Five Easy ways to include fish in your diet
Fish and other seafood is full of goodness – providing a range of nutrients important for health, including; protein, zinc, iodine, vitamin A and D, as well as a good dose of long chain omega-3s. The Australian Heart Foundation recommends we eat 2-3 servings of fish a week to keep us in tip top shape, but did you know most Aussies struggle to meet this target? In fact, only one in five Australians eat any fish at all.
So what’s the problem? We know fresh fish and other seafood is nutritious, but some may find it hard to buy or a little daunting to prepare, while others might feel frozen or packaged options are lower quality or not as good for us.
The good news is that with a little experimentation, we can blow these myths out of the water. Fresh fish is one of the quickest protein foods to cook, with plenty of easy to make recipe ideas. And with a range of quality packaged options now on the market, convenience and nutrition can go hand-in-hand, making it a whole lot easier to include healthy balanced meals into your day.
1. 5pm panic – You’re on your way home and have no idea what to cook for dinner. Swing past the supermarket to grab a few items for one of these fresh fish recipes, such as this Ling Fillets with couscous salad. Each recipe is super simple to make and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and cook.
2. Unexpected guests – Whether it is that sleep-over the kids forgot to tell you about, or friends that pop over right on dinner time - having a few of the Frozen Fish range in the freezer allows you to prepare a meal in minutes with no fuss, and no warning. Served with a side of potatoes and a salad, Kaffir Lime and Coconut Crumb Fillets are a real crowd pleaser, while the Classic Crumb Hoki Fish Bites are a perfect way to feed the masses.
3. Easy entertainment – We’ve all been there, scrambling around the kitchen trying to find some nibbles to serve up to guests. Adding these smoked mussels to your weekly shop will make it easy to prepare a platter to impress in no time.
4. Takeaway night with a twist – In the time it will take you to drive down to the closest takeaway shop, you can have some Aussie favourites ready and waiting. Keep some Hoki Tempura Batter fillets on hand for these fish sliders or try this healthier version of fish and chips.
5. Sunday lunch – Want a nice lunch without having to brave the crowd? Try making these Thai fish cakes using fresh Hoki Fillets. Make a few extra for weekday lunches or freeze them for a quick meal later in the week.