If you’re searching for some easy and healthy seafood and veggie recipes to fuel your day, look no further. You may often hear that seafood is also known as “brain food,” thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, most Americans eat too little seafood (and too few vegetables!) which means we’re not helping our brain work at full capacity. When you’re looking for the perfect companion for a light meal, reach for seafood and vegetables. Together they make a light and nutritious pair that provides much-needed vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and antioxidants.
In celebration of National Fruit & Vegetable month, we’ve rounded up eight seafood and veggie recipes. We love the combinations of flaky tuna and creamy avocado, delicate shrimp and leafy spinach, sweet crab and chives and tender scallops and zucchini.
Like seafood, vegetables—and fruits—provide a boatload of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, and are naturally low-calorie. Factor in the protein found in seafood and the dietary fiber found in fruits and veggies and you’ve got yourself a winning dish!
It’s a no-brainer to make healthy choices when there are so many easy-to-make seafood recipes loaded with veggies. Not only are these dishes well-balanced, they’re a breeze to throw together any night of the week.
We hope you enjoy these delicious (and colorful) additions to your table as much as we do!
Easy and Healthy Seafood and Veggie Recipes
Seafood Egg Cups
Four healthy ingredients are all you need for these tasty delights that will become your new go-to breakfast.
Baked Spinach & Artichoke Shrimp Dip
Veggies, crackers or bread. It doesn’t matter what you dip into this warm, bubbly goodness because it’s going to be oh-so-yummy.
Tuna Avocado Salad
A healthy and protein-packed salad that’s creamy, crunchy and tossed with flaky, flavorful tuna.
Imitation Crab Salad
Fresh, flavorful and a cinch to make, this crunchy and creamy crab salad makes the perfect lunch, dinner or snack.
Seafood Cioppino with Charred Bread
Chunks of shrimp, halibut, mussels and clams swim in a spicy and rich tomato-based broth. You’ll want to soak up every last drop with some crusty bread.
Wild Alaska Pollock en Papillote with Chimichurri Sauce
Your mouth will start watering even before you peel open these steamy packets of boldly flavored and tender fish.
Simple Scallops Recipe
Tender scallops dipped in flavorful breadcrumbs and served over a bed of sautéed zucchini noodles – so simple, yet so satisfying.
Salmon Stir Fry with Veggies
One pan is all you need to whip up this fresh and flavorful salmon recipe with pops of red, yellow, green and orange colored-veggies.