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The Best Seafood Dishes for Weeknight Healthy Cooking

Happy Sunday, friends! We are getting to the time of the year where every weekend is a party – and our friends pull out all the stops to treat us to delicious food and drinks. One way to maintain a healthy diet during the next two months is to eat clean during the week so you have a little more room for a weekend splurge. On the blog last month, we talked about why seafood belongs in a low-sodium diet; but we have also rounded up some tips and tricks to cook with seafood during the week for clean, simple weeknight meals.

  • Flavor your seafood with herbs, spices and citrus.If you are eating clean, reach for herbs, spices and vinegar, plus the juice and zest from lemons, limes and oranges. These can pack a big flavor punch without adding extra calories.
  • Focus on healthy seafood cooking methods.Whether ordering seafood in a restaurant or cooking it at home, opt for healthier cooking methods like grilling, steaming, baking and broiling. These methods help retain food flavor and moisture, while minimizing any added fat and sodium.
  • Keep it simple with seafood. Purchase fresh, frozen and canned/pouched seafood that you can turn into a quick, fresh meal. Keep breading, heavy sauces, and prepackaged options for the weekend.
  • Meal Prep. Pick two seafood recipes below and prepare them at the beginning of the week. You will have delicious, healthy seafood lunch and dinner leftovers to see you through most of the week. That way when you get the “hungries” you can stick to your weekday plan.

To get you going, here are a few recipes that stick to those guidelines. We hope you enjoy!

Walnut & Rosemary Crusted Salmon

To provide extra flavor, this salmon dish relies on lemon and herbs, instead of salt.

Walnut & Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Source: EatingWell

Get the recipe here.

Peppered Tuna Kabobs

Low in sodium but high in flavor, thanks to the addition of mango and hot peppers!

Peppered-Tuna-Kabobs

Source: Taste of Home.

Get the recipe here.

Scallop Ceviche

This scrumptious ceviche is perfect for holiday entertaining!

Scallop Ceviche

Source: Health

Get the recipe here.

Grilled Halibut with Blueberry-Pepper Sauce

Sage and pepper bring out the blueberry flavor in this sauce, which pairs well with a variety of fish.

Grilled Halibut With Blueberry Sauce

Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Get the recipe here.

Salt-Free Seafood Seasoning

Why buy seasoning when you can easily create your own at home?

Salt-Free-Seafood-Seasoning

Source: Taste of Home

 Get the recipe here.

Easy Baked Wild Alaska Pollock with Lemon

This simple baked fish would taste great on its own or with a side of seasonal veggies.

Easy-Baked-Fish-with-Lemon

Source: Simple Nourished Living

Get the recipe here.

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