Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fish Sticks

Just to be clear, I dislike seafood, GREATLY! I don't eat shrimp, or salmon, or tilapia. When I became Paleo I realized I liked even fewer varieties than I had previously thought. I didn't actually like Tuna, I liked the mayo and relish it was covered in. I didn't actually enjoy crab, it was the cream cheese and fried won ton I liked. So, needless to say, our intake of seafood is fairly low. I am trying to change that, and I actually created a recipe that not only the kids would eat, but one that I like too!! If you are trying to get your kids to eat more variety, try this recipe. I called these chicken strips, and they eat ate 3 or 4!

I seasoned these very minimally as I was making them more for the kids than for the adults, but you could easily change up the flavor profile in these with a variety of seasonings.

Fish Sticks
5 Tilapia Fillets, or other mild flavored white fish
3 Eggs
1/2 C Almond Flour
1/4 C Coconut Flour + 1/8 C
1/4 C Arrowroot Powder
1 tsp Salt
Avocado Oil- for frying

Start by cutting fish into stick shapes, ensuring consistency in size is maintained so they all cook at a similar speed.
In two separate bowls, scramble eggs in one and combine remaining ingredients (except avocado oil and 1/8 C Coconut flour) in the other.
 Sprinkle cut fish sticks with extra 1/8C of coconut flour. This will help the batter adhere to the fish and not just flake off. Dredge sticks first into egg and then to prepared flour mix. 
Heat enough oil in a heavy bottom pan to cover the bottom 1/2 of the fish sticks when laid in.
Fry prepared sticks 3-4 minutes or until golden brown, on each side and allow to drain on paper towels.
Enjoy, Colton did!


  1. I found this recipe via Pinterest and am so thankful to have discovered your blog! I just made this recipe and my two little boys loved it--me and my husband included. Thank you!!

  2. Cannot wait to try :)

  3. I love fish sticks (the bad kind) so I'm so glad to have found a healthy recipe. We will be trying these asap. Thanks!

  4. It Looks great, every time I look at your blog, I wished I started paleo when my son was 2 years old, he is 14 it's a little harder but luckily he is aware of good food and healthy body, he started CrossFit 3 weeks ago and loves it so cross your finger he will start making more healthy choices.

    1. Good luck! Crossfit is a great place for him to get on track with overall health! My kids aren't always the best eaters, but I always try to give them lots of healthy options to choose from and let the pieces fall where they may. There are weeks they eat nothing but a certain veggie, or nothing but a meat, or whatever, but I figure if it is healthy and that is what their bodies want, the pieces will fall into place! I hope for your and his sake that he will join you in your Paleo eating!