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15 Best Healthy Fish Recipes for Weight Loss

If you’re looking for some of the absolute best Healthy Fish Recipes for Weight Loss, you’ve landed at the right place! With this collection, there is something for everyone. There’re delicious recipes for mouth-watering salmon, shrimp, snapper and more. As a bonus most of these fish recipes can be on the table in 30 minutes or less, perfect for a family weeknight meal yet fancy enough for dinner guests.

15 Best Healthy Fish Recipes for Weight Loss

Easy Seafood Recipes

These easy fish recipes will help make your weight loss journey a whole lot tastier! Not only are they a delicious option to add to your weekly meal plan, but they’re also a great source of protein, vitamins and nutrients that are essential for good health.

As a bonus, to make your menu planning even easier, this roundup includes a pantry list as well as some of the tastiest and healthiest side dishes to serve with your new favorite fish dinner recipes.

What Are the Health Benefits of Eating Fish?

Fish is such a great source of protein and it’s not loaded with saturated fats like some other proteins. When you incorporate eating fish or seafood regularly, the omega-3 fatty acids are associated with numerous heart health benefits as well as healthy skin and hair benefits.

Brain health, such as decrease in depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia are other benefits that has reported benefits from eating fish.   

The American Heart Association recommends “eating 2 servings of fish (particularly fatty fish) per week. A serving is 3 ounces cooked, or about ¾ cup of flaked fish.” Fatty fish like anchovies, herring, mackerel, black cod, salmon, sardines, bluefin tuna, ahi tuna and other white are high in omega-3 fatty acids.”

Best Items to Keep on Hand for Cooking Fish?

Fats/Oils:

Avocado Oil, olive oil, grass-fed butter, rendered bacon grease are great options to use for pan-searing or shallowing pan-frying fish dishes.

Fresh Herbs:

Thyme, basil, rosemary, fresh dill and oregano are great to add to most any fish dish as well used to make some tasty sauces.

Dried Spices:

Garlic powder, onion powder, bay leaves, Old Bay Seasoning, Cajun seasonings, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, dried dill weed, and an Italian blend all compliment the flavors of most any fish recipe.

Other Items to Keep on Hand:

Lemons for the lemon juice and lemon zest, limes for the lime juice and lime zest, sour cream, capers, soy sauce or liquid aminos are a great option to keep on hand if you’re planning to try out some of your favorite healthy fish recipes.

What are Some Healthy Side Dishes to Serve with Fish?

Now that you have several wonderful fish main course ideas, here are some healthy side dishes to round off your low-carb meal that are also lean protein for weight loss.

  • Sauces: Creamy avocado, spicy mango salsa, easy homemade guacamole, homemade tartar sauce or a creamy dill sauce are all wonderful choices and the best way to add more healthy fat to the dish.

Savory Salmon with Herb Butter

salmon with herb butter on a plate with vegetables
Savory Salmon with Herb Butter
This amazing Savory Salmon Recipe with herb butter seasoned and then pan seared to crispy perfection. With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can have a healthy, hearty and delicious meal on the table in under 30 minutes, making this an ideal option for busy weeknights. 
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salmon with herb butter on a plate with vegetables

Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi with Blackened Broccoli

cast iron pan full of roasted broccoli and mahi mahi
Chili Lime Mahi-Mahi with Blackened Broccoli
This recipe for tender and flakey Chili Lime Mahi Mahi starts with white fish filets that are pan seared to golden perfection. They’re added to a mouth-watering pan sauce, with caramelized fresh broccoli florets, that’s ridiculously quick and easy yet loaded with the most incredible flavor the whole family will love.
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plate of mahi mahi and roasted broccoli

Easy Shrimp Oreganata

shrimp oreganata gluten free
Easy Shrimp Oreganata
This easy and delicious Shrimp Oreganata recipe is a seafood lover’s dream. It’s a gluten-free version that uses jumbo shrimp and simple ingredients yet has the loveliest and most delectable depth of flavor. Great for any night of the week but elegant enough to serve for special occasions.
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shrimp oreganata with beans

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Pistachio Crusted Salmon
This super flavorful baked Pistachio Crusted Salmon is tender and flaky with an amazing crunchy topping. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare, making it perfect for a weeknight meal, yet elegant enough for a dinner party.
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salmon crusted with pistachio mix with salad on plate

