Sustainable Seafood on a Budget
October 13, 2015
In honor of National Seafood Month, we want to help you eat more sustainable seafood—no matter your budget. Sustainable seafood is a great choice for your health and the health of our oceans.
Here are four tips to eat more seafood on a budget:
- Make substitutions and try new types of fish. Eating a variety of seafood is best for our health and the health of our oceans. If your store does not have a certain species, substitute a fish of the same type. Here is a guide to help you make substitutions and pick the best fish.
- Ask your grocer questions. When buying fresh seafood, ask questions of the person behind the seafood counter. They can tell you their company’s sustainability guidelines and help point you to fresh sustainable options.
- Try canned. There are sustainable and creative canned fish options that fit within even tight food budgets. For those without access to a full grocery store with all the fresh options, canned seafood provides the same lifesaving nutrients and Omega-3 fatty acids. There are delicious and affordable recipes that use canned sardines, salmon, tuna and crab and you can always throw canned seafood over a salad or pasta dish for an instant healthy meal.
- Sign up for the Healthy Heart Pledge. Seafood Nutrition Partnership will provide more tips, recipes and coupons to help you include more healthy seafood in your diet.
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