Seafood lovers, rejoice–Sunday, June 15 is National Lobster Day! While you already know this crustacean packs some seriously delicious meat, eating lobster comes with some nice health perks, too.
A 3-ounce serving of lobster contains 20% of your daily recommended amount of B12, according to the USDA. That's good news for your brain, which relies on the vitamin to help create DNA and red blood cells. It also guards against anemia, a blood condition that causes fatigue and weakness.
Plus, lobsters are chock full of protein (3 ounces contains 32% of the daily amount) and are a decent source of calcium (8%).
So lap it up, lobster lovers, and indulge with these four healthy recipes–all under 450 calories!
Lemon-Tarragon Lobster Roll
Calories per serving: 306
Try this recipe: Lemon-Tarragon Lobster Roll
Calories per serving: 167
Try this recipe: Lobster Panzanella
Lobster and Corn Salad With Tarragon Vinaigrette
Calories per serving: 290
Try this recipe: Lobster and Corn Salad With Tarragon Vinaigrette
Calories per serving: 419
Try this recipe: Lobster Thermidor