Children's food | Salmon bites with sweet potato mash

Dinner is a great meal to eat together as a family. Be inspired by this tasty and nutritious dinner recipe .

Dinner is usually the most social meal of the day for a family, but it's also a great opportunity to provide your children with additional nutrients such as omega 3 fats which are vital for brain development, skin health and many other functions within the body.

This salmon bites recipe is a easy way of disguising salmon for the fussier eaters, whilst still providing all of its goodness.

Ingredients

  • Salmon fillets (one per child)
  • Eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Sweet potato
  • Green beans
  • Lemon
  • Fresh herbs

Steps - salmon bites

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.

2. Chop the salmon into bite size pieces before dipping in whisked egg and breadcrumbs.

3. Place the bites on a tray and spray with olive oil.

4. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.

Tip: Be careful not to overcook as this will dry out the salmon.

5. Let your children finish by sprinkling fresh herbs and squeezing lemon on the bites.

6. Serve it with sweet potato mash and green beans for a filling and nutritious meal.

Tip: To make the sweet potato mash simply chop up the sweet potato into golf ball sized blocks then boil for around 15 minutes, drain and mash.

Nutritional advice

Oily fish such as salmon are a great source of omega three and children should have oily fish at least two times a week.

Offer a rainbow of fruits and vegetables throughout the week so that your child can benefit from the wide range of nutrients that they contain.

Monday 23 November 2015

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