Maya Feller is a registered dietitian nutritionist, cookbook author and a seafood lover. She created a series of seafood recipes her kids love.
One of the healthiest things your kids can eat is seafood. The problem is, getting them to try it isn’t always easy. Here’s a really simple tip that could have your kids eating seafood before you know it. Just add it to foods your kids already love – like pasta.
Here’s a great recipe for fish pasta. We are using fresh white fish with a mild flavor. Most white fish is cooked the same way, so buy what you can find at your local retailer that’s in your price point – cod, haddock, Alaska pollock, and grouper are just some examples. But, if you don’t have access to fresh or frozen fish fillets, it can be done with canned tuna, as well! The great thing about this recipe is that by poaching the fish in the tomato sauce, it virtually disappears and kids won’t even know the fish is in there. (Note, in the photo, there was additional fish added to the top of the dish to show it was fish pasta.)
I get all of my seafood from our neighborhood fish market, where I know the seafood is fresh and they have a sustainable sourcing policy. We’ve gotten to know the guys at the seafood counter, where we can ask questions and get tips on how to cook fish.
**In place of rigatoni, you can use chickpea pasta, Bionaturae gluten-free pasta, or quinoa pasta.