We’ve been eating a TON of fish lately, especially salmon! It’s a good thing our household loves salmon and our bodies THRIVE off those healthy fish omegas! But not everyone would agree. I know many and adults (and their kids) who are afraid to try fish or turn their nose up at it even though fish SUPER HEALTHY for you. Their reasoning is that they either don’t know how to cook fish, think it’s too complicated, or just can’t stand the taste and/or smell. I guess I don’t blame them. If you try a “fishy” fish, it’s hard to keep trying other fish. But here’s a tip, quality fish should be FRESH and not smell that fishy.
And quality fish is even HEALTHIER for you because it’s higher in omega-3 fatty acids, referred to as alpha-linolenic, EPA, and DHA.
These omegas-3 fatty acids are especially crucial for kids! Research has shown that kids who consumed Omega-3 fatty acids had an increase in cognitive function. Which basically means it improved their focus and brain health. Yes, that’s a MUST for those kiddos! (source).
That being said, how the heck do we get the whole family on the healthy fish eating train? Well, we get creative and bring out the “healthy” comfort food. Healthy comfort food like salmon baked bean burritos!
And to make it more fun, we make the burritos into “bowls,” because let’s face it, BOWLS are so popular right and easier to eat out of.
This healthy kid friendly fish dish is super easy to make and can feed a crowd. Preparation of the ingredients can be made easier and quicker using the right kitchen tools. You can use wild caught canned salmon (if you have a fear of cooking fish) or use fresh salmon. When you bake the salmon with all the other wonderful mexican flavors, you can barely taste the fish yet you get all it’s health perks. It’s a win win for the whole family!
Salmon is our key omega source in this baked bean burrito bowl dish and it deserves a little more bragging.
WHAT MAKES Salmon SO HEALTHY?
- Low in mercury
- High in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, as mentioned above. Which has tremendous heart and brain health benefits.
- Cold water fish – higher in good fats, which can lower blood pressure and improve overall blood cholesterol levels.
- Rich in nutrients like Vitamin B12
Okay fish phobia families, what do you think? Will you give this Easy and Healthy Salmon Baked Bean Burrito bowl a try?
Let me know if you do!
More kid friendly Fish and Seafood recipes for you to try!