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.


The Dish on Fish Blog

  • Lloyd and I tried to take advantage of Oahu over the weekend, because we are going to be off-island three of the next four weekends (two weddings in California and a relay race on Maui).  So Saturday we spent a good five hours on a spectacular hike called Manoa Cliff Trail to Nuuanu trail to Judd/Jackass Ginger Pool.  I'm only sharing the long and complicated name because if you ever get the chance to go, this is the best hike we've done on Oahu.

    Manoa Cliff Trail

    Published: 08/24/2009 - 15:19     Comments: 0     Read More
  • I went walking with a friend yesterday, and as is often the case with casual conversations I find myself in, the subject of tuna fish sandwiches came up.  My friend shared her secret of adding a little balsamic vinegar to the usual tuna and olive oil mixture, so I gave it a try today for lunch.  Tangy and yummy!  I also adding a handful of tiny sweet tomatoes that I oven-roasted this week and have been including somehow in every meal ever since because they're so tasty.

    Published: 08/21/2009 - 19:35     Comments: 0     Read More
  • Last weekend started off with Friday evening cocktails and calamari steak from one of our favorite relaxing spots, Buzz's on Kailua Beach.


    Published: 08/18/2009 - 17:27     Comments: 0     Read More
  • Published: 08/12/2009 - 16:59     Comments: 1     Read More
  • The rain hasn't started yet, but the movie-watching has.  Over the weekend we saw two (very different) movies, Julie & Julia and The Hurt Locker.  I liked both a lot, and maybe they do have something in common.  Both are about people with passion, whether it be cooking or disarming roadside bombs.  I can obviously relate to the former a bit more, and have a fresh new supper plan to show for it.  The recipe titles sound abnormally fancy this
    Published: 08/10/2009 - 15:56     Comments: 0     Read More
  • I've been obsessed with Zonya's salmon burgers for a while now, and have made them so many times that looking up the actual recipe became unnecessary months ago.  The next logical step for me after memorizing a perfectly delicious recipe is to start experimenting with variations.  So the last several burgers I've made included a variety of additions and substitutions, ranging from chopped green olives and crumbled feta cheese to jerk seasoning and orange juice.  As of last night*, I moved on to toying with

    Published: 08/07/2009 - 15:20     Comments: 0     Read More
  • I could do without the pun-y title, but Rachel Ray's "My-oh-Mahi! That's a Good Fish Taco" recipe probably does deserve the use of an explanation point.  It's really great.  Sometimes fish tacos are a little boring, but the combination of sweet and hot flavors with the crunchy and soft textures in this one make it interesting.  I especially like the touch of fruit in the black bean mixture - we were fresh

    Published: 08/05/2009 - 20:30     Comments: 0     Read More
  • So the concert at the aquarium last Thursday evening had no fish, other than the live ones of course.  Since my week was turning out to be pretty skimpy on seafood, I made sure to make my favorite tempting tuna wrap Friday for lunch. 

    tuna wrap

    Published: 08/03/2009 - 20:30     Comments: 0     Read More
  • I wasn't feeling the best yesterday, at least not feeling well enough to cook.  OK, maybe I just wanted to watch Top Chef Masters in peace.  Whatever the excuse, the fish tacos I had planned didn't come to be.  I'll likely make them this weekend instead.  In the meantime, we'll surely get a good dose of seafood tonight at the Waikiki Aquarium Summer Concert Series.  Each concert in the series features signature menu items from a different Honolulu

    Published: 07/30/2009 - 17:41     Comments: 1     Read More
  • Friday was a vacation day in Vail - Lloyd, his family, and I went hiking, saw an outdoor concert, and enjoyed a fantastic last supper at Kelly Liken.  My crispy potato-crusted trout...

    potato-crusted trout

    ...was topped only by my subtly savory heirloom tomato martini. 

    tomato martini

    Published: 07/27/2009 - 19:45     Comments: 0     Read More


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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    Kick-off the 2016 Seafood Expo North America with old friends and new. Join us to celebrate NFI's 28th Annual Chowder Party to be held on Saturday, March 5th from 6pm - 7:30pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel conveniently located adjacent to the Boston Convention Center.