SEAFOOD PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HEALTHY EATING.

nina | June 21st, 2012 - 9:00 am

ALL THE GOOD STUFF ABOUT SEAFOOD!

Also known as: Shellfish, Bounty of the Sea
Likes: Garden fresh lemon and herbs
Dislikes: Melting ice beds and warm refrigerators
Hobbies: Lounging on the grill or baking with the veggies
Find It: As the star of lunch or dinner or supporting a fresh, crisp salad ensemble.  It’s also not opposed to the occasional breakfast or brunch appearance in an omelet.

Seafood comes in many different varieties, and while it may not be everyone’s favorite food, it is happy to try to win you over with so many flavors, textures and health benefits.   Overall, seafood is a great low-fat protein choice with plenty of omega 3 fatty acids (omega 3s), vitamins like B12 and D, and minerals, such as iron and zinc.  It’s really just up to you how you enjoy spending quality dining time with Seafood.  Here are just a few ways to get to know this tasty food:

Salmon is a great choice for the wood stove or the grill with thick, flavorful steaks that are loaded with brain boosting, heart healthy omega 3s. 

Halibut is a subtly flavored, yet meaty textured white fish that can be dressed up with just a splash of lemon and hint of herbs.  It’s a great way to get your vitamin D for strong bones! 
Shrimp comes in all different sizes and is happy to be a part of almost any menu choice from salads to fajitas to a center stage meal starter as a shrimp cocktail.  These delicious and low fat little shellfish gems also have the selenium your body needs to help prevent cell damage. 

Oysters, whether you like them baked with garlic and breadcrumbs or raw with lemon and chili, are a good way to get your zinc for a strong immune system and beautiful skin and nails. 

Source: 6/13/2012 2 HealthyDiningFinder

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