Love salmon but having trouble getting your family to love it as well? Just one bad experience can turn a child off of healthy seafood forever. Salmon is a great choice for diabetics, and this salmon recipe for diabetics is delicious and healthy kid-friendly recipes.
Like any other lean meat, it has zero carbohydrates, heart healthy oils and very low fat. Even recipes for salmon sauces can be made with substitute sugars for diabetics.
Why eat salmon?
Salmon is brain food and packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are not produced naturally by the body – you have to get them in your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, are thought to lower triglycerides and help with rheumatoid arthritis and depression.
Australian dietary guidelines recommend we eat two or more servings of fish per week. You’ll get your whole daily Omega-3 requirements from just two serves a week. Salmon is really easy to prepare and as fast – if not faster – to cook than chicken or beef. You can steam it, pan fry it, poach in stock, bake it in foil or baking paper or just grill it.
Ways to get my kids to eat salmon?
Kids love salmon because it has a mild flavor and goes perfectly with sweet sauces like Teriyaki and Hoisin. Smoked salmon is the perfect partner for creamy pasta dishes and you don’t even have to cook it – you can just stir it through. It’s fast and simple. Tinned salmon is a great pantry staple and you can team it with potatoes to make perfect kid-sized fish cakes. It’s a really versatile type of fish without being too fishy.
Salmon is a busy mom’s best friend. Try these salmon recipes for a healthy and easy meal that kids will actually eat.
Kid Friendly Salmon
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 tbls. vegetable oil
1 tbls. Splenda brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. salmon fillet cut into four pieces (individually frozen salmon is great for this!)
In a small baking dish, combine the soy sauce, oil, brown sugar and garlic; mix well. Place salmon in the baking dish, coating with sauce mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat grill or broiler (both work equally well). Grill (or broil) over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
For more family-friendly recipes for diabetics, check out our free healthy diabetic diet plan.