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I’m spent. Completely exhausted. Mentally depleted. My life has not slowed down since I stepped foot in Oakland 6 months ago. It’s great to have a lot on my plate. We’ve got a new mortgage to pay, and being busy keeps me from getting homesick for San Diego. The downside is that being pulled in so many directions leaves little energy for cooking. In fact, the recipes I have been posting lately all share a common theme. They all pack as much nutritional value as possible, are quick to make, and are easy to eat on the go.
Recently I’ve added something new to my quick-easy-healthy arsenal; Fishpeople Seafood soups and meal starters. Yep, that’s right, pre-packaged seafood entrees you can just heat and enjoy. This is not your average can of tuna. These delicious meals are packed full of farm fresh ingredients, and sustainably caught seafood.
Maybe you’ve heard the term “sustainable seafood” and wonder what it means. In short, it means seafood that is either fished or farmed in a way that won’t destroy the environment it comes from or completely deplete their stocks. With wild fish, think of it this way: if you fish all the crabs out of a certain area, not only will the crabs not be able to replenish their population, but the ecosystem they came from will also suffer. This is not cool because a world without crabs (or any other species of delicious seafood for that matter) is a sad one. That’s why it’s so important to know who’s doing the fishing, and how it’s being done. With farmed fish, think chemical use, what the fish are being fed, and the risk of fish escaping and breeding with wild populations.
This might sound overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. An easy way to determine if you’re buying sustainable seafood is to use Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch website or app. They have a rating system that rates different seafood species from best to worst choice. Just search for the fish you want to eat and you’ll find out all you need to know!
When you’re eating out or buying fish at the store, don’t be afraid to ask questions! The vague “white fish” listed on the menu is not enough information to find out if that fish is sustainable, so ask your server and they’ll usually be happy to tell you more.
Fishpeople Seafood is changing the way we think about seafood. They put a little code on the back of each package that you can type into their website and it will tell you exactly where the seafood in that package was caught, by whom (yes, the actual fisherman’s name) and how. They take sustainability very seriously so that we will be able to enjoy fresh seafood for generations to come.
Now don’t be afraid, I’m sure that some of you are a bit leery of packaged seafood, but I assure you that you have nothing to fear. Each meal is packed with chunks of incredible seafood and chef inspired flavors. Check it out.
This stuff totally hits the spot on a cold San Francisco day……which is every day to my dainty, San Diego-spoiled self.
Super hearty and protein packed. This keeps me fueled all day long.
These entree starters are so simple to heat and serve over rice or veggies when you get home late and the cupboards are bare.
As a seafood lover, this is pretty much my dream come true. The best part is that you can heat them, and eat them straight out of the packaging. It’s so awesome to know that there are healthy and convenient food options out there that aren’t junky and taste delicious.
Plus, this is only a small sampling of the flavors Fishpeople carry so head over to their website and find something that looks good to you. Throw away the easy mac, and boring cans of soup. It’s time to take your convenience eating to the next level.