You want to serve fun, nutritious meals, but your kids clamor for pizza and mac & cheese. What’s the solution? You can make nutritious versions of favorite kid-friendly foods. Children love finger food so you can make crunchy taco shells filled with shrimp or fish to replace meat.

All Americans, children included, should consume seafood at least twice a week according to dietary recommendations. “Fish is a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids supporting brain and heart health,”Sylvia Klinger, registered nutritionist and dietitian. “And when you serve it in crunchy tacos with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and guacamole, you’ll give your kids the ‘brain food’ they need without having to endure wrinkled noses.”

A Mexican Fiesta Night is a great way to involve the entire family at your next taco night. Start the night with Mexican music and invite everyone in to make their own fish tacos. Visit the website for more information. www.gortons.comFor a wide range of family-friendly fish and shrimp taco options,

Crunchy Fish Tacos

Yield: 4-6 portions (8-12 tacos).

Cooking and preparation:

20 minutes

1 package Gorton’s fish sticks (11.4oz), popcorn Shrimp (14oz), or tenders (100.6oz).

1 package yellow corn tacoshells (12 ct), warmed

Garnish Suggestions

1 cup chopped lettuce

2 chopped tomatoes

1 cup Mexican mix shredded cheese

1 package taco sauce

Optional Sour Cream Mix

1 1/4-oz Taco Seasoning Mix Package

1/2 cup low-fat sour cream

1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging. As the seafood cooks, prepare toppings for each bowl. Mix together sour cream and mayonnaise with cilantro in a small bowl. Combine well and place in a bowl. Make taco shells and tortillas according the manufacturer’s instructions. To make taco shells and tortillas, add fish sticks, tenders or popcorn shrimp. You can also use optional toppings such as sour cream or a sour cream mixture.