Seafood and pasta make a great recipe combination. Recipes include fish, prawns, scallops and crab combined with creamy and tomato based sauces.
Lobster is a delectable, low-fat protein source and are rich in zinc.
Pasta is available in many colours, such as green, red and yellow. Green pasta gets its colour either from basil or spinach leaves.
Mussels, oysters and scallops are prime sources of vitamin B12, which your body needs in order to utilise folate. They are also rich in minerals, including zinc and iron.
The dressing for this simple, colourful salad has a sweet-sour flavour, which perfectly complements the lightly cooked zucchinis, tuna, tomatoes and pasta. Serve the salad cool, but not chilled, or try it while it is still warm.
In addition to their great flavour, cherry tomatoes add plenty of vitamin C plus vitamin A in the form of beta carotene.
Tinned crabmeat is perfect for this dish, and makes an economical, fuss-free alternative to fresh.
The inspiration for countless quick, healthy meals, pasta and noodles are a low-fat source of protein and, made with enriched flour, offer some vitamins and minerals.
It's always interesting to try a few changes with a familiar dish. This is an attractive and healthy variation on lasagne, with flakes of tender salmon and chopped asparagus in a light lemon and herb sauce layered with the pasta. It's perfect for when asparagus is in season.
Fresh salmon is readily available all year round. This deliciously healthy dish can be served warm or cold, with a green leaf salad tossed with snow peas or green beans, and some crusty wholemeal bread.
Brilliant for a midweek meal, this punchy pasta dish uses heart-healthy oily fish with a mixture of popular deli foods — salami, olives and sun-dried tomatoes — for speed and convenience.
This salad is based on soba – Japanese buckwheat noodles. They are tossed with bean sprouts, Chinese leaves, fresh coriander and an intensely flavoured dressing, then topped with juicy soy-grilled scallops and mushrooms.
A simple fish pie can be transformed into a feast by the addition of prawns and mushrooms. Serve with a colourful medley of steamed vegetables, such as snow or sugarsnap peas, carrots and baby corn.
In your quest for healthy foods, don't overlook the humble sardine, a rich source of protein, calcium (from the bones) and omega-3 fatty acids.
This is a variation of a Sicilian pasta and sardine dish traditionally made for St Joseph's Day. High in calcium and vitamin B12, sardines are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Tempt your family with this delicious heart-healthy pasta salad. It makes an ideal midweek meal served with crusty wholemeal bread. If you wait until the last minute to add the rocket leaves, it won't wilt if anyone's late home.
This popular trattoria dish is easily made at home. A classic tomato sauce, flavoured with chilli and fresh herbs in true Italian style, is delicious with clams, especially if tossed with perfectly cooked spaghetti. Serve with chunks of ciabatta bread and a green salad–and a glass of red wine.
This is a sophisticated dish, combining pasta with a stir-fry of creamy white scallops and vibrant green vegetables. The scallops are low in fat and rich in vitamin B12 and many minerals. By cooking the vegetables briefly in very little liquid they retain all their nutrients.
Cooked in a delicious wine-enriched tomato sauce, a nutritious mix of seafood makes an elegant partner for the thin spaghettini. Prepare a leafy mixed side salad to go with this dinner party main course.
Smoked salmon and fresh cream meld together beautifully in this delicious pasta meal.