by Dana Angelo White in Meal Makeovers, July 15, 2011
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, February 9, 2010
- Ellie Krieger's lightened-up lobster roll.
Gobs of mayo and butter can wreck this summertime goodie. Lighten up your favorite recipe and dive in!
Restaurant offerings for lobster rolls range from 600 to 1440 calories and 34 to 98 grams of fat per serving! Lobster certainly isn’t the problem: 3 ounces of cooked lobster meat contains 83 calories, 1 gram of fat and 17 grams of protein. It also packs in 44 percent of the daily requirement of vitamin B12 and more than 50 percent of the mineral (and antioxidant) selenium.
Shellfish like lobster does contain a fair amount of cholesterol: a 3-ounce portion has 20 percent of the daily recommendation. But since shellfish like lobster and shrimp are low in saturated fat, they can still be incorporated into a heart-healthy diet.
So if lobster isn’t to blame, what is? Heaps of mayo and butter are to thank for the skyrocketing calorie counts.
by Toby Amidor in Food News & Trends, December 31, 2008
Doctors and other health experts used to warn folks away from clams, shrimp, crab and other shellfish because they were too high in cholesterol. Turns out that shellfish can still be a tasty part of a heart-healthy diet.
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Have you checked out your local fish and seafood market lately? Lobster prices are at a 25-year low and cost one-third less than last year — all thanks to fluctuations in supply and demand. Fishermen have plenty of lobster to sell, but not as many people are buying. Restaurants are even luring in customers by promoting lobster specials. This isn’t good news for fishermen as fuel and bait costs are increasing, but can mean an inexpensive treat for you. Of course, experts say these low prices won’t last — so act quickly!
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