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.
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?
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!)
- Vitamins D and B2
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.
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:
- Arctic char
- Rainbow trout
- Albacore tuna
- Atlantic mackerel
Additional good choices:
- Sea bass
- Sea scallops
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!
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!
- Baja Fish Tacos (pictured)
- Southern Fried Catfish
- Pan-Fried Salmon
- Almond Crusted Sea Bass
- Salmon Fish Sticks
- Panko Crusted Tilapia
- Baked Sea Bass and Zucchini
- 30-Minute Halibut Piccata with Asparagus
- Lemon-Herb Tilapia
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!
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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