Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Adding Omega 3s to the Menu

Adding fish to the weekly menu can sound tedious because prepping fish, baking it or frying it can be an ordeal. But here are some quick tips to add fish hassle free to your weekly menu.

Anchovies are rich in omega 3 and are less likely to have mercury because of their small size and short life span. Add a few anchovies to your kid's pizzas or salads. To reduce salt, you can soak or rinse the fish before serving.

Sardines are packaged with their bones in tact which has an added benefit of being rich in calcium. Also, these delicious fish are not only rich in Omega 3 but also in protein. Have it with rice or pasta, grill it or buy it marinated in tomato sauce.

Smoked salmon can be eaten right out of the package. Serve it on a bagel with cream cheese, or try my favorite - a la carte with cottage cheese and rice crackers.