How to swim through the New Year as a new you!

Did you know the first two weeks of January are the busiest weeks of the year at health clubs? A lot of people start the year by “turning over a new leaf” when it comes to taking better care of themselves. The problem is, of those who make New Year’s resolutions with gym memberships, about 80% lose their enthusiasm by mid-February.

Establishing an exercise routine can be tough. It takes discipline. However, there is an easier (and more enjoyable) way to take good care of your body. It begins with what you put into it, because nutritious food is the cornerstone for improving your physical condition and the vitality of everyone in your family.

Protein is essential to everyone’s nutritional well being. On planet earth, some of the finest sources of lean, high-quality protein and other key nutrients come from fish and seafood. Nobody serves up that tasty nutrition better than Morey’s.

In addition to providing protein, Morey’s products contain valuable Omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have proven that adding Omega-3s to your diet may decrease your risk for heart disease, certain cancers, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Given these findings, it’s not surprising that the American Heart Association encourages two servings of fish or seafood per week in their dietary recommendations.

Luckily for all fish and seafood lovers, something that’s this good for our bodies is also equally delicious. Morey’s marinated salmon, mahi mahi and tilapia are great examples. There are so many distinct flavors available, you can have Morey’s twice a week and never lose your craving for its delectability! The marinade creations include flavors like: Lemon Parmesan, Wood Roasted, Seasoned Grill, Garlic Cracked Pepper, Lemon Dill, Pineapple Mango, Sweet Mango and Garden Pesto.

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New Year. New You. Eat better in 2015.

So as you kick off 2015, make a pledge to enjoy a Morey’s meal twice a week. Plan two particular days of the week to make fish and seafood days. Many opt for one of them to be Saturday, because it’s a relaxing weekend day when the family can gather around the table to share good food and conversation.

Take a poll from all the hungry eaters in your house to determine which signature marinades they prefer for Saturday’s meal. This will help you select the ideal side dishes to accompany your fish. For example, many Morey’s fans have reported that the refreshing citrus zest of the Lemon Dill Salmon goes great with the nutty richness of squash and asparagus. Another flavor, like Morey’s Garlic Cracked Pepper Salmon, really complements fresh green beans, wild rice and a nice buttery chardonnay as a wine pairing.

Whichever initial day you decide is “seafood day,” pick the next to be a few days later. So if you make Saturday special with Morey’s, then choose Tuesday or Wednesday for your other day. It’s a very easy and tasty routine to get into!

Remember that the way you prepare each Morey’s dish will add even more uniqueness to your meal events. Bake it, broil it, grill it… it’s up to you, and every method imparts a different quality to the fish. If you’re crunched for time on a particular day, Morey’s is quick and easy to microwave too – just minutes from freezer to table! Every package contains the perfect serving size for a meal, with all the savory marinade sealed in with the fish. Morey’s has done all the work for you and your busy lifestyle.

As you embark on a year of better eating, you can choose to keep track of your progression. Maybe monitoring your weight is important. Perhaps gauging your general wellness (on a daily 1-10 scale of how you “feel”) is a strategy you’ll find helpful. Whichever track you take, eat great food throughout 2015 and make it a wonderful year!

Good luck and bon appétit.

 

The Importance of Omega Fatty Acids

Many consumers would probably admit to feeling overloaded with information when stepping into a grocery store in today’s health-crazed world. With labels boasting “All Natural”, “High Fiber”, “Added Protein” and much more, it’s difficult to know what exactly your body needs.

Though fad diets have come and gone in the United States, a staple that has remained and continues to be recommended by doctors, dietitians, trainers and the like are fatty acids. But, what are they?

Fatty acids are essential to keep every system in the human body working properly. Think of your body as a car and fatty acids are the oil that keeps your engine running smoothly. Your skin, respiratory system, circulatory system, brain and organs ALL benefit from consuming fatty acids.

The importance of omega fatty acids.

The importance of omega fatty acids.

However, there’s a twist. Fatty acids need to be balanced within the body. What does that mean? Fatty acids are broken into three forms: Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids. Each fatty acid plays its own role in your overall health.

