Sunday, September 19, 2010

Seafood Lover's Guide - Delve Into 12 Giveaway

When my doctor recommended (read: pleaded, begged, demanded) that I eat 12 ounces of fish per week, I looked at my husband with glee. For once, someone was actually encouraging my seafood addiction. And my "don't gain too much weight" nurse was actually telling me to fill up on a food. Imagine that. I had the misfortune of being pregnant in the "being pregnant is no excuse for eating like a walrus" era so getting this news was shellfish for my soul.

Everyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with seafood. I define many of life's milestones by the type of seafood I was in love with at the time. I first learned that my parents were staying together on the fishing trip and subsequent fish fry one summer. In law school, my hungover classmates appeared puzzled, and a little green, at the sight of me eating a fish filet sandwich at 9 am. Big D stared at me with wide eyes and slight disgust as I took DOWN a lobster pot with seven types of fish and shellfish. Did I mention that this dish was meant to be shared by a couple? Big D has since come to love the various fruits of the sea. We even announced the pregnancy with the help of our friends from the deep.

Ok, you don't have to be as crazy as I am when it comes to seafood, but if you are soon-to-be pregnant, pregnant or nursing, you should try to fit 12 ounces of fish in your diet each week. I'm sure you've heard of Omega 3s (aka DHA...you've seen it all over prenatal vitamins)- fish naturally contains it. My renowned, high risk OB (I totally wasn't high risk but intensely cautious READ: anxious first-timer) preached the benefits over and over again.

Here are the deets on Omega-3s:

  • Optimize brain and eye development
  • May reduce pre-term birth
  • May help and manage post-partum depression
  • Helps manage optimal weight gain
  • Protects heart health
Convinced yet? Join the fun!

To encourage y'all to eat more fish, I am giving one of my readers a Seafood Lover's Basket (worth $60):
  • A variety of fish and seafood samples (I've tried these...they are REALLY good. Like eat out of the pouch with a fork good)
  • Recipe cards for fish and seafood meals
  • A durable melamine mixing bowl to use while cooking/mixing
  • One stainless steel fish turner from Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Delicious fish seasoning from Penzey’s Spices
  • A bento lunch box container for on-the-go fish favorites
  • Seafood Lover’s Guide to Eating During Pregnancy
  • One copy of “My Two-Year-Old Eats Octopus: Raising Children Who Love to Eat Everything”



To enter, visit the Seafood Lover's Guide and tell me how you manage to fit twelve ounces of fish into your diet every week or give me your favorite fish recipe. This is required and must be done before the extra entries count!

EXTRA ENTRIES:

You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment for EACH thing you do.

1. For TWO extra entries, subscribe to my blog via e-mail (over there in the upper right hand corner).

2. For TWO extra entries, follow my blog via Google Friend.

3. For ONE extra entry: follow @HitSendLetGo AND @SeafoodLovers on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You can tweet once a day for an extra entry every day! You can copy and paste: "WIN a @SeafoodLovers gift basket @HitSendLetGo http://www.HitSendLetGo.com"

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Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on September 27th when I will draw a winner at random. Please leave your email address if it is not visible on your profile. I will notify the winner as soon as the contest ends. The winner will be given 48 hours to respond.

The package can only be shipped within the U.S.

Disclosure: This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own. Thank you to Seafood Lover's Guide who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.

31 comments:

  1. My favorite seafood recipe is salmon baked in parchment paper with leeks, lemongrass, and blue cheese with a little cream. It is always a huge hit!

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  2. Thanks for he follow Josefine! I LOVE leeks. And lemongrass. And blue cheese. OMG. I'm a foodie.

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  3. I love fish! I eat salmon or cod at least twice a week. I like it with a black miso sauce.

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  4. My favorite fish recipe is actually just a tuna melt. All the cheese and toasted bread. Mmmm. I'm following you on e-mail!

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  5. I eat fish all the time. My favorite is sardines on crackers with a little mustard.

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  6. I love your blog! And the pictures of the "little" one are the CUTEST! Keep 'em coming!!! Oh, and I love those tuna packs with different seasonings. mmmmmmmm

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  7. I eat ceviche tacos twice a week. They're the only thing I can stomach during the pregnancy :)

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  8. I love me some yummy fish! Today I had fish tacos for the first time & they were delicious. I usually eat tuna at least once a week. I also love a good crab cake! I had great crab cakes at O'Neill's in Maspeth just the other night.

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  9. I too love seafood. Have you tried the seasoned starkist packs in the photo? I'm dying to know what they taste like.

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  10. I attempt to make a seafood dish for dinner once a week. Doesn't always work because the hubster is not a seafood fan! I love tuna melts for lunch too.

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  11. I LOVE fish. I usually eat clams and linguine with cod in a light sauce on Sundays.

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  12. I've got twins on the way so I definitely try to get my 12 oz per week in. My favorite is adding tuna to mac n' cheese. Yum!

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  13. I eat fish every other day - either canned or frozen. Its the only way that I'm able to cook it when I get home late at night!

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  14. subscribed to your blog!

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  15. Another fan of tuna melts here! I eat mine with Swiss and rye bread. That way I get my weekly folic acid and Omega 3s in.

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  16. I subscribed to your blog by e-mail also.

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  17. My favorite seafood receipe is tilpia scialian. It has fresh tomatoes, lemon, garlic, parsley and olive oil. This is a greatn alternative to fried tilpia.

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  18. I added you on Google friends.

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  19. I follow your posts on email.

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  20. I eat fish at least once a week!

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  25. My favorite Seafood recipe is Shrimp Scampi. I saute Shrimp in butter and olive oil with chopped garlic for about 7 minutes.


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