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MRSD September 2019 Wellness News

Monomoy Regional School District Wellness Department

September Post: Lobster

Available year round from a sustainable fishery and locally caught by independent lobstermen.

Many studies have suggested that consuming more fish and shellfish decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease while promoting healthy cholesterol levels.

Fish and shellfish, such as lobster, are especially important for providing omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in very few foods.

A three-ounce (oz) portion of  northern lobster provides 200 mg of omega-3. Although the fatty acid content in lobster is not the highest among fish and shellfish, it is still a considerable source of these important nutrients.

While lobster may seem like an expensive, decadent treat, eating live-cooked lobsters is not the only way to include this lean, delicious seafood in your diet.

Here are some quick tips for eating lobster:

  • Use lobster as your main protein source
  • Add lobster to pasta or rice dishes
  • Mince lobster to top salads
  • Make lobster patties or burgers

Avoid drenching your lobster with cheap butter, which is the type served at many seafood restaurants. Instead, choose a high-quality, grass-fed butter and use sparingly. Squeeze a lemon wedge over your lobster for a burst of flavor.

You can also try these healthy and delicious recipes:

 

Bouillabaisse

Grilled California avocado and drunken lobster salad

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