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 6 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 nutritional 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.