Sustainable Seafood: It’s time to learn more

I have had more than one new client recently who has told me they are either hesitant to eat fish, flat out don’t like it, or don’t know how to cook it. Indeed, many poor fishing practices are not good for the environment, and some of the larger fish can have a build-up of mercury in them. However, seafood is a healthy, low-calorie, and high-protein food. Seafood can be a good source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and/or minerals. And it is often quick to cook so dinner can be on the table without too much hassle.

Worried about fish safety and ocean health? Take some time to learn more. Information gives us knowledge so we can make informed decisions. Here is a link to a blog post I wrote on sustainable seafood.

Today, I wanted to share a resource and some delicious fish recipes. The Monterey Bay Aquarium publishes a website called Seafood Watch. It is easy to search and chock full of seafood recommendations and ratings based on where you live. This year, the site has added a page called Super Green List of Seafood, which highlights a healthy, environmentally sustainable fish every month, along with shopping and cooking tips. You can learn more at Seafood Watch and Super Green List.

I get it; if the kitchen smells like fish for days or the fish you cook comes out dry, it is not fun to make. My best tip is to make friends with your fishmonger or the person in your grocery store who really knows their seafood. They are an untapped resource ready to share and help you. Here are three summer seafood recipes I’ve got cued up to make.

What I like about all of these recipes is that they are easy to make and can be customized to use different fish, vegetables, and seasonings. If you are not a regular fish eater and you are not allergic, consider giving fish another try.

Have you been thinking about making some diet and lifestyle changes but keep putting it off? Now is a great time to recommit to your goals and take a look at your diet in the bigger context of your overall health and wellness. Is your diet working for you? Do you feel energetic and clear-headed? Are your digestion, joints, blood sugar, circulatory system, hormones, and mood all grooving? If not, let’s set up a time to talk.