Make a splash with nutritious fish dishesBy Statepoint
Whether you are observing Lent and avoiding meat (see below) or are simply seeking wholesome meals, eating seafood is a way to make a positive commitment to health.
Seafood offers unique benefits as a lean protein, provides vitamins D and B12, and is a quality source for omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats essential to human health. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends consuming eight ounces, or two servings, of seafood weekly (less for young children).
These easy, flavorful recipes are great for entertaining, too, as well as weekday meals. (If you can’t find catfish, or don’t like it, you can substitute another white fish such as cod, mahi-mahi or flounder.) For more recipes, visit wildalaskaseafood.com and seafoodnutrition.org.
Fish on Fridays
Lent is a Christian religious tradition, observed for the period before Easter beginning on Ash Wednesday, which typically calls for a special diet. Red meat is cut out on Fridays for some and for the entirety of Lent for others. According to Datassential, a market research company, 26 percent of consumers observe Lent. Of those, 41 percent said they eat fish on Fridays.