Let's chat benefits of fatty fish!
It may sound crazy to talk up fatty fish, however it's a common misconception that fats are "bad" for us. In fact, they have a lot of health benefits and are necessary for our bodies to function properly; it's just important to focus on the types of fats that our bodies will process the best, i.e. from real food sources.
Fatty, or oily, fish is amazing for us since it contains many vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D which most of us are deficient in, are a clean protein source, and most importantly Omega-3 polunsaturated fatty acids. These are essential, meaning our bodies rely a lot on food to provide them. Omega-3 fatty acids can help with reducing inflammation, lowering risk of heart attacks and stroke, help with brain development (especially for my mammas to be out there, this one is important for the baby as well!), and there are many other benefits as well.
I love Salmon and Sardines the most out of all the fatty fish sources, and this week I was really feeling like salmon. My favorite easy recipe when short on time is this Stone Ground Salmon recipe - it requires 3 ingredients, a pan, and an oven and can be paired with literally anything you have on hand.
- 1 lb wild caught salmon fillet
- 2 tbsp stone ground mustard
- 1/2 tbsp coconut or olive oil
- Roasted veggies and greens on the side, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350-375 degrees, then line baking sheet and lightly oil
- Place the salmon, skin down, on the baking sheet and slather on the mustard
- Bake until bright pink color is gone, about 20 minutes depending on your oven
- Pair with whatever sides you're in the mood for, such as my carrot fries!