MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - (Family Features) Anyone looking for nutritious meals the whole family will enjoy can look to flavorful and versatile seafood as a go-to ingredient.

Seafood makes preparing healthful, wholesome meals both simple and delicious. And, SeaPak Shrimp Company's wide variety of coastal inspired products makes incorporating seafood into family favorites easier than ever before. Here are some simple ways to enjoy wholesome seafood:

  • Substitute seafood for beef or chicken to make main-stay menu items such as macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, baked potatoes and sandwiches sea-friendly. It's a great way to help children incorporate new foods in to their diet while serving a wholesome family meal.
  • Instead of chicken fingers or fish sticks, try popcorn fish. Unlike minced meat pick-up foods, SeaPak Popcorn Fish is made from whole-cut pollock fillets and lightly breaded in a signature seasoning. The round, bite-sized treats are perfect for a snack on-the-go or a main dish meal. Baked in 15 minutes, they also help you avoid a dinnertime rush.
  • For little shrimp lovers, there is no better mealtime hero than SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp. These tail-off treats pack a major protein punch and are perfect for an after-school snack, a slumber party treat or weeknight meal.

These recipes show that making family comfort food coastal has never been so easy -- or tasted so good.

For more inspiring ways to incorporate wholesome seafood into your family's diet, visit www.SeaPak.com or find SeaPak on Facebook.

Popcorn Shrimp Spaghetti
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 4-6 servings

1 package SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp
1 package (1 pound) spaghetti noodles
1 package (2 pound) spaghetti sauce
1 medium zucchini, diced
1 medium yellow squash, diced
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Spinach leaves, for garnish (if desired)

Preheat oven to 450°F. Bake shrimp according to package directions. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions. When spaghetti noodles have 7 minutes left to cook, add diced squash and zucchini to boiling water. Continue cooking for the final 7 minutes.

Drain and set aside. Pour spaghetti sauce into large pot on high heat. Stir occasionally until sauce begins to simmer.

Add noodles with zucchini and squash to sauce and stir to fully incorporate. Portion noodles into bowls, add shrimp and top with cheese. Serve immediately.

Popcorn Fish Salad
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Makes: 4 large salads or 6 side salads

1 package SeaPak Popcorn Fish
1-2 heads green leaf lettuce
2 cucumbers
1 red bell pepper
1 bag sliced carrots
Dressing of choice

Preheat oven to 450°F. Bake fish for 14 minutes or until fully cooked.
Cut lettuce and portion into 4 bowls. Slice cucumbers and red bell pepper. Add to salad along with carrots.

Add fish to the top of the salad. Serve with dressing of choice.

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