Omega-3s: This is where Morey’s comes into play! Our seafood offers a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids. The human body cannot produce Omega-3s on its own, so consuming a minimum of 4 oz. twice a week is recommended to support brain function, cardiovascular disease and a host of other diseases. Morey’s Fish Creations® are sold in boxes containing two, 5 oz. servings, so one box per family member per week will meet the recommended quota. Aside from fish, Omega-3s are found in flaxseeds, raw walnuts and canola oil.

Omega-6s: Omega-6 fatty acids are best when consumed in a 2:1 ratio with Omega-3s. One health issue our country currently faces is the abundance of Omega-6 fatty acids from corn and soy products used in a vast majority of processed foods. Today, a consumer, on average, eats 15 times the amount of Omega-6s than Omega-3s. While Omega-6s are good for you, too much of them can be destructive. Getting your Omega-6s from sources such as leafy greens, whole grains, raw vegetable oils and certain nuts is suggested.

Omega-9s: This fatty acid is produced naturally by the body when both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are consumed in balance. Omega-9 promotes heart health by keeping cholesterol levels in-check and improving immune function. If you’re not consuming enough Omega-3s and Omega-6s, then you must add Omega-9 rich foods to your diet. Foods like avocados, cashews, chia seeds and almonds are high in Omega-9s.

Knowing what fatty acids are and how they benefit you can help you make more informed choices at the grocery store and when selecting recipes for your family. Opt for well-rounded meals like Morey’s Salsa-Shrimp Topped Avocados. By adding a side of whole grain brown rice and a small salad, you’ll successfully get a healthy serving of fatty acids to keep your car’s engine a well-oiled machine.

 

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Women to Women
http://www.womentowomen.com/inflammation/balancing-your-omega-3-fatty-acids-essential-for-health-and-long-life/

Omega-9 Oils
http://www.omega-9oils.com/omega-9-advantage/healthier-profile/omega-3-6-9.htm

Chris Kresser: Health for the 21st Century
http://chriskresser.com/how-too-much-omega-6-and-not-enough-omega-3-is-making-us-sick

The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Seafood Products

 

Seafood Products

Seafood Products


You may have already heard about omega-3 fatty acids, but you might not know the extent of what they can do for you! That’s because it seems like new studies are constantly popping up, extolling new aspects of omega-3 benefits, and giving us ever more reasons to incorporate them into a healthy diet. From infant brain development to the prevention of heart disease, it seems there are few health conditions that can’t be improved with omega-3 consumption.

  • What, exactly, are omega-3 fatty acids? It may sound like something out of science fiction, but omega-3 are actually a type of unsaturated fatty acid that is extremely beneficial, especially when found in fish. This nutrient is believed to reduce inflammation throughout the body, which is good, because inflammation in the body can damage blood vessels and lead to heart disease.
  • If I’m not worried about heart disease, why should I care about omega-3? Omega-3 fatty acid benefits also may include decreased triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduced blood clotting, higher immunity, and improvement of arthritis symptoms. Omega-3s are also great for children, and may help improve their ability to learn, and help with behavioral or attention-related issues.
  • Alright, I’m sold! Now, what are some sources of omega-3 fatty acids? There are many omega-3 sources, including nuts, flaxseed, and soybeans. However, these omega-3 foods are not the best sources, because the human body does not absorb the omega-3 from them very well. Fish, on the other hand, is an excellent source of these essential fatty acids, one that is also loaded with protein. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish each week. The fish most packed with omega-3 are fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines, and albacore tuna.
  •  Does frozen seafood contain the same benefits as fresh? The best news about omega-3 fatty acids is that they can be readily found in frozen seafood, which is convenient, easy to prepare, and delicious. The fish retains not only its nutrients, but also the mouthwatering taste it would have had if you’d pulled it from the water yourself.

For over seventy five years, Morey’s Seafood has been putting great, nutritious seafood, full of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, onto dinner tables across America. Learn how to bring Morey’s to your family at moreys.com, where you’ll find helpful facts, delicious recipes, and more. For a deeper connection, join the online community on Facebook and Twitter.

