Warm, sunny weather is just around the corner and with it, an insatiable craving for fresh, quick meals that let you stay outside as much as possible. Consider swapping some of the meat in your diet for healthy fish recipes.
White fish, like cod, haddock, and whiting, is low in calories and fat, yet high in lean protein and has a very mild flavor, making it the perfect blank canvas for seasonings. It is also rich in minerals like selenium, an antioxidant that’s essential for the thyroid gland’s functioning and can reduce the risk of heart disease, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Just as their name implies oily fish, such as salmon and tuna, have more oil in their fillets, making them a heartier option than flaky and light white fish. This also what makes them one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of good fat that plays an integral role in fighting inflammation and, thus, staving off certain diseases. Relatively low in calories and high in protein, oily fish have also been connected to help against cardiovascular disease and heart attack and lowering cholesterol.
TL;DR—when it comes to picking your proteins, fish is always a good call (sorry @ red meat). In fact, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice a week. So, bookmark these healthy fish recipes for future meals.