Thursday, October 29, 2015

National Seafood Month: Tips for Eating Seafood Twice a Week



The weather is colder and the days are shorter. The winter months aren't far off any more. For most of the country, that means we will be spending quite a bit of time indoors. A good portion of Americans suffer from depression during this time of year. But did you know there are ways that may help alleviate the symptoms of depression? By getting enough omega-3 fats in your diet, it may help depression sufferers.

Fresh Baby, National Strategic Partner with the USDA, has put together a printable tip list on eating seafood twice a week. Seafood is high in important nutrients like the aforementioned omega-3 fats. Children can also benefit from having seafood in their diet aligned with appropriate serving size and age. Adults should eat at least eight ounces a week.

Personally, I am trying really hard to do whatever I can to ward off depression this winter. I have been dealing with postpartum depression and anxiety after having my baby in June, so having a healthy and balanced diet is extremely important.

There are important things to consider when eating seafood. Avoiding mercury is very important, so be sure to do your research. This is especially important in infants, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women. The printable tip list has some suggestions for safely including seafood in your diet. You can also read Fresh Baby's guest post on the BabyCenter blog to get the 411 On Fish and Your Family.

I love Fresh Baby's website because there are so many wonderful resources including some seafood recipes for kids and the whole family. My husband is excited make me try some of these out since I'm not exactly the world's biggest seafood fan. Check them out below!

*I want to point out that you can substitute ingredients to suit your diet for special considerations.



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Disclosure: This blog partnered with Fresh Baby to bring you this important information. All opinions are my own and may differ from your own. 

10 comments:

  1. We're not seafood eaters in our house, which is kind of funny because we live in New England & it's pretty much the seafood capitol of the US.

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  2. Thanks for the great post and sharing with your readers the importance of eating seafood twice a week. What a great message to share!

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  3. I love eating seafood! It's so easy to cook and really tasty. Your recipe ideas look really nice!

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  4. I love this free tip printable! Seafood is healthy and low fat!

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  5. I like the idea of the printable tip list. Printables come in handy.
    Our whole family loves seafood.

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  6. I keep thinking about making some fish tacos. I have to get on this one.

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  7. I LOVE seafood. We eat salmon at least once week since it's my favorite.

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  8. If it was up to my husband, we would probably have a seafood dish every other night, lol. Thanks for the links to those awesome recipes, I'm entirely intrigued over the Risotto with clam sauce!

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  9. We love seafood and these are great ideas. Thank you for sharing all the links to the recipes.

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  10. I could definitely use more seafood in my diet. I know I could use the Omega-3s. That tip list is helpful!

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