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Are you afraid to cook seafood at home? Are you looking for a simple way to enjoy seafood, without having to cook it? This post has been sponsored StarKist to bring you a Simple Way to Enjoy Seafood with StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.
A Simple Way to Enjoy Seafood, Without Having to Cook It
I know you have heard time and time again how important it is to eat seafood. In fact, specific recommendations for seafood were included in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines. According to the Seafood Nutrition Partnership:
“The general population should eat at least 8 ounces of seafood per week with the aim to take in at least 250 mg per day of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should eat at least 8 ounces of seafood per week for omega-3 fatty acid DHA to improve infant health outcomes.”
However, if you’re like me, you may be hesitant to cook seafood for yourself (because you may or may not have set a pan of salmon on fire in the oven before).
An Easy Way to Consume More Seafood
Sure, we all know that adding more seafood into our diet can have positive health benefits, including heart healthy omega-3’s, but if you don’t know how or are too scared to cook it, that is a huge problem.
That is why I am so excited about these StarKist pouches, the most simple way to enjoy seafood again. They offer a delicious & nutritious meal solution to fit your busy lifestyle, without the need to actually cook the seafood yourself! Each pouch is a good source of lean protein and has 110 calories or less to keep you fueled all day long.
The pouches are single-serve and require no can opener and no draining (and no smells to disrupt your coworkers – yay!) These pouches make it really easy to add seafood or protein to your favorite salads, meals and snacks. Or, you can do what my husband does, and just grab a fork and eat it straight from the pouch wherever you are—just Tear. Eat. And Go!
My husbands favorite is the Tuna Creations® BOLD Rice & Beans in Hot Sauce while I am in love with the Starkist Selects Salmon in E.V.O.O.
These handy pouches are available in 26 varieties, including 13 deliciously seasoned Tuna & Salmon Creations, tuna & salmon in water or oil, as well as low sodium options meaning there is a perfect option for everyone in the family.
An Interview with the Starkist Dietitian
I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to meet the wonderful Laura M. Ali, MS, RDN, LDN, the registered dietitian nutritionist behind the StarKist brand, not once but twice this year.
We had the opportunity to catch up at FNCE, the Food Nutrition Conference and Expo, aka the largest dietitian gathering of the year and I was able to ask her some questions about the products!
Here are the highlights of our interview:
Question #1: What recent product line changes are you most proud of?
Through our various meetings this year, I know that Laura has worked hard to bring all of the new changes to the StarKist brand throughout the year. She notes that she is most proud of the “Single serve product options, because they are so easy to take on the road and go” and I couldn’t agree more! To not need a can opener or to drain the product is huge. It is so much more convenient to just grab a pouch and eat whenever, where ever.
Question #2: What are some trends you think the StarKist brand will start to see in 2018?
We had an excellent conversation about what trends we will see coming in 2018, and one of the most important notes I took away is that because companies like StarKist are making their products with cleaner ingredient labels, we will start to see a more positive attitude shift towards pre-packaged foods. For a while, it seemed that we were getting bombarded with the message to “only shop the perimeter of the grocery store” but we are now realizing that we were leaving out a lot of really important food groups!
Question #3: What is your personal favorite Starkist product?
I know, I know, this one is like asking ‘who is your favorite child’, but Laura said “if I had to pick one, it would be the Sweet and Spicy Tuna or the Tuna Creations® BOLD Thai Chili Style packet”. Okay, that is two products, but when you create these as a labor of love – how could you pick just one?!
Want to try a super simple recipe with one of these tasty StarKist tuna packs? Check out these delicious recipes that are perfect to use StarKist Tuna, Salmon, or Chicken below.
Break out of your traditional lunch routine with this easy-to-make Lemon Salmon Avocado toast that can be customized to include whatever ingredients you want.
Enjoy a lighter version of the classic tuna salad inside a fresh, homegrown cucumber. Naturally gluten-free, and LCHF, options for and Paleo, Keto diets.
Satisfy your cravings in as little as 5 minutes with a vegetarian Anti-Inflammatory Flatbread Sandwich made three delicious ways, plus a gluten-free option.
I hope that you are inspired to get creative and find StarKist products to be a simple way to enjoy seafood again.