Hard to get your kids to eat fish? Try these kid-friendly recipes!



We all know we should eat more fish, but what are you supposed to do when your children refuse to eat fish? Why not try these fish dishes (most) children love?!

It is not easy to understand children’s sense of taste. In one moment they like one thing, in the next they like something else. Food should not be mixed, and it should certainly not be cold, it must be sliced a certain way…

And if dinner is not ready when stomachs are rumbling, their  appetite disappears before you even get to set the table. It is easy to give up on fish, and resign to spaghetti and hot dogs every other day. But it may actually be possible to change the food habits of your children So do not give up just yet – at least not until you’ve tried these kid-friendly recipes!

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Salmon and vegetables in the oven (4 servings – 20-40 min

Ingredients:

  • 600 g skin- and boneless salmon filletshutterstock_277855451
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 0,5 leek
  • 1 carrot
  • 0,5 squash
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch of thyme
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • light sour cream

 

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 ° C.
  2. Cut the salmon into serving pieces.
  3. Cut onion into wedges, peppers into chunks, and leek, carrot and squash into slices.
  4. Mix the olive oil, thyme, oregano and vegetables in a bowl and pour the mixture into an 
ovenproof dish.
  5. Drizzle a couple of tablespoons of water over the vegetables and place the salmon slices on top.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake in oven for about 35 minutes.
  8. Serve with light sour cream.

Hot tip! You can vary the vegetables and herbs as desired. Try to add some sweet chili sauce, soy sauce or lemon juice to the fish to give it a fresh new taste.

Hot tip! Give the food fun-packed names like «Ninja salmon» and «princess fish», making healthy food more tempting for little ones!

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Marit Bjørgens salmon in taco shells (4 servings – 20 min)

Ingredients:

  • 400 g skin- and boneless salmon filletshutterstock_160005845
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Spices dip:

  • 1 dl light sour cream
  • 1 dl mayonnaise
  • 0,5 tsp mustard
  • 0,5 tsp lemon juice
  • 0,5 tsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper

Garnish:

  • 8 taco shells
  • 50 g cheese, grated
  • mixed salad

 

How to:

  1. Cut the salmon fillet into thin slices and fry in canola oil for about 1 minute on each side.
  2. Lay aside and sprinkle with taco seasoning and chopped cilantro.
    Spice dip
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the dip, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add more taco seasoning if you want more flavor.
    Garnish
  5. Heat the taco shells according to the instructions on the package.
  6. Place grated cheese, lettuce and spice dips in bowls for serving.
  7. Fill taco shells with grated cheese, lettuce and spice dips, and top it with the fried
salmon rods.

Hot tip! Since taco seasoning contains salt, you do not need extra salt on the salmon.

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Homemade nigiri sushi with salmon (Serves 4 – 45 min)

Ingredients:

  • 250 g Salma salmonshutterstock_297786917
  • 800 g sushi rice
  • 0,5 dl rice vinegar
  • 3 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • wasabi
  • pickled ginger
  • soy sauce

How to:

  1. Cook rice according to the instructions on the package. Mix rice vinegar, salt and sugar in a bowl and stir until everything is dissolved. Slowly, pour the liquid over the rice and stir gently. The rice should be sticky.
  2. 
With a sharp knife, cut 2-3 mm thin slices of salmon. Use your fingers to add some wasabi to each slice.
  3. Wet your hands and place a slice of fishin your left hand. Take an appropriate amount of rice in your right hand and squeeze into an oval rice pillow. Place the rice on the fish.
  4. With your left thumb, gently pinch the middle of the rice. Then press the sides of the sushi with your right thumb and forefinger. Finally, press with two fingers on top of the sushi to clamp it firmly.
  5. Turn the nigiri sushi so the  fish faces upwards, and press with two fingers on top of the sushi.
Press the sides of the sushi with two fingers and serve.

Hot tip! 
Demanding children to eat something they do not like, is rarely positive for their appetite. Instead, 
you should  request that they have a small taste! Preferably every time a dish is served, and suddenly one day they will enjoy it!

Möller’s Omega-3 fish is at least one fish you can be sure your little ones will enjoy. These are small jelly fish with a tasty fruit flavor, which ensures that  your child gets vitamin D, in addition to healthy fatty acids from fish.

 



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