What is a Sea Pantry?
When it comes to health foods, the ocean delivers! Fish, seafood, and seaweed are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important nutrients for supporting heart health. But foods from the ocean – when farmed or caught sustainably – also bring big benefits to the environment.
For the sake of both human health and ocean health, it is time for us to get a taste of the SEA. If we can commit to keeping these items on hand, we can expand our palates and improve the planet at the same time.
What Items to Keep On Hand?
Take a look at my Pantry from the Sea – a treasure trove of beautiful, sustainable kelp, sea vegetables, fish, and shellfish (as well as personal care items and even pet treats containing ingredients from the sea) that support healthy living and healthy oceans.
And if you think there’s anything I should add to this ever-growing list, please do share it with me!
Dried Seaweeds, Rubs and Sprinkles
Pasta and Grains
Basics for the Refrigerator and Freezer
Shelf Stable Items
Whenever I want a lunch or dinner that’s quick, light, and healthy, Rice Paper Wraps with fish or shrimp is my go-to. Since I just tried The Plant Based Seafood Co’s “shrimp” for the first time, I thought it’d be fun to use those, chop up some raw veggies, add in fresh noodles, and wrap up my rolls!
This Green Smoothie is one of my favorite ways to incorporate more kelp into my diet! Not only is it packed with nutrients from kelp, but the tart apple and creamy avocado make it super delicious.
When it comes to loading up a tray of nachos, the secret to success is having a great “template” to play with, rather than an exact recipe.
This version can be broken down into three essential parts: the fish chips & tortilla chips, beans, and amazing salsa kelp toppings. The sustainably-sourced fish chips & kelp salsas are the key to turning this fun Game Day party snack into a delicious dish that is contributive to our oceans!