Our Top 6 Brain-Boosting Seafood Recipes for Back to School - Dish on Fish
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Our Top 6 Brain-Boosting Seafood Recipes for Back to School

Happy Sunday, friends! We know that many of you (and your little seafoodies) are either back in school or preparing to head back after the Labor Day holiday. It’s important to start off the new school season strong, with new notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, and our personal favorite: brain food.

As we’ve talked about on the blog before, seafood is full of the brain-boosting nutrients such as Omega-3s. Since half of our brain and eyes are comprised of the omega-3 DHA, it’s essential for young children to consume DHA regularly for optimal development in these areas. Additionally, these nutrients may help increase our brain matter as we age, which is important for processing information, memories, and emotions.

To help you and your family fuel up before the new school year, we rounded up a few of our favorite brain-boosting seafood recipes below. In addition to seafood, each of these recipes also contains another brain-healthy ingredient. Talk about a winner, winner, top notch seafood dinner!

Pro tip: If it’s a struggle getting your child to try seafood, be sure to check our tips and tricks for turning your picky eater into a seafoodie here.

Lightened Honey Walnut Shrimp

We’re nutty for this scrumptious shrimp dish! Walnuts are a great source of the brain-boosting nutrients vitamin B12 and B6, as well as omega-3s.

lightened honey walnut shrimp

Source: Fearless Food RD

Get the recipe here.

Spinach & Salmon Mac ’n’ Cheese

The classic kid favorite gets a boost with the addition of brain-friendly salmon and spinach.

Spinach and Salmon Mac and Cheese

Source: KJ & Company

Get the recipe here.

Garlic Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus

Packed with nutrients like folate and omega-3s and easy to throw together on a school night, this salmon dinner gets an A+.

Garlic Parmesan Salmon and Asparagus

Source: Kim’s Cravings

Get the recipe here.

Pomegranate Orange Glazed Salmon

Two of our favorite antioxidant-rich fruits come together for this gorgeously glazed salmon dish.

Pomegranate Orange Glazed Salmon

Source: Lean Green Nutrition Fiend

Get the recipe here.

Avocado Ranch Tuna Salad

Give your kids a midday brain boost with this tasty twist on a traditional tuna salad sandwich.

Avocado Ranch Tuna Salad

Source: Lemons + Zest

Get the recipe here.

Stovetop Tuna Orzo Casserole with Broccoli

This brain-fueling tuna noodle casserole can be on the table in just 30 minutes. Perfect after a long day of school or work!

Stovetop Tuna Orzo Casserole with Broccoli

Source: The Kitchn

Get the recipe here.

 

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