The Healthiest Seafood To Eat On A Maine Vacation

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Maine is packed full of excellent activities that you can enjoy any time of the year that you visit. However, the one thing that shines the brightest for anyone taking a trip to this beautiful state is the fresh seafood. From shrimp and lobster to scallops and crab, there are endless delicious bites that travelers can look forward to enjoying. Some of the healthiest seafood choices and where to find them are listed below.

Healthy Seafood Options

Lobster (1 cup)
129 calories, 0g carbohydrates, 1.2 grams of fat, and 0 sugars.

Scallops (3 oz)
95 calories, 4.6g carbohydrates, 0 sugar, and .7g fat.

Crab (3 oz)
71 calories, 0g carbs, 15g protein, and .6g fat.

Black Sea Bass (1 fillet)
97 calories, 2g fat, 18.4g protein, and 0g carbohydrates.

Mussels (3oz)
146 calories, 3.8g fat, 6g carbohydrates, and 20g protein.

Oysters (6)
175 calories, 11g fat, 10g carbohydrate, and 8g protein.

Salmon (1 fillet)
412 calories, 0g carbohydrates, 27g fat, and 40g protein.

Best Spots to Find Healthy Seafood Dishes

The Woodford F&B
The grilled seafood and salads here are healthy, low in fat, and absolutely delicious. This spot has great reviews from regulars as well as vacationers!

Chauncey Creek Lobster
If you want freshly boiled lobster for an affordable price, this is the spot. It’s incredibly affordable and nothing beats the fresh flavor without all the added fat that sauteing offers.

Barnacle Billy’s
Open seasonally to ensure you only get the freshest catch, this is one seafood place you don’t want to miss on your trip. The crab plate or a steamed lobster are the healthiest choices on the menu.

Dolphin Marina and Restaurant
While the fried seafood here might be tempting, your best bets for a healthier dish include the pan seared scallops, grilled shrimp lettuce wraps, and the steamed lobster.

Eventide Oyster Co.
The broiled jumbo oysters, beet salad, and raw bar each come highly recommended from visitors at this local favorite. It’s one of the healthiest places to eat the freshest seafood in town.

Tips for Finding Healthy Seafood

  • Find a restaurant that serves the fresh catch of the day
  • Ask for your dish to be steamed rather than cooked in oil or butter
  • Go to a spot that’s close to the water, this is likely to have the freshest fish that is still packed full of nutrients
  • Although delicious, avoid those deep fried dishes

About the Author: Raven is a guest contributor from Newagen Seaside Inn, a Maine bed and breakfast on the water.