This amazing brain food, when given to kids at least once a week, can make them smarter and sleep better, says this study!
Brain food for kids: Guidelines for parents
Fish is a good source of protein and “healthy” fat.
When choosing fish for kids, keep in mind that, though some are high in good ol’ omega-3s, others can have a high mercury content, which can cause brain and nerve damage in young kids.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against feeding young kids shark, swordfish, and tilefish, as these types of predatory fish may have a high mercury content.
Examples of fish that are low in mercury are: canned light tuna, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, salmon, cod, and catfish.
Brain food fish recipes to try!
“Introducing the taste early makes it more palatable,” Jennifer Pinot-Martin, one of the study’s researchers tells TLC. “It really has to be a concerted effort.”
Once your baby is six months old, they can be started on solids. This includes mashed fish. But you must first make sure that they don’t have any allergies to certain fish. Also, check the fish very carefully for bones as these can pose a chocking hazard.
Salmon eggy fried rice
This is no doubt a comfort food for adults and kids alike. Not only is it easy to whip up for dinner, it’s super delicious, too. You can find the full recipe here!
Fish cake fingers
Not only is this recipe delicious, you can make preparing it a bonding experience. It’s just perfect for parents and kids. You can find the full recipe here.
Easy fish pie
This potato-fish pie is buttery and cheesy. Best of all it can keep for more than one meal time! Find out how to whip this up here.
Hoisin mackerel pancakes
This sweet and savoury assemble-it-yourself dish is a treat for kids and kids at heart. You can find the full recipe here.
Chub and atlantic mackerel are low in mercury, while king mackerel has a high mercury content.
Do you have any go-to fish recipes for the whole family? Share them with us below!
Republished with permission from: theAsianParent Singapore