Sustainable Lake Trout
Why to try: We’ve all been told to eat more fatty fish for their heart-healthy omega-3s, but options like lake trout also provide more than half of your recommended daily intake of vitamin D in just a 3-ounce portion. Research suggests that adequate vitamin D is key for maintaining bone and joint health as women age, which may reduce the risk or severity of osteoporosis, arthritis and fractures.
How to try: Make trout en papillote. This healthy cooking method steams the fish in its own juices within a tightly sealed parcel in the oven. Here’s how: Cut a piece of parchment into the shape of a large heart, about 14 inches wide; then pile about 1/4 cup of thinly sliced fennel bulb in the middle and lay a 4- to 5-oz trout fillet on top. Add 3 orange segments, 2 sliced green olives and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Working at the top of the heart, tightly fold over 1/2 inch of the edge, pressing down to make a crisp crease. Continue down the heart to make over-lapping pleat folds, then twist the tip of the heart to seal it closed. Bake at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes, cut into the paper to release the steam and enjoy.