20 kids' fish recipes little ones will actually eat

It's the holidays and if you're desperate to not let them eat junk for the next two weeks, we've rounded up 20 omega-3 packed fish recipes they'll definitely eat. If you prefer, you can also use any white fish instead of cod.

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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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Crispy cod nuggets with sweet potato wedges

150 meals under 500 calories

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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Annabel Karmel's salmon fishcakes

Annabel Karmel's salmon fishcakes

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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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Fish burger wraps

Fish burger wraps

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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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Potato and salmon fish cakes

Potato and salmon fish cakes

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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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Crispy fish bites

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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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Cod and pea bites

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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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Tuna pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake

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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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Salmon and pea tagliatelle

Salmon and pea tagliatelle

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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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Tandoori fish bites

Tandoori fish bites

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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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Rachel Allen's salmon fish fingers

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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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Crayfish macaroni cheese

kids' fish recipes

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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Smoky fish pancake parcels

Smoky fish pancake parcels

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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Fast fish burger

Fast fish burger

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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?

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Fish taco

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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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Homemade takeaway fish and chips

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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!

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  • Slimming World’s fish and chips recipe (opens in new tab)
  • Oven baked fish and chips recipe (opens in new tab)
  • Masala fish and chips recipe (opens in new tab)
  • Classic fish and chips sides:

  • Mushy peas recipe (opens in new tab)
  • Curry sauce recipe (opens in new tab)
  • Tartare sauce recipe (opens in new tab)
  • Tuna and tomato calzone

    Tuna and tomato calzone

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    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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    Gordon Ramsay's lemon sole fish goujons

    Gordon Ramsay's lemon sole fish goujons

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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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    Fish pie

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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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    Mini fish pie faces

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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.

    Get the recipe: Mini fish pie faces (opens in new tab)

    Creamy cod rarebit with Edam

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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.

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