The United States Department of Agriculture says twice a week, make seafood the protein on your plate. Increase the amount and variety of seafood consumed by choosing seafood in place of some meat and poultry.
I am in Texas now through the week after Thanksgiving. Cooking with and for my family here is always a blast - I love introducing them to foods they don't normally make and seeing their positive reactions. Saturday night, for example, I made blackened catfish and rice while my mom made margaritas. I think the biggest shock of the evening was that the meal took a significantly shorter amount of time to prepare than the drinks. Also shocking to my family - 1) the fish didn't smell up the kitchen, 2) we had every last ingredient for the recipe on hand except for the fresh fish itself, and 3) blackened fish is just as good or better at home as it is in restaurants. Oh, and the total cost of four servings of catfish (one pound) was $4.99.
Rima Kleiner, MS, RD
I am passionate about good food, cooking, and helping others prepare healthy and tasty meals. Fish—packed with omega-3 fatty acids and protein—is a staple of those meals. In my role as a registered dietitian with the National Fisheries Institute, I track and translate the latest news on the nutritional benefits of seafood. My background includes degrees in Human Nutrition and Communications. I work with food and beverage groups, as well as individuals, teach nutrition to culinary students and create wellness programs for employers. I also often provide commentary for news media. When I am not cooking a healthy meal or running after my two young children, you can find me running, hiking or practicing yoga.
Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD
I am a registered dietitian with the National Fisheries Institute, so fish is my nutrition forte. I earned my BA in Communication from Southwestern University. During college, one of my very favorite evening outings was a leisurely trip to the grocery market. My passion for food was undeniable, so I combined both of my interests by earning my MS in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University in Boston, MA. As well as my Registered Dietitian (RD) credential through the University of Delaware. I live in Beaufort, SC where my husband serves as a US Marine Corps Judge Advocate. I love to entertain, travel, watch reality TV, grill outdoors, run, and practice yoga.