brown rice salmon avocado sushi: easy to get two

Yesterday at lunch I ordered salmon avocado rolls wrapped in brown rice. It seemed like such an easy way to sneak in extra protein and omega-3 fats. And, the salmon helped me meet my weekly seafood needs.

Truth is, it’s simple to meet the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans seafood recommendation for 2-3 servings of seafood each week (about 3-4 ounces each). And as with all foods, it’s ideal to eat a variety of seafood to maximize nutrient intake.

Despite Harvard(and ample other!) research that fish is important for heart health, Americans still don’t come close to meeting their seafood needs. The average American eats a mere 3.5 ounces of seafood each week. No wonder heart disease continues to rank as the number 1 killer of American men and women.

Salmon rolls for lunch, canned tuna in pasta sauce on the weeknight and grilled fish or shrimp with veggies on the weekend. It’s that simple.

TELL US: What are you favorite ways to meet your seafood needs? We’d love to hear from you!

Posted by Rima Kleiner, MS, RD