This post is sponsored by our friends at the Marine Stewardship Council who are on a mission to end overfishing and ensure future generations can enjoy wild seafood, by choosing certified sustainable seafood. Everything you will read within this post is completely in line with what we truly believe.
Trying to be a socially responsible shopper seems to be getting more difficult. There are labels “certifying” hundreds of items in the grocery store, and for the average consumer, is tough to wade through the sea of labels and understand which ones are legitimate and which ones are simply a marketing ploy.
Our mission at How to Eat has always been to help you to relax about the food you shop for, eat, cook at home, and feed others. We have spent lots of time debunking labels we don’t approve of, but this time, we’re sharing one we do approve of.
When you buy MSC certified fish or seafood, you are buying wild caught seafood that has been deemed a “sustainable seafood choice”.
DYK that roughly 90 per cent of the world’s fish stocks are now fully fished or overfished; and it is a direct result of our increased demand for seafood, which has never been higher and shows zero signs of slowing down?
MSC has stepped in to ensure there are standards in place to keep fish stocks healthy and thriving, so that our children and their children can continue to enjoy the diversity of wild seafood we have access to today.
One of the great things about this certification (unlike many other phoney baloney ones), is that you can feel good about your choice to buy a sustainable option that protects our oceans, without having to remortgage your home. There are affordable seafood options across the board, including family-friendly tuna. Tuna is a mainstay in our home and we keep it on regular rotation because a. everyone loves it (that’s a miracle these days), b. it’s a pantry staple (meaning, a meal in minutes) and c. it’s a healthful and affordable protein choice for a family.
There is nothing like a good sandwich and we can assure you, this one has allll the bells and whistles. Savoury, a bit spicy, a bit sour and incredibly fresh tasting, Bahn mi, a traditional Vietnamese sandwich, works perfectly with easy peasy canned tuna.
For the little one in our home, who’s not so “in to” sandwiches just yet, we set some plain tuna with mayo aside and served all of the components separately, so she could pick and choose her favourites. Because there was no pressure to eat or even try anything in particular, she tasted everything, and low and behold we now have a daikon radish lover!
Everyone not only loved this meal, but I also felt good about serving it. So nice, right?