The cold and wet side of winter is here, the snow is falling and everyone is looking for ways to keep warm. After a hard day of snowball fights, snowman making and sledging everyone wants to settle down to a hearty warming meal, so why not give them something that warms their body as well as doing them some good. With fish being a good source of omega 3 it’s the perfect ingredient for those long winter nights. These meals are not only filling and warming but they also provide those nutrients that your kids need to help them develop.
With omega 3 being helpful for every part of your body – from your heart to your brain and from your stomach to your skin, it is clearly an important part of your diet and if your kids refuse to eat it, why not tempt them with a few delicious dishes?
Chargrilled tuna with oregano oil and beautifully dressed peas and broad beans is a perfect warming lunch to keep those chills away. Though if this is a bit too adventurous for the kids, well grab some fish and vegetables and try making your own fish fingers, there are plenty of healthy recipes out there, or just grab some from the freezer!
Fish and chips has always been a firm family favourite and although a trip to the chip shop may be the easy option, it’s not necessarily the most healthy, so why not rustle up your own version either frying the fish in a pan, or for an even healthier variation bake it in a foil parcel with green beans or mange tout.
For a warm and comforting meal why not try a fish pie, bursting with omega 3 as well as being flavourful, this can be packed with all your favourite seafood. Or why not turn your hand to a fish stew, a meal full of vitamins and essential oils that the whole family will love.
With so many delicious options available it’s easy to turn the simple fish into a sumptuous meal that the whole family will love and one that is also amazingly good for them!
By Amanda Wallis