Say Hello to Seafood

Best known for its healthy fats and lean protein, dive deeper into all the health benefits of seafood.

Healthy Food

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 him: As the star of lunch or dinner or supporting a fresh, crisp salad ensemble.  He’s also not opposed to the occasional breakfast or brunch appearance in an omelet.

Seafood comes in many different varieties, and while he may not be everyone’s favorite food, he 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 stove or the grill with thick, flavorful steaks that are loaded with brain boosting, heart healthy omega 3s.  Try the Salmon Tacos with Slaw, Salsa, and Crema, 530 calories and 26 g of fat, at King Edward Grill in Jackson, MS; Grilled Maple Salmon, 640 calories and 26 g of fat, at Weathervane Seafood in the Northeast; or the Wood-Grilled Fresh Salmon Dinner, 480 calories and 23 g of fat, at Red Lobster nationwide for a taste.

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!  Try the Halibut with Orange Mint Basil, 460 calories and 16 g of fat, at Anthony’s Fish Grotto in San Diego for a taste.

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.  Try the Sea Scallops and Shrimp, 190 calories and 5 g of fat, at Bonefish Grill nationwide or the Grilled Malibu Shrimp, 540 calories and 19 g of fat, at Joe’s Crab Shack nationwide for a taste.

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. Try the Oysters on the Half Shell appetizer, 100 calories and 1.5 g of fat at The Capital Grille nationwide; or the Dozen Raw Oysters, 115 calories and 4 g of fat at Hooters nationwide.