Fish has always been part of my diet and one of my favorite foods to prepare; equally important is that the fish I eat is certified sustainable, which means the fish is not only good me, but the oceans too. Those qualities are important for me and probably for you too since we are all so busy with life, and while finding that balance, healthy fish can be a great option.
If you follow me on Instagram you may already know that I always encourage you to choose sustainable sources because
- It's a great way to show our oceans love and respect
- Certified sustainable seafood is good for you (so many health benefits!) and the oceans too
If you think that sustainable sources can be a little bit heavy on your budget let me tell you this valuable tip! If you look for MSC (The Marine Stewardship Council) blue fish label on your favorite seafood products, you can be sure that your product has been independently verified and comes from a trustworthy source. Basically, this blue label is the certification you need to look out for sustainable, traceable and wild seafood.
I encourage you to look for this label on seafood products from your favorite stores like; Walmart, Target, Sprouts, Whole Foods, plus some seafood brands and restaurants! THAT'S SO COOL!
In this recipe I decided to use some sustainable cod I found at my local Costco, this recipe is simple and quick to prepare! With a good dose of nutrients coming from colorful bell peppers that provide us vitamin C and antioxidants plus jalapeño, onion, tomatoes, and of course spices to taste!
Fish is a great source of nutrients! For example here's a comparison between different types of fish, you'll notice that all of them are nutritious for our bodies, now that you know how to identify sustainable source just by looking for the MSC blue fish label you can grow the variety of sustainable fish in your diet.
- Salmon provides omega-3s, which are known to be anti-inflammatory, source of vitamin D, tryptophan a precursor or a happy hormone called serotonin.
- Tuna is rich in selenium, an essential mineral for thyroid hormones, source of vitamin B12 and iron!
- Pollock fish is a source of B6, B12, and phosphorus and riboflavin and antioxidants.
- Cod provides us vitamin A that helps out immune system get stronger, vitamin D and a great dose of DHA and EPA ratio, which are great for our brain!
As you can see there are a lot of reasons to eat fish, delicious recipes and so high in nutrients! Hope you enjoy these Stuffed Peppers with Sustainable Cod as much as we did!
Stuffed Peppers with Sustainable Cod
By María Fernanda Lopez
- 2 bell peppers cut in half
- 3 sustainable cod fillets
- 1 cup of pico de gallo
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- 1/2 tsp of black pepper
- 2 organic mozzarella string cheese
1. Preheat the oven at 350F.
2. In a baking tray bake your bell peppers and cod fillets already seasoned with sea salt and black pepper for 28 minutes.
3. Once they are cooked let them cool for a couple of minutes.
4. With a fork mash the cod and add the pico de gallo and mix well.
5. Add more seasonings to taste.
6. Stuff each bell pepper with the cod mix and top with the pieces of mozzarella cheese.
7. Bake for 10 minutes.
8. Serve and ENJOY!
This post was in collaboration with The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC Blue Fish).