Eating Well with Trout & Scallops
From Atkins to Paleo, you may be debating whether to start a diet come New Year’s Day. After all, the season brings a tendency to over-indulge in rich holiday dinners, abundant sweets, and quite the array of festive beverages. It can be easy to deviate from (or abandon) healthy eating during the holidays.
Yet all that tends to change right around December 31 at 11:59 pm. Before you can even set down your champagne glass, thoughts of New Year’s resolutions are likely already swirling around the room. And though they have a bad reputation for failing, the overall resolution or goal of eating well – or eating better – could just be what the doctor ordered.
Know Your Body
While it’s always possible to improve eating choices and habits, it’s also important to know and understand what options are best-suited for your body. Rather than jumping on the celebrity diet bandwagon, be sure to check with your nutritionist or doctor to ensure you’re meeting your body’s needs.
Quality Over Quantity
Deciding what to eat can feel like the biggest part of the daily grind, but tweaking recipes can make all the difference. It’s easy to assume that eating well somehow means eating dull. But this is far from true.
Swapping out over-processed or junky foods with higher-quality ingredients can help put you on the fast track to a new year of healthy eating. Just like choosing recipes based on healthier choices takes the guesswork out of what to cook at home.
Eating healthier doesn’t necessarily mean having to go full-bore vegan or vegetarian. For the meat eaters out there, trying to incorporate more fish and seafood can help to diversify your menu without compromising protein intake. Check out these fun pescatarian-inspired recipes for healthy options full of flavor.
Silverbeet Soup with Rice, Lemon & Smoked Trout
Trout & Roe Salad
While salmon is the typical go-to for healthy eating recipes, we’re also a fan of trout. It’s full of protein and Omega-3s, but also low in contaminants and fat. This recipe calls for raspberry-marinated trout but also a little garnish of trout roe for a full-flavor experience.
Scallop Ceviche Salad
Ceviche is often associated with summertime due to its light and fresh nature. But it is also incredibly healthy and worth adapting for year-round consumption. Try this Southwest style recipe from Martha – it swaps scallops instead of fish but still uses the power of lime juice to “cook” the seafood.
Seared Scallops with Pomegranate Salad
An alternative scallop-related salad recipe, this version offers a unique flavor contrast to seared seafood thanks to pomegranate.