Can you believe September flew by? We are excited about October approaching because it is National Pescatarian Month! We will be sharing so many fun things with you – including our first E-Cookbook! But speaking of fun, today let’s talk about seafood snacks. Snacking can be a healthy part of any diet and a fun part of your meal plan. Snacks, or small meals that feature seafood have the added benefit of being lower in calories, higher in protein, and full of rich and quality vitamins and minerals.
Whether you’re looking for a light bite between breakfast and lunch or need an energy boost in the afternoon, fresh, frozen, canned and pouched seafood make for convenient and healthy snacks that taste delicious and leave you satisfied. A few of our favorites include crab salad, lobster guacamole, tuna salad wraps and spring rolls. Doesn’t that sound good?
Some of the benefits of snacking on seafood include:
- Low Calories: The calorie count of packaged snacks can rack up quickly, so reach for seafood. Snacking on seafood helps keep calories in proportion and provides nutrients that fill you up with energy.
- Packed Protein: Seafood can average on about 20-28 grams of protein per ounce. We love this, because it’s a great way to beat an afternoon slump.
- Full of Vitamins, Minerals, and Essential Nutrients: One of nature’s top known superfoods, seafood, is loaded with healthy micronutrients like: Vitamins A – K, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Iron, Magnesium, and Zinc. All of these vitamins work to boost your health, so use snack time as more than a time to satisfy cravings and indulge in something that is going to benefit you for the long haul.
Here are the recipes. Enjoy!