Healthy Fried Grouper with Lemon Butter Sauce

bite of fried grouper with lemon on fork
Healthy Fried Grouper with Lemon Butter Sauce
This super easy Healthy Fried Grouper Recipe makes a fast and healthy dinner that you can have on the table in just 15 minutes! It’s served with a rich and savory lemon thyme butter sauce over a fresh arugula salad!
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piece of crispy fried grouper on plate

Lemon Dill Salmon with Herbed Salad

salmon with dill and salad on a white plate
Lemon Dill Salmon with Herbed Salad
Lemon Dill Salmon is a light and refreshing dish that is easily going to become a family favorite. This lemon dill salmon is the perfect dish to serve on date night or any other occasion. It’s light, flavorful and easy to prepare!
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lemon dill salmon on a white plate with herbed salad and a lemon

Shrimp Scampi without Wine

Shrimp Scampi without Wine
This Shrimp Scampi without Wine is an easy family dinner recipe you can have on the table in 15 minutes. You can serve simple shrimp scampi as an appetizer or with any of your favorite low carb sides for a full meal. 
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shrimp with quinoa and salad on plate

Spicy Cajun Pan Seared Snapper

large serving plate with pan seared fish and mango salsa
Spicy Cajun Pan Seared Snapper
This super quick and easy Spicy Cajun Pan Seared Snapper recipe with a cool and creamy mango-avocado salsa uses all fresh ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. It’s a delicious and healthy dinner the whole family will love.
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red snapper with cajun seasoning and mango salsa on a white plate with a fork

Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice

red bowl with cilantro rice, shrimp and fajitas peppers and onions
Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice
This amazing recipe for healthy and delicious Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice is ready in under 30 minutes. They are perfect for easy weeknight dinners when you want something quick but don't want to skip on big flavors.
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red bowl with cilantro rice, shrimp and fajitas peppers and onions

Pan Seared Grouper with Lime Sauce

Pan Seared Grouper with Lime Sauce
Healthy and delicious Pan Seared Grouper is elegant enough for a dinner party but is quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal. With just a few simple fresh ingredients this savory restaurant-quality fish dinner is ready in no time!
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pan seared grouper with garnishment and pepper

Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple

stack of grilled swordfish on plate kabobs
Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple
This Swordfish Recipe is a delicious and healthy meal the whole family will love. Tender fillets of swordfish are paired with sweet and juicy pineapple, red pepper and onions then grilled to make a super easy meal that’s bursting with flavor. 
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stack of grilled swordfish on plate kabobs

Mahi-mahi with Tomato Cucumber Salad

pan seared mahi mahi on plate with tomato cucumber kalamata olives salad
Mahi-mahi with Tomato Cucumber Salad
This delicious, light and flakey, Pan Seared Mahi Mahi Recipe with Tomato-Cucumber Salad is super easy to prepare and is bursting with robust flavor from a savory lemon garlic sauce.
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pan seared mahi mahi on plate with tomato cucumber kalamata olives salad

Orange Glazed Salmon

orange glazed salmon over asparagus on a white plate
Orange Glazed Salmon
Orange Glazed Salmon is the perfect dish for any occasion. This sweet and tangy glaze gives a new delicious twist to this fatty fish. It’s also an easy meal to prepare in advance. Just bake the salmon fillets in the oven when you’re ready to eat! Delight your taste buds with this easy recipe.
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orange glazed salmon over asparagus on a white plate

Blackened Fish Tacos

Blackened Fish Tacos
These delicious, easy Blackened Fish Tacos start with tender flaky fish fillets that have been seasoned with a flavorful homemade blackening spice, then served with warm corn tortillas, a creamy tangy slaw with lime juice and drizzled with avocado sauce.
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three fish tacos with blackening and creamy dressing in soft taco shells

Thai Coconut Fish Curry

fish curry in white bowl with parsley and lime beside
Thai Coconut Fish Curry
This Coconut Fish Curry recipe starts with tender and flakey fish filets that are gently poached in a mouth-water creamy coconut sauce with aromatic spices and fresh herbs.
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piece of fish in curry in a white bowl

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or boring. I hope you enjoy this roundup and that it’s a great way to keep a variety of fish recipes on rotation at your house.

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