Healthy Recipes

Woah-Mega! 10 Recipes Packed with Omega-3 Foods!

Would you believe me if I told you that in order to lose fat you need to eat fat?

Honestly, I’m not making this up!

When it comes down to weight loss, fats are your friends! And I’m not talking about all fats, only certain ones that are considered ‘healthy’ fats! And you can find these types of fats in omega-3 foods.

So what are omega-3 fatty acids and why do we need to eat foods containing them?

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential acids, and this is because our bodies need them.

They support brain function, aid in reducing inflammation in joints, help to suppress your appetite, and most importantly support metabolism (which is HUGE for weight loss!) They’re important, but our bodies don’t produce them so we have to make sure we get enough of them through omega-3 foods.

While there are omega-3 foods you can eat, sometimes it’s easier to take a supplement to get your daily dose. Look no further than IdealOmega! With our recommended 1-2 capsules a day, you will quickly and easily be giving your body 500-1000 mg of the necessary omega-3 fatty acids that it needs!

You may be scratching your head trying to figure out how to get these “friendly fats” into your diet, but I have made it even more simple by putting together these 10 delicious recipes using omega-3 foods!

Impress your tastebuds with these mega-mouthwatering recipes!

Edamame Salad

edamame salad

2 c leafy greens
1/2 c shelled edamame, cooked
2 tbsp. dried unsweetened cranberries
2 tbsp. feta cheese
2 tbsp. poppy seed dressing

  1. Toss all ingredients and enjoy!
Serves 1. Calories per serving: 180 / Protein 12g / Carbs 17g / Fat 7g
Prep time: 5 minutes

Apricot Nut & Seed Bars

apricot nut and seed bars

1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
1/2 c uncooked quinoa
1 1/4 c pitted dates
1/2 c raw almonds, chopped
8 dried apricots, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Blend dates until smooth (add water if needed).
  2. Mix blended dates with all other ingredients. Press down into the bottom of parchment lined loaf pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and cut into 8 squares.
Makes 8 squares. Serving size: 1 square. Calories per serving: 150 / Protein 3g / Carbs 27g / Fat 4g

Chia Yogurt Bowl

chia seed greek yogurt fruit bowl
1 Vanilla Chobani single size Greek Yogurt
1 tsp. chia seeds
1/2 c fruit of choice
  1. Mix greek yogurt and chia seeds. Top with fruit and enjoy!
Serves 1. Calories per serving: 185* / Protein 14g / Carbs 30g / Fat 1g
Prep time: 2 minutes
*calories vary depending on fruit

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Flaxseed Bites

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Flaxseed Bites

1 c pitted dates
1/2 c ground flaxseed
1 scoop Vanilla IdealShake
1/2 c macadamia nuts, chopped
1/4 c white chocolate chips
  1. Blend dates until smooth (add water if needed). Mix with flaxseed, macadamia nuts, and white chocolate chips. Roll into 12 even balls and store in refrigerator.
Makes 12 bites. Serving size: 2 bites. Calories per serving: 263 / Protein 5g / Carbs 32g / Fat 15g
Prep time: 10 minutes

Honey Glazed Walnuts

honey glazed walnuts

1 c walnuts
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients until walnuts are fully coated. Spread onto parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes (flipping halfway through). Allow to cool and enjoy!
Serves 4. Serving size: ¼ cup. Calories per serving: 198 / Protein 4g / Carbs 10g / Fat 17g
Prep time: 2 minutes
Bake time: 15 minutes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding
4 oz extra firm tofu
1/2 scoop Chocolate IdealShake
1 tbsp. dark chocolate chips, melted
1 tsp. dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 tbsp. peanut butter powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. unsweetened almond milk
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate 20 minutes or until serving and enjoy!
Serves 1. Calories per serving: 314 / Protein 14g / Carbs 30g / Fat 15g
Prep time: 5 minutes

Green Omega Smoothie

Green Omega Smoothie

2 c spinach
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 medium banana
1/4 c blueberries
1 scoop Vanilla IdealShake
  1. Add ice, blend, & enjoy!
Serves 1. Calories per serving: 288 / Protein 16g / Carbs 48g / Fat 7g
Prep time: 2 minutes

Sesame Ginger Salmon Lettuce Wraps

Sesame Ginger Salmon Lettuce Wraps

2 (4 oz) salmon fillets
2 tbsp. honey
1/4 c soy sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp. fresh garlic, minced
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
1 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
4 iceberg lettuce leaves
  1. Mix honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and sesame seeds. Marinate salmon fillets in mixture for 30 minutes.
  2. Pour salmon and marinade into skillet and cook on medium heat about 10 minutes, until salmon is cooked thoroughly and no marinade remains. Stir in chives. Fill 4 lettuce leaves with salmon and enjoy!
Makes 4 lettuce wraps. Serving size: 2 wraps. Calories per serving: 300 / Protein 28g / Carbs 20g / Fat 11g
Prep time: 20 minutes

Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

chocolate chia pudding

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 scoop Chocolate IdealShake
1 tsp coconut extract
3 tbsp chia seeds

  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours and enjoy!
Serves 2. Calories per serving: 160 / Protein 9g / Carbs 13g / Fat 10g
Prep time: 5 minutes
Chill time: 8 hours

Tuna Cucumber Boat

Tuna Cucumber Boat

1 whole cucumber
1 can chunk light tuna in water
2 tbsp. Greek yogurt cream cheese
1 tsp. vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
  1. Drain tuna and mix with cream cheese, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Cut cucumber in half (long ways) and scoop out inside.
  2. Fill both sides with tuna mixture and enjoy!
Serves 2. Serving size: ½ of cucumber (1 boat). Calories per serving: 100 / Protein 13g / Carbs 9g / Fat 2g
Prep time: 10 minutes

Give Your Diet an Omega-3 Foods Makeover

Even with these tasty recipes it can be hard to get the right amount of omega-3 foods every day… and that’s where IdealOmega comes in to save the day!

It’s important to get the recommended 500-1000 mg of omega acids a day, to give your body the nutrients and energy it needs to perform necessary functions in the brain, the joints, and especially with your metabolism! (Hello weight loss!)

Adding a supplement like IdealOmega is an incredibly simple way to get these recommended doses, especially without having to add extra calories into your day or planning and making a meal with omega-3 foods when you have little to no time.

For more information about IdealOmega, click here!  

If you have any other recipes or cooking tips please feel free to share them in the comments so we can all give them a try as well!



Kami Price

Kami Price

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Kami Price is the Head Trainer for IdealShape. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a Pn.1 Certified Nutrition Coach, and Certified Yoga Instructor. Kami has been in the fitness world for over 10 years and prior to joining IdealShape owned one of the biggest private gyms in Utah.


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