October is National Seafood Month! MyPlate encourages us to eat seafood twice a week. It is full of nutrients and may help prevent heart disease. For ideas on eating more seafood, check out the tips below.
If you’re having difficulty convincing your kids to enjoy seafood, seafoodnutrition.org has a few ideas:
- Pair it with something familiar. An entire plate of new or unfamiliar foods may be overwhelming to a child. Pair a new seafood recipe with food they already love, and you’ll have more luck getting them to try it.
- Put it on YOUR plate. Kids like to do what their parents are doing. If you are open to trying new dishes, they will be more open to trying it, too.
- Add a dipping sauce. Most kids love to dip. Providing a dip they enjoy may convince them to eat seafood with a little dunk.
- Crust it. Adding breadcrumbs to seafood can appeal to kids. The crispy, crunch of cooked breadcrumbs may be just what your kids need to give it a try.
- Don’t force it. If your kids don’t want to try it, encourage them without forcing them. Kids often need to be exposed to a new food a few times before they are willing to jump on board.
I had some tilapia left over from a recipe I made awhile back. To use it up I tried Tilapia Tacos.
The slaw makes the perfect addition to the grilled tilapia. It gives you a serving of veggies and adds a delightful crunch. Enjoy!
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