Morey’s Shrimp Creations™ — Seafood in Quick Easy Meals

Morey’s Shrimp Creations™ offers convenient meals at home, made with restaurant-quality seafood. You can prepare Shrimp Creations in minutes using a microwave, as featured in the video, on the stove top, or in the oven. If you have a busy schedule, and are looking for a quick meal that is low-fat, rich in nutrients, and omega-3 acids, frozen seafood like Shrimp Creations is the perfect addition to your diet. Need more health benefits? Shrimp Creations is also low in calories, trans fat free, and gluten free! To learn more about shrimp creations visit http://moreys.com/products/shrimp-creations, or visit http://moreys.com/contact-us to find a retailer near you.

SeaShare and Ocean Trust: Morey’s Gives Back with Seafood Products

 

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Give Back

Since its inception in 1937, Morey’s Seafood has been committed to providing families with high quality seafood products. But what does that really mean? Morey’s believes that it is not enough to deliver great tasting, easy to prepare seafood; sustainability and community outreach must also be priorities. The company’s vision is to put a wide variety of delicious, nutritious seafood on tables across America, while nurturing the community and protecting the environment. To that end, Morey’s has partnered with SeaShare and Ocean Trust, in order to promote responsible harvesting of seafood products, and find a way to give back.

SeaShare

While there are hundreds of organizations around the country and the world that focus on ending world hunger, SeaShare is the only one that focuses solely on seafood products and the seafood industry as a source of nutrition for hunger relief. The organization coordinates and combines donations from seafood distributors and wholesale seafood companies who want to give back to the community. Since the program began in 1994, more than 150 million meals have been provided to Feeding America’s food bank network—that’s more than 25 million pounds of seafood!

Morey’s Seafood is a proud donor of quality seafood products to SeaShare. In order to qualify as a seafood product donor for the SeaShare program, we had to prove that our sources are sustainable and that we responsibly utilize our marine resources. Our fresh seafood is indeed obtained responsibly, so we eagerly became a SeaShare donor as soon as we realized all the good that organization is doing!

Ocean Trust

This organization is all about keeping the public in touch with the reality of good and bad sustainability advice. The chairman of Ocean Trust proclaims that “rebuilding stocks through management is the key to sustainability, not campaigns that confuse consumers.” Ocean Trust has received six national awards for its wildlife and marine conservation efforts, and will continue its efforts to make real information available to the public.

Morey’s is proud to be considered a “Coastal Patron” with Ocean Trust. We want consumers to know which seafood products from certain fisheries are truly sustainable and which species are actually endangered, which is specifically why we endorse the important work done by the Ocean Trust organization.

To learn more about Morey’s seafood products, visit www.moreys.com.

Food Pyramid Facts and the USDA My Plate

The USDA changed from the food pyramid to my plate in 2011. The changes were made to help inspire the public lead people to make good eating choices. As you can see in the my plate graphic in the video, the plate is color coded to represent proper portions of each food group. Seafood products remain part of the proteins, and four to six ounces per day is recommended. The USA recommends that seafood is a main protein source at least twice a week. Seafood like salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, and is a super food. Morey’s offer several salmon options that are ready to cook. To view our salmon offerings, visit http://www.moreys.com or find us in your local store. To find a retailer near you, call us at (866) 577-1709.

Seafood and Pregnancy: Seafood is a Healthy Part of Balanced Diet During Pregancy

Many people wonder if seafood is safe to eat while pregnant.  Some believe seafood and pregnancy should not mix.  However, the FDA states that seafood can be an important part of a balanced diet during pregnancy. One study even shows linked low birth weight to mothers that did not consume enough fish during pregnancy.

The FDA recommends cooked fish, especially low-mercury fish like shrimp, canned light tuna, salmon, pollock, and farmed catfish. Salmon is an excellent option because it is high in Omega 3 fatty acids and is a super food.

Visit http://www.moreys.com to explore our salmon offerings, and other seafood products.  Morey’s is also available in retailers across the nation, so look for us in your local stores. To find a retailer near you call us at 1.800.808.3474

Smoked Fish to Frozen Seafood: The Story Behind Morey’s Seafood Products

Morey’s Seafood International is now known for manufacturing and distributing restaurant quality frozen seafood products. But the company was first established as Morey Fish company in 1937, when Ed Morey traded a load of corn for a truck load of fresh white fish. From there Ed Morey started to smoke fish and sell it in Motley Minnesota. Morey’s Seafood International’s manufacturing plant is still located in Motley Minnesota. Morey’s Seafood now sells fresh, prepared, and frozen fish internationally to retailers, restaurants, and consumers. Morey’s focuses on quality control and food safety, and has generations of industry professionals maintaining the highest quality in their seafood. To find a retailer in you area or to become a distributor, visit our website, http://www.moreys.com/, or call (866) 577-1709.

