It's always a challenge to get the offspring to eat well. You're desperate to not let them eat junk all the time but healthy meals just never go down well.
Well we’ve rounded up 20 omega-3 packed kids’ fish recipes the kids will definitely eat to get some vitamins in them without the fuss that usually goes along with it.
From homemade fish fingers to fun fish cakes, we’ve got lots of delicious and easy dinner winners to make for the little ones.
If your child is a little fussy when it comes to dinner time, never fear! These simple meals are sure to convert them. With fun designs, bright colours and lots of imagination you will have your kids eating healthy fish in no time.
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480 cals per portion
These homemade crispy cod nuggets with sweet potato wedges is a low calorie meal for the whole family. You can swap the cod for other fish instead like haddock or salmon.
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The kids will love Annabel Karmel's salmon fishcakes, made with ketchup, mayo and mash, and coated in Shredded Wheat and Parmesan. Just follow our easy video recipe.
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Filled with crispy homemade fish burgers and crunchy lettuce, these wraps are a fun way to get your kids to enjoy fish.
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Making homemade salmon fish cakes is really easy with spuds, lemon, and parsley. Delicious served with salad, ketchup and chips.
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These bites look just like chicken nuggets but they're filled with nutrient-rich fish fillets instead. Serve with a flavoursome dip and watch them fly off the plate.
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These cod and pea bites are great finger food at parties, but you can also make them for dinner with chips or wedges and peas. Haddock fillet works just as well.
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A firm family favourite, and we can see why. Flakes of tuna, juicy
sweetcorn and a crunchy cheese top provide flavour and texture by the
load! Ideal when you have a big crowd to feed and an empty fridge as it
can be made almost entirely from cupboard ingredients.
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goodtoknow user Abi loves this healthy pea and salmon tagliatelle. 'This recipe was lovely. Just make sure you don't make the sauce too runny. My family loved it.'
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Do your kids love a mild curry? These chunky pieces of fish, coated in a rich and creamy tandoori sauce, are delicious and perfect with rice or naan for a filling and healthy dinner.
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Kids will love Rachel Allen's pink salmon fish fingers with the homemade tomato dip. Haddock and cod also work well - serve with chips, spuds or peas.
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Try the Hairy Bikers' macaroni cheese with a twist. The soft and sweet crayfish gives the pasta an added savoury burst and the kids will love finding them hidden amongst their pasta.
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Who doesn't love a good pancake? Fun to make, and even more fun to eat, these smoky fish parcels are a great recipe to get the kids to help make. Why not ask them to weigh out all the pancake ingredients? They'll love eating it even more if they've helped!
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Mix haddock with other white fish fillets and lemon and capers to make
these tasty fish burgers. Delicious with crusty bread, tartare sauce and
salad - who said burgers had to be made with meat?
Get the recipe: Fast fish burgers
Coley, pollock and lemon sole all work equally well in these fish tacos if your kids prefer white fish. With a delicious, fruit, sweet and sour salsa, these tacos are a fun and colourful build-it-yourself supper.
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Nothing beats a classic fish and chips on a Friday night. If you fancy making your own, we’ve got plenty of variations to try. You could try cooking them in the oven or even spicing your fish up a bit.
Classic fish and chips
Try these healthier alternatives which take under an hour to rustle up, much quicker than driving to the chippie and hanging around in the queue!
- Classic fish and chips recipe
- Slimming World’s fish and chips recipe
- Oven baked fish and chips recipe
- Masala fish and chips recipe
Classic fish and chips sides:
Everyone loves pizza, especially kids, and this tuna and tomato classic calzone recipe couldn't be easier - this recipe even teaches you how to make your own dough!
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Celeb chef Gordon Ramsay's baked Lemon sole fish goujons are even tastier with his recipe for homemade tomato salsa with avocado, lime, red onion and coriander.
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The creamy cheesy flavours and filling potatoes in this warming fish pie will quickly make this recipe a family favourite. Add sweetcorn for extra sweetness and crunch.
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You'll need to do a bit of prep to make these Mini fish pie faces but it's a fun way to get the kids to eat fish. Buy ready-made chilled mash for a speedier dinner.
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Kids will love the delicious cheesy topping in this creamy cod rarebit with Edam recipe, great with mash and peas. You can also use haddock instead of cod.
Get the recipe: Creamy cod rarebit with Edam