An Easy Baked Cod recipe perfect for a healthy, high protein, lean dinner any night of the week. Season it up with your favorite seasonings for a delicious, nourishing meal!
In hot pursuit of an ultra nutritious dinner recipe that gives you intense health benefits without much effort?
Welcome, m’dear, to that very recipe!
Baked cod is your ticket to an easy, pleasy evening in. You get a healthy dinner that is somewhat fancy that requires hardly any time! If you’re up on the news, you already know The Rock eats a boat load of cod to feed those muscles! Let’s talk more about the nutrient profile.
Health Benefits of Cod:
Did you know cod is super high in protein and super low in fat? If you’re looking to up your protein game and are conscious of your fat intake, cod is a marvelous lean protein source. Plus, you get vitamins and minerals (specifically, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, selenium, and phosphorous), making cod nutrient-dense fuel for your body.
6 ounces of cod contains 30 grams of protein, 140 calories, 0 grams of carbohydrate, and just over 1 gram of fat.
Can you even believe it??
The small amount of fat the cod does have is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (as opposed to omega-6), which is marvelous for brain health, hormone health, digestion, etc. In addition, cod is lower in mercury than many other types of fish or seafood (like tuna).
Aside from its health benefits, I love that cod is very light and subtle in flavor (in other words, it’s not fishy), which makes it very easy to flavor to your heart’s delight.