How to Prepare Healthy Meals with Fish Oil For Your Family

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Fish Oil Has Many Benefits

Fish oil, which can be found in over-the-counter supplements and by eating fish, has many health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and preventing heart and cardiovascular disease. During pregnancy, expectant mothers may take fish oil to prevent miscarriage, hypertension in late pregnancy, and preterm births. Fish oil is a part of a healthy diet, and you should include fish oil into your family’s diet.

Meals with Fish Oil

When you are a pregnant mom with small children at home, it’s nearly impossible to get your children to swallow a fish oil supplement. Most small children will make a face and run away from you. As a result, you’ll have to prepare healthy meals with fish oil in it. Fortunately, fish oil is found in many popular fish, such as salmon, tuna, cod, and halibut.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the way that you prepare fish makes a difference in the benefits of fish oil. Eating fish that has been baked or broiled is the healthiest way of getting fish oil into your diet. However, if you fry the fish, this cancels out the benefits of fish oil.

Here are a few ideas on how to prepare healthy meals with fish oil for pregnant women with small children:

  • Make fish tacos with fish fillets that are plentiful in fish oil, such as tuna, halibut, and salmon. If your child is a picky eater, disguise the fish taste with spices and other kid-friendly flavors. Add plenty of melted cheese in the fish taco.
  • Prepare a healthy salad for yourself and your family. Make your own salad dressing. You can buy fish oil supplements in liquid form. Mix that fish oil with your favorite vinegar (such as balsamic) and you can create your own balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Broil fish in the oven, then add that fish into your child’s favorite pasta dish. For example, you may want to toss bits of fish into spaghetti or even macaroni and cheese.

Fish oil is healthy for your entire family, and eating fish is recommended for pregnant women. So be sure to experiment with your meals and have fun!

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