Happy National Seafood Month!

Happy National Seafood Month!

Did you know the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends two servings of seafood per week? That’s because seafood is a great source of omega-3’s and Vitamin D. And great news – seafood is low FODMAP!

According to the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans, there is scientific evidence showing many health benefits of consuming 8oz of seafood per week, for the general population, as well as pregnant women! Seafood is rich in anti-inflammatory fats, omega 3s, particularly DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an important nutrient for a growing baby’s brain. Of course, we recommend avoiding high mercury fish such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish, especially if pregnant. There are so many delicious and healthy seafood choices – Shrimp, Salmon, Pollock, Tilapia, and Crab are my top favorites.

shrimp scampi or sweet and savory shrimp taco with pineapple salsa recipe, you can’t go wrong in my book!

Today I am sharing my open-faced smoked salmon sandwich recipe.

Open-faced smoked salmon sandwich | Serves one

2 slices of sourdough bread (I used Iggy’s brand, or use your favorite low FODMAP bread)
2 tablespoons Green Valley Lactose Free Cream Cheese
2-4 thin slices of smoked salmon
2 thin slices of cucumber
4 thin slices of tomato
1 teaspoon capers, rinsed (optional)
1 teaspoon fresh dill (optional)

Toast the sourdough bread. Spread the lactose free cream cheese on the toast. Divide and arrange the smoked salmon, tomato, and cucumber evenly on toast. Sprinkle with fresh dill and capers.

I love that salmon provides a nice dose of Vitamin D, an important nutrient for our immune system and bone health.

If you love seafood recipes, you might want to check out the Dish on Fish blog, an initiative sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute to promote Americans to eat seafood at least twice a week, as recommended by the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Dish on Fish simplifies the research and provides easy to understand health benefits of eating seafood. I found this delicious Mediterranean Spiced Salmon and Vegetable Quinoa recipe on Dish on Fish! To make this recipe low FODMAP simply sub in sliced spring onion greens for the onion. So good!

I can’t wait to share my crab breakfast recipe I’ve been working on. Stay tuned!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of National Fisheries Institute. The opinions and text are all mine.

5 replies on “Happy National Seafood Month!

    • katescarlata

      The low FODMAP diet is not a gluten free diet. Slow leavened sourdough wheat bread is often tolerated on the low FODMAP diet. We find the Iggy’s brand–Francese or country sourdough works for many of our FODMAPers. Certainly, if you need to follow a gluten free diet for other health reasons, simply use an option that works best for you.

  • Alyson

    Dear Kate,
    I very much enjoy reading your blog each week.
    Do you happen to have a recipe for sourdough bread? I plan on buying a sour dough culture starter.

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