Fuel Up This Summer with Seafood

Fuel Up This Summer with Seafood


Surf’s up, Seafoodies!

This summer join us in fueling up with mouth-watering and decadent seafood meals! Easy to make any day of the week, these seafood dishes will fuel you up for a full day of surfing, swimming, biking or gardening. Protein-rich seafood will keep you feeling fuller longer and provide you with nutrients for all your favorite summertime activities!

As a summer staple, seafood does double duty as both a delicious meal and a healthy source of protein. The protein in each serving of seafood will keep you feeling full and focused when you’re out and about or working from home. Seafood for energy? Sure! Here are a few of our favorite energy-boosting qualities of seafood.

The Scoop on Seafood Protein

Seafood is unique because it is high in protein but low in calories. The days are longer, the spring rain is gone, and binge-watching is so April-May. So, energize with seafood for dinner and enjoy some outdoor activities until dusk tonight. Plus, enjoying that seafood dinner (or lunch or breakfast) helps you meet the 2-3 weekly seafood servings, as recommended by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Fight Fatigue with Omega 3’s in Seafood

Many fish (like salmon, tuna, mackerel, and sardines) are considered superfoods thanks to the high doses of omega-3 fatty acids. While omega-3s are known for brain and heart health, these essential fatty acids may also help to reduce chronic inflammation in the body and fight fatigue according to experts..

Get a Boost with Vitamin B12 in Seafood

Include vitamin B-12-rich seafood at breakfast or lunch and you’ll get a big energy boost. Vitamin B-12 is important for a healthy metabolism. All seafood—including mussels, tuna, mackerel, sardines and herring—provide a healthy dose of this important B vitamin.

Put a little pep in your step with one of these great recipes.

Lemon-Parsley Baked Cod

Cod and lemon go hand-in-hand for a bright flavor profile. This summer take advantage of the herbs in your DIY garden or pick some up at the Farmer’s Market.

seafood for energy

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Grilled Shrimp with Apple and Charred Scallions

We’re big fans of combining sweet seafood options with seasonal fruit. In addition to our refreshing Seared Scallop Salad with Blueberries, we are definitely adding this grilled shrimp and apple dish to our summer menu roundup!

seafood for energy

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Mussels with White Wine Sauce

Think mussels are tricky to make? Think again! We demystified mussels for you and are so excited for you to try this step-by-step recipe because it is affordable, quick and takes only minutes to prepare. Flavorful and aromatic, this dish will be a crowd-pleaser all summer long.

seafood for energy

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Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

These Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs are the perfect healthy (and delicious) bite! Whether you are sharing these energy-boosting finger foods or keeping them all for yourself, this lightened-up, salmon-laced version of deviled eggs makes for an appetizer full of protein and savory flavor.

seafood for energy

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Maple Walnut-Crusted Halibut

Maple Walnut-Crusted Sheet Pan Halibut is a seafood mealtime must! For us, sheet pan means full, happy stomachs and easy clean-up. Yes, please!

seafood for energy

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