5 Low Fat Fish and Seafood Recipes

Many of us eat little fish or seafood in the course of a week, which is a pity, as fish is a great source of protein that happens to be low in saturated fat. Indeed, fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, the good fats our bodies need but cannot manufacture. Make it a goal to include fish in your diet, preferably twice a week.

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    Lemon Garlic Cod

    Lemon Garlic Cod

     The Spruce

    Cod is easily available, and usually fairly inexpensive. It's relatively mild-tasting, which means it's an easy fish to add flavor with. A simple drizzle of lemon, garlic, olive oil combined with a sliver of butter for added flavor, and some fresh chopped parsley make this heart-healthy fish dish divine.

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    Cajun Scallops

    Fiesta-Style Scallops
    Fiesta-Style Scallops. Fiona Haynes

    Add some zest to your seafood with these fiesta-style scallops. Scallops are mild, delicate and appeal even to those who are not terribly fond of seafood. They're quick and easy to cook, too. If you need some help on what to look for when shopping for scallops, try this handy guide to buying fresh scallops.

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    Fish Tacos

    Fish Tacos
    Fish Tacos. Fiona Haynes

    You don't need greasy, deep-fried fish for tacos. Instead, use firm white fish such as cod or halibut, and marinate them for a short time to infuse flavor. These fish tacos are perfect for those who need to eat wheat or gluten-free, too.

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    Fish Pie

    Fish Pie Recipe

    This fish pie counts as comfort food, but it's comfort food lite. Instead of making a sauce using a butter and flour base, the sauce is thickened with cornstarch. Only the potato topping has a small amount of butter in it. Cod is perfect for this pie, but other white fish would be great, too.

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    Breaded Fish

    Breaded Fish
    Breaded Fish. Fiona Haynes

    Frozen fish sticks be gone! These crunchy chunks of breaded fish are real kid pleasers. Baked rather than fried, these chunks of breaded cod go perfectly with oven-fried russet potatoes and peas.

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  1. National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Updated August 4, 2021.