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Do you have picky eaters in your household? Tell me I'm not alone! Our goal this year is to try to introduce new foods, new ways. First up? Fish recipes that even the pickiest eaters will love!
Thank you to Pacific Seafood for sponsoring this post.
Truth: Lydia is an extremely picky eater. Like, the worst of picky eaters. She'd eat plain pasta every night if we'd let her. And there are days I think, man it would just be easier. But, that means I'm eating plain pasta every night too. And do we really want to raise a kid who only eats plain pasta? As we've travelled more this year, we had a ton of opportunities to try different types of food. From the Masubi in Hawaii to the seafood in a Bahamas…..we've really worked on broadening Lydia's horizons. And one my goals now? To figure out ways to try new foods at home!
Trying out options for preparing fish was first up on my agenda. Selfishly, I'm a huge seafood lover. It's incredibly healthy, and I wanted to have more of it at home. Our fish of choice? Columbia River Steelhead, it has great omega 3 richness at a fraction of the cost of salmon. So for a family on a budget like us? It's a GREAT value. It also has “Best choice” ratings from Monterey Bay, Seafood Watch and is available year round!
Picky Eaters Tips: Fish Recipes
We tried a number of different kid friendly ways to prepare our Pacific Seafood Columbia River Steelhead. From fish tacos, to baked steelhead with a honey glaze to a simple grilled fish, but Lydia's favorite? Homemade Fish Sticks. I was pleasantly surprised, she LOVED them and has requested this one out of all our fish recipes! Picky Eaters parents……trust me, this is an easy as can be recipe that even your most critical patrons will love.
Homemade Fish Sticks:
3/4 pound of Pacific Seafood Columbia River Steelhead cut into small 1 inch slices
1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup of flour
1 egg, beaten
coconut oil cooking spray
preheat oven to 400.
line up a tray with all fish pieces, and three bowls. The first will have the beaten egg, the second flour, the third seasoned breadcrumbs.
Dip each piece of fish in the egg, then dredge with flour, and roll in bread crumbs.
Place each fish stick on a baking sheet sprayed in coconut oil cooking spray.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Serve with tartar sauce or ketchup depending on preference.
So what do you think? Picky Eaters approved? Let me know if you try this or any other suggested fish recipes!