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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sea Pack Review and free cookbook offer

A healthy diet consist of eating the proper amount of vegetables, whole grains, proteins, dairy and including seafood twice a week. The news is that eating seafood twice a week can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. So are you getting at least two servings of seafood a day? It is easier than you think and Sea Pack can help you. The Mayo Clinic advises that we should be eating 3 ozs. of seafood per serving at least twice per week. You can get 3 ozs. in 6 to 8 shrimp, one salmon burger, or one crab cake.

Another healthy aspect of eating seafood is obtaining Omega-3s. Salmon, tuna, shrimp are all great examples of where you can find Omega-3's. So you may be wondering what Omega-3's are. If you are like me you may be thinking they sound like a term out of the Star Wars movie. Rest assured Omega-3's are an important feature in a healthy diet. They are the essential "good" fatty acids that can help keep your heart healthy found naturally in shrimp and seafood as well as in some plant oils. Our bodies can not make Omega-3 on its own so it is recommended tat we take in 500mg of Omega-3's per day.

Yet a third reason why we should eat more seafood is because test have shown that eating seafood helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and cognitive declines. Test results in 1996 by the Harvard School of Public Health and Rockefeller University Hospital showed that including shrimp in your diet helps to raise the level of HDL or "good" cholesterol and decrease levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol. By lowering LDL in the bloodstream helps to reduce susceptibility to heart disease.

So now that you know how great Sea food is for you let me tell you how easy it is for you to get and prepare for your family. No longer do you have to go down to the local fish market to get sea food now it only takes a trip to your local grocery store freezer department. Sea Pack has a wonderful variety of Sea Food items available including butterfly shrimp, popcorn shrimp, shrimp scampi, coconut shrimp, salmon nuggets and the list goes on. With such a large variety your family will love having seafood the recommended two times a week.

Sea Pack has wonderful recipes on their website and also offers a free recipe book to you. The recipe book Easy Seafood Meals features 15 seafood meals that can be made for $10 or less. I live in a house full of teens who enjoy seafood but if you can make it appetizing and more appealing then all the better. So we created our own shrimp tacos following the recipe shared on the Sea Pack website.

2 (12 oz) packages SeaPak® Popcorn Shrimp
8-10 flour tortillas, heated according to package directions
14 oz bag cole slaw mix (shredded cabbage)
8 oz white cheddar cheese, shredded
1 large tomato, diced
2 cans sliced black olives
Lime wedges, if desired
8 oz sour cream
1 oz packet ranch dressing mix
1.25 oz packet taco seasoning
Milk, as needed to thin

BAKE shrimp according to package directions. COMBINE sauce ingredients, adding taco seasoning to taste. Thin sauce if need with 1-2 tablespoons of milk. SPREAD a tablespoon of sauce over each warm tortilla, shredded cabbage, cheese, tomato and olives. Top with cooked shrimp. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Remember Sea Pack seafood for all the health rewards, the delicious taste, wonderful variety and creative recipes that are offered.

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