Seafood is rich in vitamins and nutrients, and a healthy addition to any diet. Like many healthy foods, however, it can be difficult to get kids to eat seafood. Check out the following recipes, which are as delicious as they are nutritious, and give your kids the many benefits that seafood provides without struggling to convince them to eat.
This recipe is quick and simple, perfect for busy week nights. Take any mild white fish and marinate it with lime juice, garlic, cumin, and a dash of chili powder for at least fifteen minutes. While its marinating, cut up some red cabbage and onion, toss with shredded cilantro and some more lime juice, and then salt and pepper to taste. Take the fish out of the fridge and place it on the grill for two to three minutes per side until the fish is opaque. Shred the fish and place the meat into the center of a warmed tortilla, topped with the slaw, and enjoy! The entire process should only take around twenty-five minutes, most of that time is spent marinating the fish. You can also marinate the fish in the morning or night before, so you can just place the fish on the grill and make the slaw.
Sesame Shrimp and Noodles
Pasta is a perennial kid-pleaser, and this shrimp dish is no different. Mix together orange marmalade, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red wine vinegar, plus some ground ginger, and toss the shrimp in the sauce. Broil the shrimp until they’re opaque, and then toss with thin noodle spaghetti for a quick meal bursting with flavor. Serve with a side of garlic bread or top with crunchy rice noodles for a fun texture. The meal only takes 15 – 20 minutes to cook, perfect for week nights or busy weekends! It also reheats wonderfully, making it a great leftover lunch to bring to the office or pack up for school.
This dish is made in individual sized portions and is a favorite with the young and young at heart. Instead of a traditional crust, use 10 inch tortillas brushed with garlic butter, which makes each pizza its own portion. A variety of cheese, including parmesan and six-cheese Italian blend, are complemented by diced tomatoes and julienned basil instead of traditional pizza sauce, a fun and healthy spin on normal pizza. Topping off the whole thing is delicious shredded lobster. If you aren’t sure where to get lobster, consider cooking your own with the Lobster Place Live Lobster Kit, which has everything you need. Make sure to drain the tomatoes well before placing them on the pizza, or else the tortilla crust will get soggy.
Healthy and delicious, seafood is a great way to get your kids the essential nutrients and vitamins they need, while eliminating unhealthy foods from their diet and starting good eating habits early. The above three recipes are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.