It’s no secret that salmon is considered a healthy protein. But what are the health benefits of eating salmon?
We spoke with Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN of Lively Table who is a registered dietician.
“Salmon is full of nutrients. It’s a high-quality source of protein, contains vitamin D, and essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for brain and heart health,” says Kaleigh.
Salmon Portion Size
If you’ve ever bought salmon, you know that it can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from full fillets to salmon steaks to single portions. No matter how you buy your salmon, 4 to 6 ounces is considered a standard serving size for salmon.
According to Kaleigh, a 3-ounce portion of salmon contains over 100% of the Daily Value for vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.
How often should you eat salmon?
Of course, everyone’s dietary restrictions and preferences are different, but according to Kaleigh, eating seafood such as salmon twice a week is recommended.
But these 2 servings of salmon can come in a variety of dishes — don’t just think full fillets all the time. Here are some ideas of how to incorporate salmon into your diet.
How to cook salmon
There are many different ways to cook salmon. Kaleigh says, “There are so many delicious ways to enjoy salmon! From grilled (I love it on a cedar plank), to seared, and even smoked or canned, salmon is so versatile. I like to use canned salmon to make salmon burgers. Fresh salmon is delicious in tacos, on top of salads, or on top of pasta dishes. ”
Here are some of our favorite salmon recipes to get you weeknight dinner inspiration:
*The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of Wildwood Grilling. This information is solely intended for general information and is not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes.