A common problem for families with young children is planning meals that both adults and kids will love. It can be a challenge to find nutritious meal options for the picky eaters in your household. Because U.S. farm-raised catfish has such a mild flavor, cooking healthy meals for picky eaters has the potential to be much easier!
Why You Should Try Using Catfish in Kid’s Meals
Catfish has plenty of health benefits that are essential for kids such as high levels of B-12 vitamin and neurological health benefits. Catfish also improves skin health and nerve growth while increasing energy production.
Additionally, catfish is low in calories and packed with minerals, protein, and omegas 3 and 6. When you have a picky eater on your hands, it’s important to find food choices that are relatively mild in flavor and nutritious, and U.S. farm-raised catfish fits the bill for both.
Family-Friendly Catfish Meals
Traditional and Oven-Fried Catfish
As far as prepping catfish for your picky eater, simplicity is key. Simple meals like fried catfish nuggets and fries are a popular choice among picky children. Not only is the meal mild in flavor, but it’s also customizable for parents as well.
For those who would like to avoid fried food, you can get the same “feel” of fried catfish by oven frying your fish. Oven-frying is not only much healthier for you, but for those kids with sensitive stomachs, oven-fried foods are easier on the digestive system.
Another simple idea for picky eaters is catfish sticks. Frying or pan searing is the way to go for this meal. For kids, catfish sticks are the equivalent to something as simple as chicken tenders. Depending on the method of cooking, catfish sticks are easy to prepare and low in calories.
This dish pairs well with most vegetables, which is ideal for preparing a healthy kid-friendly lunch or dinner. For the adults, making this meal a bit more sophisticated is easy – try pairing it with our fresh mango salsa! Easy to prepare and freedom to create your favorite flavors? Catfish sticks are bound to become a family favorite.
Family Friendly and Available at Your Local Grocery Store
Cooking meals for picky eaters doesn’t always have to be difficult or time consuming. Choosing a protein that picky eaters will enjoy can be difficult because of the rich flavors of certain meats. There are ways to make sure your kids are happy and getting the nutritional benefits they need, while also customizing these simple meals and making them adult friendly. Ask for U.S. farm-raised Heartland Catfish at your local grocery store to try our fresh and frozen products.