I always aim to eat a diet rich in healthy fats, cooking with coconut oil, plenty of avocados, nuts, eggs, butchers bacon, dressing salads with olive oil and if you follow me on Instagram you'll know I eat plenty of salmon.
But that's the only fish I eat. I'm not keen on the taste of most fish and it took me a long time to like salmon. I struggled through a few dinners in the beginning. So now I'm wondering what else I may learn to like? Will I no longer skip past the seafood section on a restaurant menu? No more endless chicken? The possibilities!!! 😉 So on my mission to eat more healthy fats and more fish I am committing to having more oily fish every week, and not just salmon. Other fish which are rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids are herring, Atlantic mackerel, halibut and trout.
Omega 3 fatty acids are particularly beneficial for optimum health. They have been shown to reduce the tendency of blood to clot, lower blood triglyceride levels, lower total cholesterol levels and in some individuals to raise HDL (good) cholesterol, all of which are thought to lower the risk of Heart Disease. Consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy is critical to fetal development. They are required for the formation of synapses and cell membranes. Salmon, trout, mackerel and herring are also a source of Vitamin D so I'll be eating plenty to build up my reserves after winter and over next winter.
Recently I discovered Fish Parcels, this is one of the best ways of cooking fish, in my opinion. Wrapping fish fillets in foil ensures they cook without drying out and that you are able to penetrate the fish with flavour! You can make the parcel the day before and keep in the fridge for a quick dinner! The flavours will release overnight too.