Kids love the mild taste, moms love the convenience!
Waterloo, ON—Now that life has returned back to normal: work, school, kids, it’s time to fall into a healthy dinnertime routine again.
And according to a Heart and Stroke Foundation report on children’s health earlier this month, there’s no better time than now to create a curriculum of nutritious home-cooked meals. Childhood obesity rates have tripled in the past 25 years and 24 per cent of children eat junk food more than twice per week. And, a whopping 94 per cent of Ontarians think that it’s common for children to be overweight and obese.
Problem is, at a time when we need better eating habits, we’re also more time-starved than ever. The good news is there are many healthy, easy-to-prepare foods. This is one time when you are allowed to cheat: it just has to look like you spent a long time in the kitchen. Even better, why not engage the kids in the kitchen by having them help out? Simple, foolproof recipes are an easy place to start.
Think kids don’t like fish? Think again. It’s usually the flaky texture and fishy taste kids turn their noses up at, but this catfish has a thick, meaty flesh and, because it’s top-fed on floating grains, it has none of that tell-tale fishiness.
These days parents are the students when it comes to sustainability. So your children may already know that U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish lands on the ‘best choice’ lists of environmental groups like the Endangered Fish Alliance, SeaChoice, Audubon Society and Monterey Bay Aquarium.
U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish scores an ‘A’ in environmentalism, taste and ease of cooking. That kind of academic record is only natural, because, after all, fish do swim in schools!
Baked Cinnamon Chipotle Catfish is a sweet-with-a-bit-of-heat dish that will make kids ask for seconds, and Baked Catfish Provençal is a fast, tasty dinner that goes great over whatever pasta is in the cupboard. So instead of reaching for the take-out menu this week, try these simple family recipes.