The new year is a time for a fresh, healthy start. We’re encouraging Americans to focus on long-term lifestyle changes, including adding more seafood, for improved health all year long.
January often means drastic lifestyle changes, such as fad diets and intense exercise routines; but 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. We want to help you find simple solutions to help you succeed in your healthy lifestyle goals.
Here are 10 fun tips on how to Start Fresh with Seafood:
1. Get Creative Cooking
Did you get a fun new kitchen gadget for the holidays? Seafood is great in an air fryer, in a grill pan or a cast iron skillet.
2. A Fresh Mindset
The best seafood doesn’t have to be “fresh,” canned and frozen seafood both offer delicious options.
3. Think Beyond the Fillet
Try salmon burgers, shrimp stir fry, fish tacos or clams with pasta. Eat the foods you already enjoy and jazz it up with seafood!
4. Think About Now and Into the Future
To have a sustainable supply of seafood in the future, eat sustainably caught or raised seafood now.
5. Support Your Community
Support local businesses through these unprecedented times. Get takeout from your favorite restaurant. Visit your local fishmonger or many fishermen and farmers are offering ways to buy direct.
6. Jazz Up the Flavor
Herbs, herbs, herbs! It’s all about the flavor.
7. Try a New Variety of Fish or Shellfish
There are hundreds of species of seafood available in the U.S., and yet most of us only consume two or three.
8. Perfect Pairings
So many of us are trying to incorporate healthier choices right now, and seafood pairs perfectly with fruits and vegetables.
9. Go Beyond Fish & Shellfish
If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you can also enjoy the health benefits of seafood – try sea vegetables like seaweed and kelp.
10. Start with Seafood
From smoked salmon on a bagel to crab cooked into eggs, breakfast is a perfect time to try seafood.