New Year New Goals: Healthy Seafood Guide
Happy New Year from Cameron’s Seafood!
The eternal New Year’s goal for many and most (me, especially) is to eat healthier. As the resolution planning kicks into full swing, we wanted to share with you the limitless nutritional benefits seafood provides.
We’ve broken it down into a healthy seafood guide, whether you’re planning on going Keto, Paleo, Whole30 or just looking at introducing better-for-you lean protein- good quality seafood is the answer.
The fab fads
All the latest fad diet trends are keenly focused on reducing the amount of carbohydrates (those starchy, sugary foods) and increasing consumption of wholesome lean protein and healthy fats (yes, they do exist).
What all of these diets have in common is seafood, really encouraging participants to adopt the recommended 2-3 weekly servings.
Why is seafood so lean?
All meat sources provide protein, fat, vitamins and minerals-necessary fuel for our bodies. Seafood, unlike red meat (beef, pork, lamb, etc…), is lower in calories and bad saturated fats-a natural genetic result of being hard working critters. Fish are in constant motion, even the filter feeders; mussels, oysters and clams are constantly working to feed and fuel-contributing to their lean muscle mass and healthy fat stores.
3oz. piece of sirloin has 3 grams of saturated fat while 3oz. of salmon, shrimp or crab meat contains less than 1 gram of saturated fat.
What is an Omega 3?
Omega 3s are a type of healthy fat, a fatty acid bonded chain, that are unsaturated (unsaturated because they are bonded with other fatty acid chains and contain less hydrogen) and predominately found in seafood.
Omega 3s are essential to our diet, boosting metabolism, promoting circulation and good blood pressure. Since we do not produce Omega 3s on our own, we need to consume foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acid in order to reap the benefits.
Crab, shrimp, lobster, clams, mussels, salmon and tuna are all excellent sources of Omega 3s.
Get your vitamins and minerals!
Seafood contains some of the most nutrient dense sources of vitamins and minerals of any protein. Crab meat contains a healthy dose of riboflavin (B2 vitamin) and B12. Lobster is loaded with Calcium and Phosphorus. Oysters, scallops, clams and mussels contain vitamin A, B12 and C. Shrimp hosts a good source of iron and zinc. While salmon will boost your potassium and selenium.
Incorporating Cameron’s Seafood into your diet…
: Boost your salads or breakfast omelets with delicious healthy crab. I love adding crab to my arugula, avocado, tomato and cucumber salads or to my omelets with spinach, peppers and asparagus.
: Shrimp are so versatile in the kitchen and make for some healthy meal prep planning meals. I make great gluten free fajita bowls with spiced shrimp, peppers, onions, pico de gallo and riced cauliflower. I also like to use shrimp in my stir fry with all sorts of Asian veggies.
: No one said you cant treat yourself while eating healthier and lobster can fill the bill without the calorie guilt. Top roasted butternut squash with garlicky lobster meat or make lobster roll lettuce wraps for a low-carb lunch.
and : A wonderful protein option for healthy stews and soups. I adore adding shellfish in to a spicy Thai coconut broth.
: The most popular healthy protein option works well in all sorts of culinary applications (plus another meal prep planning champion). Try a mediterranean themed meal of salmon with tabbouleh style quinoa or chopped into a veggie loaded salad.
Buy Seafood Online
Stock up on all the healthy seafood selections for our guide at our online store. Our Omega 3 rich options are sure to keep you on goal and stocked with excellent sources of lean protein all year round. All of our deliveries are shipped lickety-split, so there is no lag time between you and your meal prep.
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We’d love to see how you’re using Cameron’s Seafood in your New Years resolutions-share your healthy recipe or meal ideas on any of our social pages, , or be sure to tag us @cameronsseafoodonline.
By: Patterson Watkins