It’s light. It’s flaky. It’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids. It’s fish!

According to the American Heart Association, fish is a good source of protein, and unlike many fatty meat products, it’s not high in saturated fat. Fish is also good for your heart and has been shown to provide other great benefits to your body.

In other words, you don’t want to miss out on all the benefits of fish! If prepared correctly, seafood can be a tasty addition to a balanced diet.

Fuel Up on Fish

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends people eat two servings of fish per week, especially fish that are higher in omega-3s and lower in mercury. Some examples include salmon, trout, oysters, Atlantic and Pacific mackerel, herring, and sardines.

Knowing where to get high-quality fish can sometimes be a challenge, particularly if you live in the desert like I do. While I can’t drive to a dock and purchase seafood from a local fisherman, I can go to a nearby fish market that flies fresh seafood in daily. Most grocery stores also carry a good selection of fresh and frozen seafood if you’re short on time and need something convenient.

Fabulous Fish Recipes

There are plenty of great seafood recipes out there, even for people with an aversion to fish or the younger, pickier eaters in your family.

Let’s be real. Have you ever met a kid who doesn’t like chicken nuggets? Me either! So, swap the chicken for fish the next time you’re serving “chicken” nuggets, and I bet your kids won’t even notice the difference. Your secret will be safe with me!

If fish isn’t already in your weekly meal rotation, this tropical cod with asparagus recipe will surely inspire you. Enjoy!