One of my favorite meals to make for dinner is mussels. Now being Italian, I love mussels in red sauce…yes, I said sauce 🤣🤣🤣 or in a white sauce with lots of garlic!! Mussels are easy to make and are fantastic over a bowl of pasta.
Now one thing that I didn’t know is that mussels have several heath benefits. Below are just a few:
1. Mussels contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for you heart and your brain. Usually, oily fish such as salmon or sardines are the first ones people think of when it comes to Omega-3, however, mussels cooked in the shell contains 500 grams of Omega-3 which meets a person’s daily requirement.
2. Mussels are high in protein.
3. Mussels are high in iron. Interestingly enough, mussels have 4 times the amount of iron than steak!
4. Mussels are low in fat and are low in carbohydrates.
So, if you’re thinking about a quick and easy dinner to make that is healthy for you, have some mussels for a change!!!
Here’s to your health!! 🙂