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.
We spent the weekend in and around one of my favorite cities, Charleston, SC. I’m so excited to be just 1.5 hours away from this vibrant, yet quaint town and can’t wait to get to know it better while we’re living in Beaufort. Charleston is bursting with great food, but one of the most acclaimed spots as of late is Husk, which we had the pleasure of giving a try Friday night. I was immediately won over by how comfortable the restaurant felt. I’m not a huge fan of formality, especially at 6.5 months pregnant. The server had the demeanor of an easygoing hostess welcoming us into her home and could answer any questions we had about the ingredients as if she’d personally procured them. I had a hard time picking my entrée because there were a handful of freshly caught fish that all sounded so good, but ended up going with the catfish over lentils and cabbage in a flavorful broth. It was a pretty big bowl of food and I licked it clean. The other star of the menu was the bacon cornbread, which arrived in a little cast iron skillet and tasted like a campfire (in the best way possible). It’s a “must order” item if you ever find yourself at Husk.
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.