Springtime in the Mediterranean is magical. Lush markets from Barcelona to Istanbul full of colorful fresh spring produce—it is a wonderful time and place to eat, drink, see, learn and experience! (Plus, the Mediterranean Diet is ranked #1 as the most balanced, healthy lifestyle we can live!)
Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s Recipe Nutrition Philosophy
Seafood is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet, and according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, you should be eating at least 8 ounces of seafood, or two servings, per week.
SNP works to ensure the recipes we feature on our website keep in mind overall sodium, fat and calories. Seafood is delicious and should be enjoyed with healthier cooking methods. The way you cook seafood can change its nutrition composition. SNP features healthier preparation methods that may be better for your health such as broiling, baking, grilling, roasting pan-searing and poaching — which limit the addition of extra fat and calories. Our recipes are filled with flavors from spices, herbs and whole food ingredients to add flavor without excessive use of salt. We also encourage eating seafood in all forms whether fresh, cured, canned/pouched or frozen.
When eating a seafood meal, balance out your plate by incorporating whole grains, fruits and vegetables to bring out its fullest nutrition potential. To learn more, visit ChooseMyPlate.gov.