*Thanks to Wild Planet for supplying me with a few new products to try. I am a huge fan of their products, and it is my pleasure to share my own thoughts and opinions with you without being compensated by this company.*
So many people are confused about seafood. Is it full of toxins? Should I eat tuna? What fish should I eat? Where should it be caught? Let me a clear up a few things for you today.
First of all, you should definitely be concerned about what fish you are eating, where it is caught or if it is farmed, and if it is packaged in BPA free containers. Why? Because there is a lot of crappy fish being sold out there. To make matters worse, the canned fish is almost all packed in BPA laden cans. Double yuck! Read more about why BPA is a serious concern.
So, should we just stop eating fish all together? My suggestion is no.
There are some great options out there for you packed full of protein and Omega 3s that your body needs. Let me share the only brand I use with my family for packaged fish, and why.
Wild Planet is my choice for my family. Not only are they the most environmentally friendly company I have found, but their products contain way more of the good stuff that fish offers than other brands. For instance, their Wild Planet Tuna contains six times the omega 3 of other brands.
But, isn’t tuna bad? Especially for pregnant women or kids? Why am I eating this as a pregnant women and sharing it with my three little kids? With high levels of protein, omega 3, calcium, and other nutrients, Wild Planet tuna has more of the good and less of the bad. Open a can from a conventional brand and you’ll find small portions of tuna swimming in 45% water, oil and other additives. Wild Planet Tuna has no additives or preservatives, and a whopping 3,350 mg of omega 3. And because bigger fish bio-accumulate higher mercury levels, Wild Planet—who is considered a Best Choice for Sustainability by various environmental groups— opts for smaller tuna with an average mercury level of only .17ppm, less than half the .391 ppm average for most brands. I could honestly go on and on about how awesome all of the Wild Planet products are, not just their tuna, but I think you get my point. I researched this quite thoroughly, and I encourage you to do the same.
Here is another reason I trust Wild Planet Foods - they offer their sustainably caught products in BPA-free cans, re-sealable glass jars (for those who’d like to opt out of the use of the can) and in flexible, lightweight single serve pouches with no added water or oil to drain!
We also love their other products, such as Alaskan salmon, anchovies, shrimp, and sardines. Before you turn up your nose like I used to at the mention of sardines, check out one of my favorite recipes for sardines - Sardine and Avocado Snackers. I personally think all of the Wild Planet products taste fantastic! They are jam-packed with so much flavor and goodness, I cannot help myself from eating one of their varieties every single day at lunch. It is the perfect midday meal paired with veggies.
I hope I cleared up some fishy thoughts that you might have had about fish today. Please let me know your thoughts and questions. Share your favorite fish recipes too!
We are going to celebrate seafood with an awesome giveaway today! We are giving away (1) Sample Pack of Wild Planet products for (1) lucky winner! Enter below for your chance!