3 Ways To Get Your Children Into Seafood

Are you struggling to get your little ones into eating fish? We’ve all been there and it’s important to find ways around it. Fish is packed with essential Omega-3s our children’s brains need to flourish. For anyone struggling to get the little ones into eating fish, we’ve come up with 3 ways to help nudge them in the right direction.

 

 1: Play it cool and ease them into it

Studies have shown that many kids won’t try a new food unless they’ve seen it 10- 15 times (that’s not an exaggeration!). If your child refuses to eat fish on the first attempt, don’t be disheartened. It’ll take them a few more times to warm up to it. Start by serving fish a couple times of week without pressuring them to eat it. Trust that all the humming and hawing from the rest of the family will eventually do the trick. It’s only a matter of time until they’re curious to know what they’re missing out on.

 

2: Let them build their own meals

Kids love being hands on, take advantage of that and let them build their own meals or choosing food from a selection of offerings. This is a great way for them to feel in charge and give them a sense of independence. Spread out cooked fish fillets along with some fresh buns, wraps, lettuce, cheese, carrot, tomato and beetroot. It’s normal for them to create a horrendous mess, but at least they have fun on fish night!

 

3: Using fish in their favourite meals

Be it substituting or mixing, this is an awesome way to sneak fish into their diet. For example, if your kids love Macaroni Cheese – slipping a little Salmon or Tuna in the mix is an easy way to make sure they’re getting their weekly Omega-3 needs. If Macaroni Cheese doesn’t cut it, then you can’t go wrong with a classic fish pie or spaghetti and (fish) meatballs. There’s countless ways to be creative here, have fun with it!

Al Reckons

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