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Garlicky Teriyaki Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry

Stir fry preparations are a great way to get sizeable portions of vegetables in a single dish. Ingredients like bell pepper, green cabbage, mushroom, onion, carrot, broccoli, garlic, and ginger, are among the tastiest. At the start of my weight…

Savory Sweet Apple Walnut Tuna Salad

I grew up eating lots of tuna salad—the "chunk light" version, which my mom drenched in mayonnaise, seasoned with a little some of everything, and served with Ritz Crackers (never bread). Even through my college years I maintained a real fondness…

Seven Healthy Ways to Enjoy Your Sushi Experience

As a health-conscious foodie, I always make an effort to get the most nutritional bang for my buck, especially when dining away from home. Sushi has always fit the bill perfectly! Believe it or not, when the right combination of ingredients…
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Shrimp and Romaine Salad with Avocado

Those of you who either know or follow me are fully aware that I can't get enough of eating salads. Shrimp salads are among my most favorite, as they're a solid source of lean protein and key micronutrients. Here's an incredibly delicious recipe…

How Pescatarian Diets Can Be Good for Your Health

In my nearly 20 years of both professional and personal experience in health, fitness and nutrition, I’ve vetted just about every diet plan that exists, from low-carb ketogenic diets to those involving point systems and prepackaged meals.…

The Surprising Health and Nutritional Benefits of Shrimp

Many people completely avoid eating shrimp due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol. Although this is perplexing to me it’s completely understandable, as cholesterol is among the most touted boogeyman in the medical community. But,…

Mercury in Seafood: What to Eat and What Not to Eat

Those of you who either know or follow me are probably aware that I’m an absolute seafood fanatic. This is with good reason too, as seafood is an excellent low-calorie source of high-quality protein, health-promoting fats (omega-3 fatty acids),…
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Herb-Crusted Wild Salmon with Sautéed Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Whether your nutrition goals are centered on losing weight or just improving your health, wild salmon is among the best and most essential 'superfoods' to regularly include in your diet. By pairing this fatty fish with amazingly nutritious veggies…

How to Make a Traditional Conch Salad from Scratch

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting any one of the 30 or so inhabited islands of the Bahamas, you have likely either had or heard of conch salad, as it’s indeed their signature dish. A good conch salad is one that’s packed full…

East-West Curried Seafood Stew

Are you a fan of bouillabaisse? Well, prior to meeting my husband, I’d actually never had bouillabaisse, which is surprising since I’ve always been quite the foodie. Now, I’m somewhat of a connoisseur. Bouillabaisse is essentially a type…

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Many people completely avoid eating shrimp due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol. But, in spite of widespread belief, the cholesterol housed in shrimp contributes very little, if any, to the development of high-cholesterol and related…

Lobster Grilled Cheese

Growing up, I was a grilled cheese kind of girl, but it was mainly "government cheese" on Wonder bread. This certainly wasn't the healthiest sandwich. Although I've grown up to be more health conscious, every now and then I still crave a…

Red Snapper Vera Cruz

Next to salmon, red snapper is one of my personal favorite fish to eat. It's also an incredibly nutritious, low-calorie source of protein that's rich in omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and the potent antioxidant selenium. Here's a mouthwatering…

Garlic and Thyme Sautéed Shrimp

While often shunned due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol, shrimp are inherently nutritious and incredibly beneficial for your health. Here's a quick and easy recipe for shrimp that pairs well with a salad, pasta or virtually…
Seafood Chowder

Tomato Seafood Chowder with Turkey Bacon

As a Chicago native, there's nothing I love more than a bowl of hearty, hot stew or soup during winter months. While chowders are my soup of choice, they generally come with a whole lot of unnecessary starch. To avoid the guilt, I tend…