16 Healthy Fish Recipes Even Your Picky Kids Will Eat

Maybe you’re dialing back on the chicken and ground beef in the name of sustainability. Or you’ve promised to cook fish once a week because it’s so darn healthy. But you’ve got a persnickety kid whose middle name might as well be Nugget and who will only touch fish if it’s shaped like a stick. No worries, friend. These 16 healthy fish recipes will satisfy the entire fam and appease your picky eater.

30 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Recipes the Whole Table Will Enjoy

1. Crispy Baked Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

When in doubt, wrap it in a corn tortilla and call it a day.

2. Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Tilapia is like the gateway for future fish-eaters. It’s mild and tender, and when coated in Parmesan, it’s pretty hard to resist.

3. Bacon-wrapped Black Cod With Spinach And Capers

Bacon? Check. A crowd-pleasing firm white fish? Double check. Ready in 40 minutes? You can see where we’re going…

4. Honey-mustard Sheet Pan Salmon

You’ll love the minimal amount of cleanup. They’ll love the honey-mustard glaze.

5. Baked Fish And Chips

Sometimes nothing else will do, so we gave this classic a lightened-up makeover by skipping the deep fryer.

6. Grilled Fish Tacos With Pineapple-mango Salsa

There’s something about the combination of sweet and savory that always has kids coming back for more.

7. Sheet-pan Miso-glazed Fish With Broccoli And Coconut Rice

The secret to winning over a picky eater is umami-rich miso paste. The caramelized, sweet roasted broccoli doesn’t hurt either.

8. Baked Sesame-ginger Salmon In Parchment

If you’ve got 30 minutes, you’ve got enough time to win everyone over with this easy dish. The honey-ginger-soy marinade is, as some would say, the bee’s knees.

9. Baked Lemon Butter Tilapia

You had them at “lemon butter.” You had us at “ready in 20 minutes.”

10. Salmon Burgers

If you don’t say anything, they might not even notice they’re made of salmon. And if they do, just smile and nod.

11. Panko-crusted Fish With Tzatziki

Crispy, herby fish meets cool cucumber yogurt sauce. (Dealing with a sauce hater? Serve it in a separate bowl.)

12. Baked Lemon Cod

Once again, the proof is in the pudding: Cod and lemon make a great team.

13. Broiled Miso Cod With Vegetables

Any vegetable will work here, so pick their favorites. The marinade is sweet and salty and sure to please.

14. Fish Taco Salad

Put out a spread of toppings and let everyone build their own bowl with their favorites.

15. One-pan Roasted Salmon With Potatoes And Romaine

Anything can be french fries and chicken tenders if you have the right mindset.

16. Simple Hoisin Glazed Salmon

Hoisin is about to dethrone ketchup as the most-loved condiment in your fridge. Just watch.

Katherine Gillen

Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...
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