Holiday parties and summer BBQs are times when we come together to share great food with coworkers, friends, and family.
For those of us trying to maintain a healthy diet, these gatherings can be a little stressful because while the “great” food present is delicious, it’s often not the most nutritious.
We have good news… it is possible to have fun and eat nutrient-rich food at social gatherings.
There are many kinds of beneficial nutrients but, in today’s article, we’re going to focus on omega-3 fatty acids.
1. Deviled Eggs
Part that contains omega-3s: the yolk.
The key to getting omega-3s when eating this tasty snack is to make sure the eggs you use are either “pasture eggs” or “omega-3 eggs.” The chickens that lay these kinds of eggs eat foods like flaxseeds which are high in omega-3s.
Click here for the recipe (source: Food Network).
2. Poke Bowls
Part that contains omega-3s: tuna (and seaweed if added to the bowl).
If you are a sushi-lover, poke bowls with fresh tuna are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids!
You can also add other ingredients like avocado, brown rice, sesame seeds, and your favorite veggies for an even greater boost in nutrients.
Click here for the recipe (source: Very Well Fit).
Fan of spicy foods? You can also make Spicy Poke Bowls!
3. Grilled Salmon
Part that contains omega-3s: salmon!
Wild-caught Alaskan salmon contains 42% of the daily value (DV) for omega-3 fatty acids.
Click here for a tasty sesame grilled salmon recipe (source: All Recipes).
Here are 19 more salmon recipes via Delish.
4. Chia Seed Berry Smoothie
Part that contains omega-3s: chia seeds.
There are more ways to eat chia seeds than in pudding. Try a blended chia seed berry smoothie this summer for a sweet and cool snack.
Want an extra boost of omega-3s? Add a little bit of ground flaxseed!
Click here for a very berry chia seed smoothie recipe (source: Food Network).
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