to prepare.

Ready to get inspired?

Read on!

An overhead image of a single serving of Creamy Garlic Tuscan Shrimp made with shrimp, garlic, yellow onion, low sodium chicken broth, sun dried tomato strips, unsweetened almond milk, baby spinach, parmesan, arrowroot starch and parsley served with sweet potato noodles.

IS FISH HEALTHY?

Fish is super healthy for you! It’s a high-quality and low-fat protein that can be prepared in so many delicious ways! Fish is also known to be an anti-inflammatory food. The American Heart Association recommends that you eat fish twice a week. More is even better!

Some of the nutrients contained in fish and seafood are:

  • Omega 3 fatty acids (great for the heart and brain!)
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Potassium
  • Vitamins D and B2

Closeup side view of a white plate with Almond-Crusted Sea Bass on a bed of spinach, ready to eat.

BENEFITS OF EATING FISH

Because fish has so many good things in it, the benefits are numerous. Take a look at these reasons for eating fish, and I bet you’ll try one of the recipes in this post tonight!

  • Vision: Fish is good for the eyesight, particularly as we age
  • Sleep: Studies show that a lack of vitamin D may affect sleep quality, and fish has vitamin D
  • Autoimmune issues: Fish may reduce the risk of diseases like type 1 Diabetes
  • Mood: Studies show mood disorders like depression may be less likely to occur in people who eat lots of fish
  • Brain: Eating fish boosts brain health, especially as we get older
  • Heart: The risk of heart attacks and stroke may be lower in people who eat fish due to cardiovascular benefits

WHAT IS THE HEALTHIEST WAY TO COOK FISH?

Steaming and poaching are two great ways to cook fish, leaving it moist and not dried out. Broiling is ideal for oil-rich fish, like salmon. Grilling and baking are heart-healthy ways to serve fish and seafood, too.

Overhead image of a plate of Panko-Crusted Tilapia, garnished with lemon and served with a side of peas.

WHAT ARE GOOD TYPES OF FISH TO EAT?

Fish high in Omega 3’s are top-notch for health. Wild-caught and sustainably-sourced are always best, but if you can only get farmed, that’s okay, too! Consider these when grocery shopping:

Low in contaminants and eco-friendly:

  • Salmon
  • Arctic char
  • Rainbow trout
  • Albacore tuna
  • Atlantic mackerel

Additional good choices:

  • Sea bass
  • Shrimp
  • Flounder
  • Pollock
  • MahiMahi
  • Sea scallops

Hand holding a single meal prep container which has pan-roasted salmon, garlic rice, and parmesan garlic green beans for how to meal prep salmon.

HEALTHY FISH MEAL PREP RECIPES

Meal prep is one of the best ways to ensure that you stick with a healthy eating plan. After all, when the food is in the fridge and ready to go, you won’t grab something unhealthy – you’ll go for the good stuff!

Overhead view of crispy, spicy, and fresh Baja Fish Tacos served with homemade Pico de Gallo and Creamy White Dill Sauce.
HEALTHY FISH ENTREE RECIPES

It’s simple to plan a meal with fish in it a few times a week when you have a go-to recipe that turns out delicious and savory every time. Here are a few healthy fish recipes to choose from!

Side view of the 15 minute healthy shrimp scampi on a bed of zucchini noodles, garnished with fresh parsley and is ready to eat.

HEALTHY SHRIMP RECIPES

Some of you say that shrimp is tricky to cook. These healthy shrimp recipes will change that thought. Step out of your comfort zone and perfect your shrimp with these recipes!

Image of Kung Pao Scallops, on a blue plate, served with rice and vegetables and ready to eat.

HEALTHY SCALLOP RECIPES

Scallops are so delicious, and we really should eat them more often. Once you give these flavorful recipes a try, you will not hesitate to serve scallops any night of the week.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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