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10 Healthy Fish Recipes for Kids


Break out of the dreaded dinner rut with these ten kid-pleasing, flavorful fish recipes.

colorful fish recipes with vegetables

Fish is incredibly nutritious. And it tastes good, too! If you’re feeling a little blah at the thought of facing another chicken dinner, here are a few good reasons to swap fish into the meal rotation soon:

Eating fish is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. It’s high in protein, minerals, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Fish can lessen childhood asthma, and improve sleep and memory. It even positively influences brain health and development… including that of babies in the womb!

All this is to say that fish is an excellent food for kids (and their parents) who want to be healthy, happy, and super smart. Add a serving of fish to your family’s meal plan this week. We brought the recipes! Scroll on.

10-Minute Instant Pot Salmon (from frozen!)

instant pot salmon with brown rice and green beans

Here’s a super-fast main dish that’s filled with healthy omega-3 fatty acids and fresh herbs. Cook your sides ahead of time… the salmon cooks so fast you’ll need a head start.

Coconut Crusted White Fish with Carrots

white fish with mango salsa and carrots

This nutritious, tropical-tasting recipe is one of our most popular fish recipes in the Prepear app. The crispy coating and sweet mango salsa might prove a big enticement for kids who are learning to like fish.

Kid-Friendly Salmon Bean Burrito Bowls

healthy bowl of fish, beans, rice and lime

It’s a burrito in a bowl! And filled with nutritious salmon and beans. This recipe lets you take a shortcut with canned salmon if you like.

Grilled Potato and Salmon Packs

salmon grill packet with potatoes peppers and corn

Kids love to get their own personal foil pack full of tasty food. Serve up these tender salmon fillets and veggies at your next grill night.

One-Pot Jambalaya for Kids

jambalaya in a yellow bowl

Satisfy meat-lovers and seafood-lovers with this simple (really), veggie-packed Jambalaya. Shrimp has a slightly different nutrient profile than finned fishes, but it’s still a healthy seafood rich in protein and minerals.

Homemade Fish Sticks

fish sticks in the shape of a face with broccoli

If you’re used to serving this classic kid-food from the freezer, you have to try this homemade version. Tip: double or even triple the recipe. You’ll be glad you did.

White Fish Tacos

white fish tacos with avocado salsa and pineapple

Crispy fish tacos? Yes please! Freshen up Taco Tuesday with tender, nourishing, southwestern-spiced pieces of fish. Let picky eaters choose their own toppings, family style.

Parmesan Baked Fish

Delicate flounder is topped with crunchy Parmesan crumbs for a kid-pleasing dinner you can serve in under 30 minutes.

Tuna and White Bean Sandwiches

Pair canned tuna with fiber-rich white beans in this fast packable lunch. Try this for kids who don’t care for mayonnaise.

Almond Crusted Tilapia

A sweet, surprising blend of spices makes this fish recipe into something fresh. Serve it with rice or quinoa and veggies on the side.


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Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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One Pot Jambalaya seems to be the perfect snacks for kids and old people. My grandmother love light snacks with less spices. Thank you for sharing these recipes.

There are a lot of recipes here. last Sunday I have tried a recipe for my kids. They have appreciated me and want to eat new recipe from me. Thank you so much.

I’m glad you mentioned how eating fish can help kids sleep and with their memory. My kids really like seafood so I want to cook more fish to keep them healthy during winter. I’ll be sure to look up more recipes that use fish in a creative and healthy way.