Then head to your local fish monger & pick up a pound of either grey sole, halibut, cod or salmon!
Fish is a great source of Omegas which aids in brain development. Of course they come from other sources, but many families hold off on fish. Why?
Parents fear mercury poisoning, as well as allergic reactions as the main reason for waiting. The fish that I listed above are all low in mercury, and are a great selection that is kid friendly by taste.
Our children eat their fish either breaded (like chicken cutlets), grilled or roasted with olive oil, and sea salt once or twice a week.
As always if your child develops hives, a rash, eczema, or has an allergic reaction, call your pediatrician right, or dial 911.
When purchasing fish always ask which temperature to cook it, as well as ask for how long. I always cut a piece in half to make sure it is fully cooked.
Mom Who Knows Fish Sticks
1 lb of cod or halibut cut it strips
2 eggs or egg whites whisked
1 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs
Extra Virgin olive oil
*You will need 1 bowl, 2 dishes, a fork, cookie sheet, & a spatula.
1.) Preheat the oven to 400*.
2.) In a dish add breadcrumbs, and the eggs in a bowl.
3.) Dip each slice of fish into the egg mixture, then roll in the breadcrumbs & set on a dish.
4.) Drizzle olive oil on a cookie sheet and heat in the oven for 5 minutes on the bottom shelf.
5.) Add fish sticks and place on the bottom rack. Cook for approximately 8 min until golden brown, then flip & place on the top rack for another 8 minutes.
*Each oven and thickness of fish can vary cooking time, so cut the thickest piece in half to check that it is fully cooked through before giving to your children.
Some great sides are string beans, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, baked sweet or mashed potatoes.
Take from a Mom Who always makes a double portion to freeze in parchment paper in a freezer Ziplock for future on the go meals!