For those of you observing Lent, you're probably used to the whole fish Friday thing. But don't use it as an excuse to hit the McDonald's drive-thru for a Filet-O-Fish. High in protein, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and numerous vitamins and minerals, there's nothing fishy about adding this protein to your regular Friday routine, especially when you choose low-mercury species like salmon and tilapia.
In fact, the American Heart Association recommends that we all get at least two servings per week to help prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Try one of the easy fish recipes below to get your fish Friday on today!
3 Healthy Fish Recipes
• Traditional Fish Soup with Vegetables. This fish recipe takes just two minutes to prepare and is full of healthy veggies and protein to keep you feeling full! We recommend making it with low-mercury tilapia! Get the recipe.
• Roast Salmon with Broccoli Rabe and Quinoa. This nutritional powerhouse of a meal is high in fiber, iron and calcium. Not to mention that this salmon recipe is chockfull of omega-3 fatty acids and only takes 30 minutes to prepare. Easy and delicious? Yes, please! Get the recipe.
Happy fish Friday!
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.