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.

Make MyPlate Pinterest Challenge

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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.

 

Make MyPlate Pinterest Challenge: snapper with wild rice, radicchio, and oranges from @RealSimple

 
A couple years ago, the food pyramid was replaced with a plate to show people how to eat a balanced meal.  MyPlate is divided in to four parts; two of the parts are filled with fruits and vegetables, one part with grains, and one part with protein.  ChooseMyPlate.gov has information on the best types of foods to choose from within each of these groups.  When it comes to protein, the advice is “Twice a week, make seafood—fish and shellfish—the main protein food on your plate.” 
 
 
 
But in the spirit of showing people how to eat right versus telling them, MyPlate recently created Pinterest boards that highlight healthful recipes from all over the most popular recipe websites.  And the fish entrées board is mouth-watering!  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.  Starting today, the homemade recipes on the Dish on Fish blog will come exclusively from the MyPlate fish entrées Pinterest board.  Meal planning just got a lot easier!
 
Make MyPlate fish dish number one is snapper with wild rice, radicchio, and oranges, which I made for dinner last night.  The original recipe called for trout, but we had snapper in the freezer, so snapper it was.  I’m hard-pressed to imagine a type of fish the sweet, tart, and crunchy topping wouldn’t pair well with.  I have no clue what’s up with the recipe only getting three out of five stars – we thought it was amazing.  And if you moved around the layers of wild rice, fish, radicchio, and oranges a bit, you’d have a perfectly portioned MyPlate.
 
Posted by Jennifer McGuire, 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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