Maya Feller is a registered dietitian nutritionist, cookbook author and a seafood lover. She created a series of seafood recipes her kids love.
Like all moms, I want my kids to eat more nutritious seafood. The challenge is getting them to try it in the first place. Here’s a tip that works for me and will for you, too. Let your kids help make the new food you want them to try. Here’s a recipe for onigiri – rice balls stuffed with veggies or protein – a fun way to get your kids involved in the kitchen.
I’m seeing more of my friends’ kids like sushi. This is a fun and easy way to try it at home – and you can make it with baked fish or vegetarian with fun fruits and vegetables to please different taste buds in the family. Onigiri is one of my son’s favorite foods & this is a fun dish to get everyone involved. Kids are more inclined to try new foods if they helped make it!
- Make the rice ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator. That will significantly reduce cooking time for this recipe.
- To save even more time, try smoked salmon or even canned salmon.
- For the vegetarian onigiri version, feel free to cut strips of your favorite vegetables – and even fruit. Red pepper and mango both make great filling.