Pull up a seat because today we are dishing with Kaleigh McMordie, RDN and blogger at Lively Table, and you won’t want to miss it! In addition to being a registered dietitian, Kaleigh is passionate about helping people fuel their bodies and souls with delicious, indulgent food (like fish and shellfish) that’s good for you too. If you love food, and want to make healthy choices for your body, read more from Kaleigh.
Tell us about you and your blog.
I’m a registered dietitian and (mostly) healthy food blogger living in Lubbock, TX with my husband and three Brittany Spaniels. I am passionate about cooking and helping others live a healthier lifestyle through cooking. My blog, Lively Table, is a place where I share recipes that nourish the body, mind and soul and that are as easy to make as they are delicious. I believe that good food is meant to be shared with others and that eating healthy should be simple and enjoyable. I also believe in a non-diet approach to nutrition, and help clients develop a positive relationship with food.
Why is seafood so beneficial for everyone?
Seafood is so important to include in your diet because it’s a great source of protein with very little saturated fats. Some varieties are also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that are good for your brain and can help prevent heart disease.
Why do you love seafood?
There are so many reasons why I love seafood! It’s so easy to prepare and versatile, so I always keep plenty of white fish, shrimp and salmon in my freezer for quick, delicious dinners. Canned tuna is also very convenient for a quick source of protein.
What is your favorite seafood dish to make at home or order at a restaurant?
At home, my husband and I love grilling salmon and making shrimp tacos. We also love searing scallops for a delicious appetizer on weekends. If I’m at a restaurant, I almost always order halibut (my absolute favorite) or salmon, in lieu of other menu items.
Any words of wisdom for people who might be intimidated by preparing seafood at home?
Don’t be! It’s so incredibly easy. I’d recommend picking out fresh seafood from behind the counter, and asking the butcher for help if you need it. They can usually give you a little direction, and also will often season your fish with fresh herbs and lemon if you’d like. There are so many recipes out there – a quick internet search can give you tons of inspiration!
What’s next on your “must make” or “must order” seafood list?
I’m always excited to make ceviche for summer, and I’ve always wanted to try making sushi at home, so that’s on my list for sure! If any restaurant menu has a good halibut dish, it’s a must-order for me!