Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist
Happy, healthy New Year! Every January, I am asked to share the best ways to get started on a healthier lifestyle. My top picks are:
- Eat more seafood
- Eat more produce
- Drink more water
“More” is the key. Adding beneficial foods and practices is far easier than taking anything away, and more fun. Smart options throughout the store make it easy to keep your resolutions afloat and enjoy a great plate that is delicious and doable on your always busy days.
Enjoying seafood twice per week is a powerful first step. Meal maker solutions in the Seafood department include Pier 33 Ocean Raised™ Salmon. Frozen fresh, they will take you from tide to table quickly and easily. Single serving and family four packs are ready for dinner in less than 10 minutes! Add a fresh salad and you have upped the ante on both produce and water – water in produce is part of how we can improve water intake, a simple benefit bogo. Put salmon on the menu every week and you are half way to that two servings per week that are recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association. Nourish your family and teach your children well with lifelong food habits that support their good health. This family- friendly Asian Ginger Broiled Salmon https://www.pricechopper.com/recipes#/8866
is a great fit for a busy night. The e-coupon https://www.pricechopper.com/coupons#/?coupon_id=385534 makes this a smart start to healthy year! www.pier33gourmet.com October is a #SeafoodParty!
Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist
October is National Seafood Month, and we always bring the best seafood to our communities, sourced by a great team. This year we partnered with Pier 33 Gourmet Seafood, a world leader in Ocean Raised Atlantic Salmon®.
Pier 33 Gourmet Seafood (www.Pier33Gourmet.com) is committed to bringing highly nutritious, flavorful, sustainably raised salmon to today’s busy families interested in
serving healthier gourmet meals at home. Their frozen salmon fillets are the perfect starting point for easy to prepare, restaurant quality, culinary seafood adventures. They also fit your need for something that cooks up easily and quickly – 8 minutes stove top or 4 minutes in the microwave is all it takes to enjoy the 28 grams of lean protein and over 2,000 mg of powerful Omega 3’s per serving!
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Heart Association recommend seafood twice per week for better health, including heart health. Pier 33 salmon portions are a game changer for busy people seeking solutions to better eating. If you want to learn more about how seafood supports good health, check out the #SeafoodParty at http://www.seafoodnutrition.org/
Healthy Hack – Try this!
Double the salmon in this Roasted Salmon with Orange sauce and Root Vegetables Fall recipe, (https://www.pricechopper.com/recipes#/11376). Serve the extra salmon later in the week over an easy bagged salad or sautéed spinach. Two servings – too easy! #SeafoodParty
Written by Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist
Fish and seafood continue to gain fans and favor with health organizations around the world. Seafood twice per week benefits heart and mind, so I am sharing some get-you-there guidelines to make it easy. We have highlighted these benefits by ages and stages –time to get everyone to the table for delicious, nutritious seafood.
Most seafood is high in lean protein, omega 3 fatty acids and other important nutrients, like selenium. NuVal® Nutrition Scores at Price Chopper and Market 32 confirm this –most seafood scores 90 and above. Look for the blue score on the case and shelf tags.
Ages and Stages
Pregnant Mom, preterm infant:
The USDA guideline is 8 – 12 oz. of fish and seafood per week. This is a great way to boost infant brain development – the omega 3’s from seafood are important to development.
– Mild taste and easy, quick prep make seafood a great idea for busy parents. Fish sticks or fish bites are easy to make and fun finger food. Bonus – kids get more omega 3’s in a lean protein package.
Tweens and teens
– Keep seafood on the plate as tweens and teens start to pay more attention to their food. Seafood is super easy to season and cook – quick and versatile, they can make dinner for everyone in just a few minutes! Launch a great food habit they will enjoy and that will protect their health across their whole lifespan.
– Seafood twice per week protects heart and mind – shown to reduce risk of some cardiac disease, and also to support memory as we age. Remember
to eat seafood twice per week.
Winner, winner, seafood dinner! Recipe tip – most seafood recipes are very versatile, and you can switch out or swap in your choice instead of the recipe item. Trying to plan a quick and easy meal? Consider the Create, Take and Bake seafood meals at the Price Chopper seafood counter – your choice of 4 different fish or shrimp, fresh cut veggies and seasoned to order in a steam-at-the-store or bake-at-home self-contained package. Great meal, no muss, no fuss! Or, enjoy these great recipes you can make with and for friends and family. Learn more about seafood at www.seafoodnutrition.org
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BUMBLE BEE SUPERFRESH PREMIUM FRESH FROZEN
Try new Bumble Bee SuperFresh Premium Fresh Frozen tonight!
All of Bumble Bee’s seafood is cleaned, cut and fresh-frozen within hours. Then it’s chef-prepped with all-natural ingredients like those you would use yourself: extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon zest, vine-ripened tomatoes and parmesan cheese. Bumble Bee’s scrumptious seafood entrees are all gluten-free and preservative-free.
Try Tilapia with Lemon, Pepper & Herbs, Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon Shrimp or zesty Shrimp Romesco. With new Bumble Bee SuperFresh in your freezer, you never have to worry about “What’s for dinner?” All of the Bumble Bee SuperFresh items go straight from freezer to oven or skillet and are ready to enjoy in twenty minutes or less.
Try Bumble Bee SuperFresh Premium Fresh Frozen and you’ll be happily surprised. Delicious aroma, minimal cleanup, super-fresh taste – never has seafood been so easy to prepare and so absolutely ahhhhhhh-worthy. Two vacuum-packed servings per pouch. Look for Bumble Bee SuperFresh Premium Fresh Frozen in the Premium Frozen Seafood Section of the Seafood Department.