Healthy Fish Tacos

Healthy fish tacos

 

A lot of mums I talk to don’t bother cooking much fish because at least one person in the family doesn’t like it which is a real shame because fish provides the family with a bucket load of nutrition. These healthy fish tacos are a great way to encourage everyone in the family to eat more fish.

Fish is a fantastic source of protein, great for growing bodies and for keeping us fuller for longer. Fish is the best source of omega 3 fats available to us which is important for our brain and nervous system growth and function. Fish is also rich in the minerals iodine, selenium and zinc, all important for thyroid function and our children’s general health.

So don’t give up on fish. Try serving it to your family in different ways, be creative.

These healthy fish tacos are a winner with my family. You can use any fish you like really so go for whatever looks good at your local fish market.

I have put together a free printable for you summarising the important things to know about fish intake and omega 3 for kids. I have included this healthy fish taco recipe in the printable too!

Healthy Fish tacos

Fish Tacos
Serves 4
Ingredients
Fish
3-4 white fish or salmon fillets, cubed (snapper or ling work well)
2 tablespoons dill, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
coconut oil for cooking
Salsa
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 red capsicum, chopped
1 large avocado, chopped
2 T dill, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
2 apricots, chopped (use sulphur free dried apricots if fresh apricots are not in season)
1/2 t cumin
pinch of salt
Yoghurt
1/2 cup thick natural yoghurt
1/2 clove garlic, crushed
2 T dill
Cos lettuce to serve

Method
Marinade the fish in the dill and lemon for 5-10 minutes. Then pan fry the fish in coconut oil for a couple of minutes until cooked.
Mix together all salsa ingredients in a bowl and yoghurt ingredients in another bowl.
Assemble ‘tacos’ in cos lettuce leaves, salmon, salsa, top with yoghurt wrap and enjoy.

Fish tacos 2

Aren’t these photos gorgeous! They are the work of the very talented Kristin from Mamacino who has photographed my Fish taco recipe beautifully!

 

I have put together a free printable for you summarising the important things to know about fish intake and omega 3 for kids. I have included this healthy fish taco recipe in the printable too!

5 Comments

  1. Healthy dinner ideas - Energetic Mamas on May 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    […] I made these fish taco’s the other night and my 8 year old exclaimed “YES, lettuce taco’s” when I served them up! You can make the salsa with any ingredients you have in the fridge and they are lovely and fresh for hot summer nights. Get the recipe here […]

  2. Teresa O'Malley on February 3, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Great Article! Will be making your fish tacos tonight!

    • Teresa O'Malley on February 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      I’m referring to your Omega 3 for kids article – super important! 🙂

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