Meal Planner

Meal Planner

Don't forget the fish! Make a weekly meal plan and grocery list using this printable planner before hitting the supermarket. Find four of our favorite new seafood recipes here.

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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.

Meal planning to meet this goal just got a lot easier!  MyPlate now has a mouth-watering fish entrées board on Pinterest that highlights healthful seafood recipes from all over the most popular recipe websites.  We’re so excited about this new go-to resource for guaranteed good-for-you fish recipes that we’ve decided to try them out and tell you what we think.  Join us and take the MyPlate Pinterest Challenge by making a recipe from the MyPlate fish entrées Pinterest board twice a week.

 

heart-healthy in a snap: grilled salmon

Okay, Jennifer’s Halibut with Mustard Sauce and Quinoa last week made me crave fish, dark greens and quinoa. Plus, I recently read "Our Top 15 Heart-Healthy Foods" @EatingWell, which touted the stellar heart health benefits of the usual suspects—salmon/fish, beans, nuts, dark chocolate, green tea and whole grains—along with some unusual ones (such as yogurt, popcorn and pomegranates). All that to say, I had to satisfy this craving, which we did Saturday evening.

We had salmon in the freezer, so my husband threw that on the grill. We had some whole grain and some regular Israeli couscous, so we mixed the two varieties to extend the number of servings (and to entice the picky toddler to eat). Finally, we had some soon-to-expire Brussels sprouts, which we sautéed with a little olive oil, sage and pecan pieces.

This meal was quick. From start to finish, it took less than 30 minutes to get on the table and in front of hungry kids (and adults). But the best part of this meal? It’s loaded with omega-3 essential fatty acids (thanks to the salmon), dietary fiber (from the whole grain couscous, walnuts and Brussels) and other nutrients, like selenium, iron, potassium and vitamins C, D and K.

TELL US: We’d love to hear your go-to recipes for fish meals in a snap! Please share your comments below or write to us at rkleiner@nfi.org.

Posted by Rima Kleiner, MS, RD

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Jennifer McGuire (L), Rima Kleiner (R)
 

Jennifer McGuire, MS, RD
 

As a nutrition science translator, blogger, media critic, and new mom, I believe the most important nutrition advice I can give is to only take nutrition advice from sound sources.  I earned my Master of Science Degree in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University in Boston, MA and my undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. I am credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) and belong to the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), as well as the Food and Culinary Professionals practice group of the AND.

As a dietitian for the National Fisheries Institute, I work to help families enjoy seafood-rich diets.  Fish and shellfish not only boost our brain and heart health, they can be fast, simple, and delicious.  My favorite people to relish a good meal with are my husband, Lloyd, and infant son, Harris.

 

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.

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