We eat fresh fish 1-2 times per week. It would be more often if I had better access to the grocery store (it’s an hour away). Fish is an easily digestible protein and an awesome source of long chain Omega-3 fatty acids (which our body can assimilate easier than Omega-3 short chain fatty acids like flax, chia, and walnuts). Fish also provides important minerals like iodine (for thyroid function) and selenium (for metabolism and antioxidant properties). It’s a whole food source of Vitamin D, which hosts a number of vital roles in our bodies and something that many people are deficient in. We eat a lot of cod. It’s a mild, wild-caught, affordable white fish that offers my family a healthy dose of DHA + EPA.
I topped this cod with homemade pesto, popped it in the oven, and it was ready in 20 minutes. Fish is one of the quickest and easiest proteins to prepare on a busy week night. I served it over buttery spaghetti squash (a regular side dish for us) with tomatoes on the side. The kids aren’t big on tomatoes and they chose to have carrots instead.
What’s your favorite way to eat fish?