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Fresh Fish

Healthy Fresh Fish Recipes

This week in food, we gave you recipes to make light and healthy meals with fresh fish.

First up is a light take on Fried Catfish and Hush Puppies.

Fried Catfish and Hush Puppies

 

This Miso Yuzu-Glazed Cod with Black Rice and Water Spinach uses adventurous ingredients for big flavor.

Miso Yuzu-Glazed Cod with Black Rice and Water Spinach
Image and Recipe via Blue Apron

 

Halibut with Bacony Corn Sauté uses fresh summer ingredients and delivers big flavor in just 309 calories.

Halibut with Bacony Corn Sauté

 

This Baked Coconut Crusted Tilapia recipe is a great substitute when you’re craving coconut shrimp.

Baked Coconut Crusted Tilapia

 

Honey Lime Glazed Salmon with Sesame Rice Noodle Salad is all about bright colors and flavors.

Honey Lime Glazed Salmon with Sesame Rice Noodle Salad

 

Spicy Tuna Seaweed Wraps are a great sushi substitute, and can be made with fresh or canned tuna.

Spicy Tuna Seaweed Wraps– All the Rage!

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Calcium and Your Bones

Build Stronger Bones with Calcium and Vitamin D

You might think only people with osteoporosis or weak bones need to worry about getting enough calcium and Vitamin D. If you don’t have osteoporosis, or bone loss, and you eat a well-balanced diet, you’re probably getting the recommended daily amount of both.

But let’s be honest, a lot of us have a diet that is anything but well-balanced. (And no, alternating between frozen pizza and frozen fish sticks does not count as balanced.)

The good news is you don’t have to overhaul your entire diet to keep your bones in great shape. Making a few small changes can help you reach the recommended daily amounts.

Got Milk?

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Milk is one of the easiest ways to make sure you’re getting enough calcium and Vitamin D.

An 8 oz. glass of fat-free or low-fat milk has around 30% of the daily recommended amount of calcium and 25% of the recommended Vitamin D. The same goes for calcium-fortified soy milk. Other dairy products like cheese and yogurt, are also rich in both.

The Non-Milky Way

If you are lactose intolerant or just don’t eat dairy, you can still get enough calcium and Vitamin D from your diet.

Try these non-dairy foods for calcium:

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Soybeans
  • White beans
  • Okra
  • Collards
  • Some fish, like sardines, salmon, perch, and rainbow trout
  • Calcium-fortified foods, like soy milk, oatmeal, cereal, and some orange juice

And these non-dairy foods for Vitamin D:

  • Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
  • Egg yolks
  • Vitamin D-fortified foods, like orange juice, soy milk, and cereal

If you don’t think you’re getting enough of both from your diet, a supplement could help fill in the gaps.

But more is not always better, and getting too much of either can be harmful to your health. Talk to your doctor to make sure you get the right amount.

For recipes packed with calcium and Vitamin D, check out our Pinterest.