We all know fish is good for you, but sometimes we may not always be able work it into our weekly meal prep. Dr. Liz suggests aiming for 1-2 servings (3-4 ounces each) of salmon, sardines and other fatty fish weekly. How do you do it? By finding easy, tasty and approachable recipes that can be made any night of the week.
Why add fish to the menu? According to Dr. Liz, a 4-ounce fillet of salmon provides 40% of protein needs, as well as ample B vitamins including B6 which works to support muscle function. Along with certain other types of seafood, salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help lower circulating levels of dangerous fats and fight inflammation. Beyond that, fish is just plain tasty, especially when prepared with the right recipes.
If you’re looking to add more fish dishes to your diet, we recommend trying this simple recipe for Salmon en Papillote featuring fennel, sweet potato and mushrooms. This delicious method of one-dish cooking allows all the flavors to marry as the dish cooks, and prevents it from drying out.
Looking to save some time? Try using a half-gallon Stasher Bag! These plastic-free, silicone pouches are an eco-friendly way to cook, carry and freeze all sorts of foods. Endlessly reusable, they’re also safe for use in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher. You can also try it with this recipe for Halibut en Papillote.
For even more seafood recipes to inspire, be sure to check out our Recipe Archive!