Dinner for one - grilled squid with steamed broccoli and miso soup with clams. Took all but 8 minutes!
Squid is better known as calamari, which is usually crumbed and deep-fried until golden brown and crunchy. Instead of eating all that trans-fat, lightly grill or sear sliced squid in a hot non-stick pan with no oil.
Did to know that squid contains nearly twice the amount of Vitamin B6 than chicken and 4 times more than cod, and 100g of squid contains 18% protein and will provide 21% of your recommended weekly intake of Omega-3. It also is a rich source of Vitamin B6, B12, E, Copper, Selenium and Phosphorus, all help support the antioxidant defense system and protect the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system. Yet it is low in fat (1.7g) and calories (81kcal) with only negligible traces of salt and sugar.
Clams are a type of mollusk and is an excellent source of complete protein, which means all nine essential amino acids your body cannot produce on its own. 10 small clams (3oz) provide 22g of protein and at only 126 kcals! Protein aside, clams are rich in Vitamin B12 (protects nerve function and boosts DNA synthesis), Zinc (essential for energy metabolism and immune functions) and Iron (23.8mg of iron per 3oz serving, for the production of red blood cells).
Sharing this wonderful and often overlooked seafood category with you. Price-wise, squid and clams are much cheaper than Salmon and Tuna. Too fishy for you? Cook with garlic, ginger and chilli, squeeze fresh lemon on top and serve with chopped up dill and chives.