This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seafood Nutrition Partnership. All opinions are 100% mine.
Shrimp with Swiss Chard is a simple yet elegant meal. It’s quick and easy with less than 5 ingredients.
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I always try to incorporate seafood at least twice weekly when planning my family’s meals. Normally I will add tuna or sardines to our daily salad but I also include an appetiser or main dish which is seafood based. It really is that easy to get your two recommended servings of seafood in per week.
What is Seafood?
Seafood is any form of sea life used as food by humans. This includes fish and shellfish.
What are the health benefits of seafood?
Seafood is one of the healthiest foods on earth. The USDA recommends eating seafood twice each week and for good reason. Seafood is a nutrient rich source of protein, vitamins and minerals. The stats:
- It is estimated an additional 50,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke are avoided per year by eating fish
- Eating seafood two to three times per week reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent
- Seafood has essential omega-3s. Low seafood intake contributes to 84,000 deaths each year, making seafood deficiency a leading dietary contributor to preventable death in the U.S.
Eating seafood can literally save your life!
Eating seafood two to three times per week reduces the risk of death from any health-related cause by 17%
Shrimp with Swiss Chard – a quick and healthy meal
A lot of people think that seafood is complicated to prepare. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whilst it may take 50-60 minutes to roast a chicken. You can have this shrimp with swiss chard dish on the table in 20 minutes. Let me show you how:
Chop the swiss chard, wash and drain it. Blanch in a large pot of boiling water for 20 mins. Drain and set aside
Wash and drain shrimp
Heat extra virgin olive oil in a skillet with chopped garlic. Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute.
Add swiss chard and white wine to the skillet. Cook altogether on a low heat until wine is absorbed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately as an appetiser or add some steamed quinoa for a healthy meal.
If you struggle to get more seafood on the table I invite you to take the Healthy Heart Pledge– That means you recognize seafood is a healthy choice for you and your family and you’ll pledge to eat at least two servings of seafood each week and supplement with omega-3s. To make the challenge even more fun the folks over at the Seafood Nutrition Partnership are hosting the Seafood Nutrition Partnership 2016 Recipe Sweepstakes from August 15th to October 21st. All you need to do is show how simple, delicious and nutritious seafood can be for a chance to win. A total of ten winners will be randomly selected in accordance with the Sweepstakes Schedule to win a $250 gift card. You can even submit one entry per day. Winners will be announced at SeafoodNutrition.org and on Instagram and Twitter.
So what do you think? Will you try to incorporate more seafood into your diet?
Let me know in the comments below.
- 300g swiss chard
- 200g prawns or shrimp
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ½ cup white wine
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wash the swiss chard, drain and chop it
- Blanch in a large pot of boiling water for 20 mins. Drain
- Heat extra virgin olive oil in a pan with chopped garlic
- Add shrimps and cook for 1 minute
- Add swiss chard and white wine
- Cook altogether on a low heat until wine is absorbed
- Add salt and pepper to taste