 

Introducing Shrimp Creations: Adding more to Morey’s Array of Seafood Products

Morey’s Seafood has been committed to providing high quality seafood since we were founded in 1937. When Ed Morey first opened his business, he specialized in smoked fish with an emphasis on seafood products high in quality and taste. Seventy-five years later, we still pride ourselves in our continued commitment to those same principles, while creating new, great tasting and convenient seafood products to bring to your table.

SC_Scampi_Shrimp_frnt-239x300Our newest product line, Shrimp Creations, lives up to the high standards you’ve come to expect from Morey’s Seafood. Easy, affordable, great tasting and the quality you have come to know and love.  Available in four great, chef inspired flavors: Thai Curry, Seasoned Alfredo, Creamy Parmesan and Scampi. There’s one that’s sure to appeal to your tastes; even to the pickiest of eaters.

Morey’s Shrimp Creations are the ultimate in convenience food – for easy, quick  entertaining on the fly or just a hassle free dinner after a long day at the office. We designed Shrimp Creations with your busy life in mind and ease of use at the forefront of our product design. Choose whichever cooking method is easiest for you; microwave, sauté or bake and your meal can be ready in as little as 4 minutes. No need to even defrost! Just prepare and add to your favorite rice or pasta, and you’ll have a saucy and satisfying meal in just minutes.

We’re sure you’ll love the flexibility Shrimp Creations gives you to create quick, great tasting meals to simplify your busy life.  Shrimp Creations is an addition to our already popular Fish Creations line of affordable, restaurant quality Morey’s Seafood products.

SC_Curry_Shrimp_2012-239x300Morey’s Seafood products are available at a variety of retailers across the country. Be sure to check out our website, www.moreys.com, for more information about our products. You can sign up to receive tips and recipes from our kitchen to yours. For more interactive conversation, follow us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook. We’d love to hear from you.

And remember: Good taste. It runs in our family.

Morey’s Seafood Products Feeds Employees and America

 

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For consumers looking for delicious seafood products, they need look no further than Morey’s Seafood. Based in the heart of Minnesota’s lake country, Morey’s provides tasty, responsibly sourced, easy-to-prepare seafood available all across the nation. This means that eating delicious seafood does not require a trip to a fancy restaurant, just a walk to your own freezer.

Where Can I Buy Morey’s Seafood?

Morey’s products are available in many retails locations across the nation, so chances are Morey’s can be found at a store near you. Dedicated to providing affordable high-quality seafood products, Morey’s makes it easy to prepare restaurant quality meals in the comfort of your home. Some of the retailers that carry Morey’s seafood products include:

  • Costco
  • Cub Foods
  • H.E.B. Stores
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Walmart
  • And many more! Many stores carry Morey’s seafood products, so visit the website to find a retail location near you.
Environmentally Responsible

Morey’s commitment to quality means providing seafood products in a responsible way. Dedicated to environmental concerns like clean water and renewable resources, the company works with many external groups and agencies to see that these goals are met. Morey’s cares about their employees, too, and is committed to the dignity and development of their people, as well as consistent improvement of their seafood products.

Feeding Employees, Feeding America

Morey’s is proud of the part they play, in both the food supply chain, and in their contribution to the global economy. They refer to it as “All the Families We Feed”. When you buy Morey’s products to serve to your family, your family is fed a great seafood meal; but it goes deeper than that. The staff at Morey’s gets to feed their families as a result, and many other families get to put food on their tables due, in part, to that very same purchase. Grocers, fishermen, truck drivers, farmers and an assortment of artisans are all involved in the creation and packaging of Morey’s products. All feed their families thanks in part to that sale. It’s a small role in the very big global picture, but Morey’s is proud of that role nonetheless.

Morey’s Seafood

For fresh-tasting, delicious, and convenient seafood products, look no further than Morey’s Seafood International. With a variety of retailers across the country, Morey’s can make adding seafood to your diet as easy as opening your freezer. Visit the website for more information, or, for a deeper connection, join the online community on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.