Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributor Michelle from Honest & Truly! who adores salmon (and has plenty of yummy salmon recipes) who is writing this sponsored post on behalf of American Heart Month and Hooked On Salmon. We were compensated for this post, but all opinions remain our own.
Last night, we made fish for dinner. I’m lucky that the wee ones like fish, and it’s so easy to cook in a variety of ways. Our personal favorite is salmon for so many reasons, which is perfect given that February is American Heart Month. As a mom, I love that I’m not just providing a great meal for my family but also helping my own heart, helping to ensure I’ll be around to help with homework for years to come.
Fish high in omega-3s can help reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack by up to one-third. That’s as easy as having two servings of fish, such as heart-smart salmon, per week. The omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamin D found in salmon help to lower cholesterol and decrease fatal cardiovascular incidents. That’s just 8 ounces of fish to reap all those benefits, but Americans average just 3.5 ounces of fish or other seafood each week.
There are so many delicious ways to eat salmon and incorporate into your diet. We love sushi, and the sake (salmon) is the wee ones’ favorite. I also make a smoked salmon pizza that is a fun and unique way to enjoy it, as well as grilling it on cedar planks during warm weather or baking it with a citrus marinade in the winter.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 811,000 lives per year. It’s so easy to reduce your risk. I don’t want to be that one woman who dies from heart disease every minute. Instead, pass the salmon. I think I have another idea for dinner tonight! Because #iheartsalmon – do you?
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Michelle may never stop running around Chicagoland, but she always makes time for the important things in her life – her wee ones, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends – and of course, writing. You can see what she’s up to on her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter where she tweets as @HonestAndTruly.