It's a new year! With the excitement of a fresh start, it's easy to get caught up in wanting to make big, unrealistic changes, we have an idea of a resolution that will be easy to keep: Eat more seafood.
Sure, you can resolve to workout more or get more organized or start any other habit, but be honest with yourself — how likely are you to stick with it past January? Rather than set yourself up for failure, make a resolution that is good for you and easy to follow.
By pledging to eat more seafood, here's what you'll also be doing in 2021:
- Giving your body important nutrients, vitamins and essential fats
- Prioritizing lean protein and lower calorie entrees
- Improving your cooking skills
- Saving money on takeout
- Potentially reducing your risks of heart disease, cancer, obesity and many other illnesses
When you look at it like that, eating more seafood is a pretty rock solid resolution. However, we know from research and experience that resolutions are more likely to stick when you go into them with a concrete plan of action. Here are our best tips for managing to eat more seafood the whole year long:
- Meal plan: Going into each week with a plan will help you make the most of your grocery store trips. Keep it simple and build in flexibility so you'll be more likely to stick to it.
- Stock up: Keeping plenty of high-quality seafood on hand will make eating it more regularly a breeze. Luckily, we can help with that.
- Be specific: What does eating more seafood look like for you? Once per week? Twice per week? Set a clearer goal so you'll know when you've achieved it.
- Get creative: Don't get bogged down with the same recipes every week. Instead, mix it up and try different flavors and cuisines.
- Enlist your loved ones: Get the whole family involved in your resolution so you'll have more motivation on your side.
- Mix it up. There are plenty of different types of seafood, so it doesn't have to just be salmon every week. Try different fish, shellfish and crustaceans to keep things interesting.
It's never too early to get started on your yearly goals. Fill that freezer and make it happen.