Easy ways to boost your families Omega-3 intake

Tassal’s Switch Up Your Diet Report commissioned via YouGov found that nine in ten (93%) of Australian parents with children under 18 years believe it is important for their kids to have fish in their diet.

We also know that fewer than 20% of Aussies get nowhere near enough Omega-3’s in their diet, which means that many of us, including our kids stand to benefit from eating a whole lot more Omega-3 rich fish such as Tassal Tassie Salmon. The key to boosting our intake of Omega-3 rich fish is to strike a balance between budget friendly options and meals the whole family will also enjoy.

We have been busy working to create some exciting NEW products that we know you will love! We are thrilled to introduce you to our latest range of family friendly flavorsome meal options increase your weekly Omega-3 intake.

Below are a range of easy ways to boost your families Omega-3 intake, while ticking the box on taste with quick and easy meals.

Make your own sushi

Kids love sushi – most likely thanks to the bite sized pieces and bright colours. Kids also love to make sushi and we know that the more kids are involved in food preparation, the more likely it is they will eat what they have prepared. This means that incorporating more Omega-3 rich salmon into your week can be as simple as ordering sushi for lunch occasionally, or even better, get the whole family involved in making your own sushi with a variety of brightly coloured ingredients options including smoked or cooked salmon fillets, avocado, grated vegetables and fibre rich black and brown rice.

Enjoy it at breakfast

Relying on the same foods to increase Omega-3 intake on multiple occasions each week is tricky, so having the option of spreading them out over different meals makes things a whole lot easier. When it comes to breakfast, the good news is that smoked salmon is a perfect accompaniment to many breakfast favourites and is an easy way for the family to get another serve of Omega-3’s.

Some of our favourite breakfast meals include poached eggs, corn fritters, breakfast bagel and green breakfast bowl.

Enjoy a family BBQ

It goes without saying that there are few things as tasty as foods cooked and enjoyed at a good old Aussie BBQ! Our new Tassal Tassie Salmon burgers are a great delicious and nutritious alternative. As well as our new Tassal Diced Tassie Salmon is perfect for the BBQ – to make salmon skewers or salmon kebabs! Three options that we know your kids will love to eat and help prepare.

Switch up your favourite pasta

A simple pasta meal is not only a family favourite, but also a quick and easy meal to prepare. Simply add our Tassal Diced Tassie Salmon instead of ham or chicken with the family’s favourite pesto or creamy sauce. Another tasty mid-week meal that can be prepared in minutes and ticks the box of a healthy intake of Omega-3’s.

Meals your kids want to eat 

Any parent knows that there are meals that kids devour in minutes, and then there are meals that you literally have to beg them to eat. A simple way to help increase your kids weekly fish intake is by incorporating it into their favourite meals. Think our Salmon burgers with your little one’s favourite vegetables, salmon schnitzels covered in a crumb, smoked salmon on homemade pizza or a colourful stir fry using Diced Tassie Salmon.

 

Looking for easy Omega-3 bursting family friendly salmon recipes? Check out our favourite recipes using Tassal Salmon below.

  • Salmon burger with slaw here
  • Honey sesame salmon here
  • Smoked salmon and asparagus tart here
  • Salmon with mashed potato and peas here
  • Hot Smoked salmon with brown rice here
  • Diced Salmon panko dippers here