With people across the country observing Lent, a religious tradition observed before Easter, many families plan menus free of red meat in the early weeks of spring. Simmons Farm Raised Catfish is a delicious option that helps satisfy many carnivores on the meat-free Fridays that lead up to Easter. Even if your family doesn't participate in the traditional Lenten fast, there are some great reasons to consider including Simmons Catfish in your springtime meal plan.
Simmons Farm Raised Catfish provides unique health benefits as a lean protein and is a quality source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial fats essential to our health. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating at least two servings of seafood per week. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, moderate fish consumption of one to two meals a week may cut the risk of sudden cardiac death in half. The results show that any kind of fish, including U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish, can make a difference.
Not only is Simmons Catfish a healthy source of protein, it's also a sustainable and an environmentally friendly seafood product. Simmons Catfish are raised in highly monitored ponds, filled with clean, fresh water supplied by alluvial aquifers. Our fish are fed a scientifically formulated diet of pellets that float on top of the water. The National Audubon Society, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Environmental Defense all recommend U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish as a safe environmental choice. At Simmons Catfish the air is clean and fresh, the water quality constantly monitored, and the earth preserved and nurtured.
If you're observing Lent, or simply want to add some variety to your family's mealtime menu, there are plenty of delicious Simmons Catfish dishes that you can feel good about serving up for friends and family. Here are a few:
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