know what they like, and most don't want to try new things, so it's a struggle
to make something different for lunch or dinner. While they could eat boxed mac
and cheese or hot dogs endlessly, you know they need more nutrients from
natural foods. Seafood is an excellent source of nutrition, but how can you get
children to eat it?
out these 10 seafood recipes your kids will love. They don't require much time
or money, so the entire family can try new meals on any budget.
nuggets are a staple food for kids. They love getting them fresh in the
drive-thru or on their tray during school lunches. Transition them to seafood
without giving them something completely new by making crispy cod nuggets at
fresh cod into nugget-sized pieces, then bread and fry them. Serve with a yummy
side like sweet potato fries and have fun experimenting with various spices to
personalize the recipe.
pasta is essentially the grown-up version of mac and cheese, so you may already
serve it at home occasionally. When you want this classic meal without all the
calories, you can serve low-calorie shrimp alfredo.
will love this healthy alternative seafood dish, especially if you find pasta
in unique shapes. Give it in a pasta pot for a little heat with cajun seasoning or add it to your
bowl after serving the rest of the family.
it's a hot summer night or a holiday celebration, grilled fish wraps are the
perfect seafood alternative to burgers. Your children will love this hands-on
food and all the tangy goodness inside. They can even help you make the salsa
and fold the wraps so everyone has fun with this new recipe.
ingredients are all you need to make your kids fall in love with breaded fish
sticks. They have all the fun of chicken tenders. Bake them in the oven or put
them in your air fryer before challenging the kids to dunk them in new flavors,
like tartar sauce.
with your kids to make them eat their veggies is about to become a thing of the
past. Cod and pea bites are fried mouthfuls of goodness that hide the peas
behind a wall of flavor. Add a bowl of buttery pasta or serve them on a bed of
fresh salad to round out this healthy meal.
can make seared salt-block tuna to turn your kitchen into the next biggest
seafood restaurant. This summer dish features a chile and citrus flavor profile
that impresses even the family's youngest members. Cooking with a
Himalayan salt block is easy and is sure to fascinate the pickiest eaters.
rarely turn down a bowl full of steaming mac and cheese, so toss some lobster
into the pot, too. You can even make this casserole dish ahead of time and
reheat it in the oven when you have a busy night. Amp up the protein with a mix
of lobster, crab and shrimp for a flavorful bowl of the ultimate comfort food.
about to flip Taco Tuesday upside down. Get any fish you like at your local
grocery store and marinate it before baking. Shred it with forks and serve with
your kids' favorite taco fillings. The added corn slaw makes the perfect side
dish for this colorful summer recipe.
you find a stack of tuna cans in the back of your pantry and don't know what to
do with them, make easy tuna pâté. The cheesy flavor balances out the taste of
fish, so kids who usually shy away from tuna sandwiches won't mind
it. It's also the perfect base for more flavorful experiments, like mixing
in chili or hot sauce.
on the night, you could make this a finger-food meal by serving it with
crackers for dipping. It can also double as a sandwich filling between two
slices of your family's favorite bread. You can toast or grill the sandwiches
to take this recipe to the next level.
the delivery fees for your next pizza night and make homemade seafood pizza.
This is a made-from-scratch recipe, including the dough. Indulge your inner
baker and top the crust with plenty of cheese and bite-sized pieces of shrimp,
scallops or anchovies. After just 10 minutes in the oven, you'll have a
complementary dish for your family movie or game night.
Merge Their Favorite Foods
your children may not get excited at the thought of oysters or salmon-wrapped
artichoke hearts, you can still introduce them to seafood by merging their
favorite foods with new recipes. Try tuna steaks, seafood pizza, or lobster mac
and cheese to show them that seafood can be fun and delicious.