If you’re not yet acquainted with the National Fisheries Institute’s online resources, then you’re definitely missing out. From delicious and healthy recipes to sustainability news and safety concerns, they have all of your seafood concerns covered across their two sites, Get Real About Seafood and About Seafood. You can follow them on any social media account your heart desires, be it Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and more. Their YouTube channel is flush with vlogs that break down topics like the recent Senate vote about the USDA catfish program.
One great resource NFI released is its 10 Simple Ways to Get at Least Two Seafood Meals Per Week meal plan. In fact, eighty to ninety percent of Americans are falling short of their weekly seafood recommendation and missing out on omega-3s that promote brain health. NFI presents ten different ingredient combinations across breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to inspire aspiring seafood lovers. But how do you concoct these flavor combos into a delicious and healthy dish? Read on to see the recipes we found for each seafood suggestion!
- Crab, eggs, and spinach: Fresh Spinach and Lump Crab Meat Omelette
- You won’t typically find crab on the breakfast menu of your local diner, so whip this one up at home! The recipe even includes pointers for executing a picture perfect omelette technique.
- Smoked salmon, cucumber, and whole grain toast: Smoked Salmon Cucumber Breakfast Toast
- This breakfast recipe is super easy to throw together. A smear of cream cheese and some green onions finish off this simple toast.
- Tuna, eggs, and cheddar cheese: Tuna Melt Omelettes
- This recipe has all of the fun of a creamy tuna melt, but in a breakfast-style package! You’ll feel totally fueled from its 37 grams of protein.
- Tuna, avocado, and whole grain pita: Amazing Avocado Tuna Pita
- A recipe with only four ingredients is perfect for a quick lunch. And it’s hearty, too, all packed into a toasty whole grain bread with a sprinkle of cheese.
- Tilapia, corn tortilla, and mango salsa: Crispy Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa
- Crunchy tacos with fresh veggies and mango? Yes, please! This might be your favorite serving of seafood all week. The crusted fish is baked, so you can enjoy it guilt free.
- Salmon, cheddar cheese, and whole grain English muffin: Salmon Melts
- These melts are full of exciting add-ins like Dijon, green onion, pickle, fresh dill… the list goes on! And they’ll be ready in about twenty minutes.
- Tuna, olive spread, and French baguette: Crostini with Tuna Tapenade
- Brought to you by famed Food Network chef Ina Garten, this dish has all the right criteria of a fabulous salty-savory snack. It’s crunchy, cheesy, and tangy.
- Trout, wild rice, and asparagus: Pan Seared Rainbow Trout with Roasted Asparagus, Wild Rice and Citrus Dijon Vinaigrette
- The simple elements of this dish come together with your very own homemade vinaigrette. This dinner of protein, veggies, and whole grains is one you can feel good about.
- Shrimp, pasta, and sun-dried tomatoes: 20-Minute Sun-dried Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta
- Any dinner that’s complete in twenty minutes is automatically a winner! The sun-dried tomato pesto is packed with fresh flavors like basil, almond, and garlic.
- Tuna, feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes: Quinoa, Cherry Tomato, Tuna and Feta Salad
- Forget the traditional mayonnaise-laden tuna salad and swap it out for this fresh upgrade made with whole ingredients. Fresh herbs, Greek yogurt, and lemon make a healthy and refreshing dressing.
We challenge you to eat seafood twice this week! Pick any of these recipes or check out Pinterest for more recipe inspiration. Leave your favorite seafood recipes in the comments.