Five Ways to Eat More Fish during Pregnancy
- Mix it Up
Try creative mix-ins to add a modern twist to your tuna sandwich. For a creamy blend, consider adding avocado, hummus, cottage cheese or cream cheese. Create a crunchy mixture with diced apples, carrots or green peppers.
- Sneak in Seafood
Sneak super high omega-3 fish like sardines into tomato sauce, pizza, and even meatballs. They have a nutty, salty flavor when cooked and combined with other ingredients.
- Harness the Power of Pasta
Carbohydrates help to fuel the body, so add cooked shrimp or pouched salmon to a favorite pasta dish for a punch of flavor plus lean protein.
- Swap out Predictable Proteins
Replace the beef, chicken and pork in your favorite recipes like quesadillas or tacos with fish.
- More than a Filling
Think about canned and pouched tuna as more than the filling for a sandwich. Use it as a dip with whole wheat pitas or crackers for a snack. Or try adding tuna on top of a mixed green salad to make a quick and easy lunch. If you add a whole grain roll and a piece of fresh fruit and you have a complete meal.