Make it Obvious

SalmonBroccoliWanting to eat healthy foods is a start.  Eating healthy foods can be a challenge.  Everyone knows that fish is an obvious choice when it comes to healthy protein, yet when asked, most people cannot list the last five times they had fish.  Eat more fish!  I aim for ten servings a week, in meals or in snacks.  What’s a fish snack?  Try a can of sardines or smoked oysters, or a half a can of tuna.  Otherwise, your meals should consist of 6-8 ounces of wild fish.  Yes, I eat fish for breakfast.  I’ll never turn down a great tasting piece of fresh salmon, for any meal.  Load up when it’s on sale.  There are a few times during the year when wild salmon is plentiful and drops down in the $9.99 a pound range.  That’s three decent servings so you can cook to order, or all at once.  Ask your fish monger to scale and cut your serving sizes for you ahead of time, so you don’t have to spend too much time preparing the fish to cook.  When I ask people why they don’t eat more fish, it always seems to come up that there’s more prep involved with fish.  Yes, that can be the case, but any fish counter will do the prep for you if you ask.  At the end of the day, you’re responsible for feeding yourself the best possible food you can.  It’s obvious that a piece of fish and broccoli is more healthy than spaghetti and meatballs.  Make it obvious.

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