Fill Up On Fish! 3 Quick and Easy Seafood Meals from Nutrisystem

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Grain-Crusted Pollock with Vegetables

Seafood is a delicious secret to weight loss. With fish, shrimp and other seafood, you get a healthy dose of protein and potent nutrients with every serving. You can choose fish in a wide range of flavors, from mild to briny. Plus, it pairs well with many other kinds of healthy ingredients. Adding fish to your regular diet has been shown to have many health benefits.

Fish is considered a PowerFuel on Nutrisystem. It’s high in protein yet lower saturated fat than meats like beef and pork. If you’re trying to lose weight, protein can help keep you full while you drop pounds. It’s more thermogenic than carbohydrates and fats, which means it requires more energy for digesting and absorbing. This means that you’ll burn more calories eating a high-protein food compared to something higher in carbs and fat.

All kinds of fish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which protect your heart health and help to reduce inflammation in the body. According to the American Heart Association, you should aim to eat two servings of fish per week.

You can pick from lots of different kinds of seafood to include in your healthy meals and fish recipes. Shellfish, such as shrimp, crab, clams and mussels, all tend to be mild tasting. Their textures and uses vary so you can enjoy them in many different ways.

Salmon and tuna are heartier types of fish with bolder flavors. They can be grilled or broiled easily. You can also enjoy canned tuna and salmon, which are much less expensive than buying them fresh and more convenient to use. (Just be sure the fish is packed in water, not high-calorie oil.)

Alaskan pollock and tilapia filets are mild varieties of fresh fish. They also tend to be modestly priced. Sardines are especially high in omega-3s and they come in cans that are easy to keep in your pantry for whenever you want a meal with fish.

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The simplest and (quickest) way to add more seafood to your diet is with these three tempting seafood meals from Nutrisystem. They bring you all the nutritional benefits of fish, they come in perfect portions for you, they’re full of satisfying flavors, and they’re ready to eat in minutes.

1. Grain-Crusted Pollock with Vegetables >

Grain-Crusted Pollock with Vegetables

If you like fish that’s crispy on the outside yet tender on the inside, this Grain-Crusted Pollock is sure to be a new favorite. It starts with tender, flaky Alaskan pollock that’s been coated with a blend of whole grains that turn crunchy when cooked. This complete meal also includes carrots and broccoli in a buttery sauce, along with roasted red potatoes. The whole meal is filling and fuels you up with 22 grams of powerful protein. You can enjoy it any time because it goes from your freezer to steaming hot and fragrant in just seven minutes.

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Grain-Crusted Pollock with Vegetables Nutrition Highlights:

  • Hearty Inspirations Premium Dinner: No need to add your own vegetables or sides. (Counts as: 1 Nutrisystem Dinner + 1 PowerFuel + 1 Vegetable)
  • Ready in 7 minutes: Just pop it in the microwave and enjoy.
  • Diabetes Friendly
  • 400 Calories
  • 16g Total Fat
  • 7g Dietary Fiber (High Fiber!)
  • 22g Protein (More protein than our standard dinners.*)

*Hearty dinners with extra protein contain 20-32g protein vs. standard dinners at 8-22g protein.

2. Cajun-Style Chicken and Shrimp Sauté >

Cajun-Style Chicken and Shrimp Sauté

When you’re ready to break out of your same-old dinner routine, get out your skillet and make yourself this dish that’s brimming with sensational flavors. The Cajun-Style Chicken and Shrimp Sauté brings together tender white meat chicken and plump, succulent shrimp seasoned with just the right amount of zing. You also get roasted peppers, corn and plenty of long-grain white rice, all in a creamy, peppery sauce. That’s a hearty meal and you don’t have to add anything to it. Making this dish in a skillet takes only nine minutes and it fills your kitchen with delicious aromas that will tempt your taste buds. If you like your food spicy, sprinkle on as much cayenne powder as you like—it’s a Free Food on Nutrisystem!

Learn more about our Cajun-Style Chicken and Shrimp Sauté here! >

Cajun-Style Chicken and Shrimp Sauté Nutrition Highlights:

  • Hearty Inspirations™ Premium Dinner: No need to add your own vegetables or sides. (Counts as: 1 Nutrisystem Dinner + 1 PowerFuel + 1 Vegetable)
  • Ready in 9 minutes: Just toss it in a skillet, heat and eat!
  • Diabetes Friendly
  • 350 Calories
  • 7g Total Fat
  • 5g Dietary Fiber
  • 24g Protein

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3. Classic Tuna Salad >

Classic Tuna Salad

Your seafood lunch is ready wherever you are with this super-convenient pouch of tasty tuna salad. It’s made the way you’d get it at your favorite deli, blending chunks of meaty fish with real mayonnaise, onions and pickles. Water chestnuts add a bit of crunch. The tuna salad stays fresh and ready-to-eat in the pouch—no refrigeration needed. You can eat this tuna salad as a sandwich on whole grain bread, scoop it up with whole-grain crackers, or set it on top of a mixed green salad to give it a punch of protein. Any way you enjoy it, you get lots of protein to keep you going through a busy day.

Give our Classic Tuna Salad a try here! >

Classic Tuna Salad Nutrition Highlights:

  • Pantry-Ready: Perfect for eating on-the-go or stashing in your desk drawer for a quick lunch.
  • Diabetes Friendly
  • 120 Calories
  • 7g Total Fat
  • 13g Protein (High Protein!)