I hope you've had a good week! As you know I didn't post on Wednesday...this week has completely gotten away from me! My older daughter graduated from High School and another daughter promoted from Middle School! This week has been crazy busy with preparations and parties! It's a fun time in life but sometimes I feel there isn't enough hours in a day to get everything done...lol!
Summer's among us and NO summer's complete without eating seafood :D I live in the Central Coast and LOVE ordering a fresh catch! You can too, even if you don't live by the ocean...visit your local seafood joint!!
The following is great information by Dr. Oz on eating a variety of food from the sea! BRING IT ON!!
Oysters- A nutrient-rich pick with iron and zinc. Get 'em raw or grilled. Broiled oysters tend to go heavy on butter and oil, and deep-fried. Well, you know the deal with that ;)
Steamed Clams- 1 serving of these healthy little guys (about 10 small clams) covers 130% of your daily iron needs plus plenty of vitamin B12!
Fried Clams- A trip through the deep fryer turns clams into little calorie bombs! Share them with the table.
Mussels (Marinara)- Mussels are on a par with clams, nutritionally. If you have the choice, red sauce is the way to go.
Cheesy Crab Dip- Don't get this crowd-pleaser unless there's a crowd to please! An order can rack up a scary 1,000-plus calories!!
Shrimp Cocktail- a zero-guilt treat (6 big shrimps = about 40 calories)! Dip lightly to cut back on sodium.
Coconut Shrimp- It's ok to have 1 or 2, but a full plate can put a dent in your calorie and sodium budgets.
Crab Cakes- Crab cakes can be loaded with cracker crumbs, so if you start with them, go easy on the bread basket.
Clam Chowder (New England, Manhattan)- A cup of chowder will help fill you up. Manhattan-style is my pick. It's got about half the calories of the creamy New England kind.
Lobster Roll- Eat up! Even with mayo or butter, this isn't likely to break the calorie bank! 1 chain's clocks in at 380 calories :)
Fish And Chips- 1,350 calories or more? I'll pass! Instead, try a nonfried fish, and split the fries ;)
Blackened Catfish- A smart and tasty order, with healthy fats, vitamins, and plenty of filling protein!
Catch Of The Day- The type of fish matters less then how it's prepped. If you can get it grilled, it's 1 of the healthiest dishes on the menu!
Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops- Surprise! 1 bacon-wrapped sea scallop is only about 60 calories!! Go for 4 with veggie sides :)
Crab Legs- Just 1 leg packs in about 25 grams of protein, plus important nutrients like zinc and selenium!
Fish Tacos- I'd skip the taco if it features fried fish, but grilled is great! If there's a creamy sauce, get it on the side and just spoon a little ;)
Steamed Lobster- When it comes to this nutrient-dense classic, I say get crackin'! Even with buttery dip, a 1.25-pound lobster still weighs in under 600 calories :D
Corn- Go for it! Add a pat of butter because what's corn on the cob without it?!
Coleslaw- Mayo or no mayo, this counts as a vegetable. A half-cup scoop of the crunchy stuff shouldn't set you back more then 150 calories.
Fries- I love these, but they're a big splurge! Stick to the smallest size and share ;)
Tartar Sauce- Dip with care. A tablespoon adds around 60 calories!
I don't know about you but we're heading to my favorite seafood restaurant this weekend! WOOO WHOOO!!
If you have ANY comments about this post, I'd love to hear from you!
Have a FABULOUS weekend!!
SEE YOU on Monday :)
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist