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.
This week I am in Omaha, NE unexpectedly for my beloved grandfather's wake and funeral, which were absolutely beautiful. Because Thanksgiving is just a week away and then I have a trip back to the office in Washington, DC scheduled for early December, I am just staying on the mainland for the next few weeks. This means no meal plans for a while - travel plus the holidays equals unpredictable eating. After a few days of tasty (but rich) casseroles and cheese platters that friends and family dropped off, I finally got my seafood fix at a neighborhood Tex-Mex restaurant. I ate a little more than half of these sizzling shrimp fajitas, and will probably snack on the remainder today.
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.