Wednesday, September 29, 2010

National Fish Taco Day is October 4

Gortons and Ortega have come together on a yummy combination
Add a Twist to Taco Night with Gorton’s Seafood
You want to serve fun, easy to make, nutritious meals, but your kids clamor for pizza and mac & cheese. The solution?  Create nutritious versions of kid-friendly favorites.  For example, kids love tacos, so filling crunchy or soft taco shells with fish or shrimp in exchange for heavier meat is a great way to add a delicious and nutritious twist to a classic meal. 
Dietary recommendations suggest that all Americans, including children, eat seafood twice a week. Fish and shrimp tacos deliver unique nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help support brain and heart health.* That makes them the smartest tacos out there!  
Celebrate National Taco Day on October 4 by hosting a Fish Taco Mexican Fiesta night. Registered dietitian and nutrition consultant Sylvia Melendez-Klinger offers the following tips for involving the whole family:
  • Take the kids shopping and let them pick out their favorite taco toppings.  If they’re involved in the process, they’ll be more likely to enjoy the meal.  Some of my favorites are chopped tomatoes, shredded cabbage or green lettuce, low fat Monterey shredded cheese (or crumbled queso fresco for more authentic flavor ), chopped cilantro, fat free sour cream, and my ultimate favorite: chopped avocado.  
  • Create an inviting dining atmosphere. Set the tone with authentic Mexican music and get creative with the table setting.  Beach towels or a fiesta blanket are a great way to add color to the table 
  • Serve it buffet style.  Place all of the ingredients and toppings in small bowls and let kids be their own chefs by allowing them to build their own taco. 
For a variety of family-pleasing fish and shrimp taco recipes, visit 

*According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, scientific research shows that eating two servings of seafood per week (4 oz per serving), which provide an average of 250 mg/day of omega-3 fatty acids, is associated with better heart, brain and eye health. 

What I Can Tell You: 
I had no idea that there is a National Fish Taco Day! But since there is, why not partake. We all know that fish is good for us and Gorton's makes it so easy to have fish for dinner.

We received some coupons and created our own tacos to try it out. My husband is pretty picky at dinner but this is one meal he was happy to sit down for.
We received shells and coupons from Gordon to try out these tacos. Ok, not the best picture but it was so good, we had it again two nights later. 
It was yummy. We added lettuce, cheese, salsa and

If you want to partake in Fish Taco Day next week, head over to the Gorton's website for coupons. 
BTW, while there, check out the contest going on until October 7th. You can win a trip to Mexico.

Disclaimer: I received coupons and taco shells for my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I would LOVE these, but Bill hates any kind of seafood, so I'd never make it at our house.
    I do have some free coupons for Gorton's fish that I can't wait to use for myself... Bill can have a sandwich. TeeHee.


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