In my earlier post, we looked at the first five so-called health foods that are often mistaken as good for you, but in actuality are anything but. As even those who are knowledgeable about nutrition can be fooled by hard-to-decipher labels, slick marketing campaigns or mom’s out-of-date advice leftover from childhood, here’s the remaining not-so-favorite five unhealthy foods, often mistaken for the good stuff:
Nutritionists and health experts expound on the many benefits of including fish as part of a healthy diet: It's a lean protein, it's got lots of healthy fats. For the culinary-inclined, fish are versatile in the kitchen. With so many varieties of fish to choose from and so many ways to prepare them, it's easy to see how fish can rival other animal proteins when seeking variety. But our taste for fish—and inexpensive ones at that like tilapia—has Americans and Canadians relying on imported fish that may be anything but healthy.
I am always exploring ways to make it easy to prepare meals, and one of the simplest tricks is make a batch of different spice rubs that can used on fish, meat or chicken. Rubs can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 6 months (remember to date the container) so don't be afraid to double or triple the recipe.
Sadly, it’s becoming more difficult to eat fish these days. Despite being touted as a super healthy source of protein, fish is often exposed to many chemicals and toxins - not exactly what you want in your food!
That’s why we love Vital Choice - our go-to supplier of wild caught, flash frozen uncontaminated fish that is delivered on ice, directly to your home. Each piece of fish is individually wrapped and frozen and can be thawed in the fridge in a few hours.
Here’s an easy to prepare recipe I made the other night, it’s one of my favorite ways to cook fish.