Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Fish Sticks

These Kid-Friendly Gluten-Free Fish Sticks are not only a hit with my kids but also deliver a powerhouse of nutrients. When it comes to feeding our little ones, finding nutritious yet delicious options can sometimes be a challenge. But fear not, because this recipe combines kid-friendly appeal with health benefits that parents can rejoice in! Let’s dive into the recipe and explore the health benefits that make these Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Fish Sticks a wholesome choice for the entire family!

Gluten-Free Fish Sticks by Jesse Lane Lee

Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Fish Sticks Recipe

Gluten-free | Dairy-free

Serves: 4 | Hands-On Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 7 minutes | Total Time: 17 minutes


  • 1.5 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 4 haddock filets, or any white fish, cut into long strips per filet
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Place almond flour in a shallow dish and mix with the salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Scramble 2 eggs in another shallow dish. Place arrowroot starch in a third dish. Coat the haddock strips first with the arrowroot starch, then dip them in the egg, then cover them in almond meal.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large frying pan to medium heat. Fry the fish for 7 minutes, turning every 2 minutes so all of the sides get crispy.
  3. Serve with ketchup or roasted garlic sauce!

Health Benefits of Whitefish

This Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Fish Stick recipe is such a great way to include more whitefish into my family’s diet. Whitefish, such as cod, haddock, and halibut, have amazing health benefits, particularly beneficial for the growth and development of young bodies! These fish are rich in iodine, a mineral crucial for thyroid function. Iodine plays a pivotal role in regulating the production of thyroid hormones, namely thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), contributing significantly to maintaining a healthy metabolism. Whitefish also has a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for the development of both the brain and eyes in children and reduced mental decline in older adults.

Whitefish has some mood-boosting properties too!. Numerous studies have highlighted the association between regular fish consumption, particularly those rich in omega-3s like whitefish, and a lower likelihood of depression. The omega-3 fatty acids found in cod, haddock and halibut play a vital role in supporting cognitive function and emotional well-being, making these Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Fish Sticks a staple in my household. 

Gluten-Free Fish Sticks by Jesse Lane Wellness

Health Benefits of Almonds

The almond flour used in this Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Fish Stick recipe not only adds a delightful crunch but also brings a host of nutritional benefits. Almonds are particularly rich in magnesium, a vital mineral renowned for its role in blood pressure regulation. The healthy fats in almonds also play a crucial role in nutrient absorption. These fats help the assimilation of fat-soluble vitamins found in vegetables, which bumps up the overall nutritional value of your dish. 

Almonds also have some incredible prebiotic properties that support gut health. Acting as prebiotics, almonds provide nourishment for beneficial bacteria in the gut, fostering a healthy microbial environment in your belly. Strong is so important, it’s been linked to improved immunity, reduced inflammation, and enhanced mental well-being. As we savour the delightful taste and texture of these Kid Friendly Gluten-Free Fish Stick, we can also take pleasure in knowing that each bite contributes to a well-rounded and healthful diet!

Gluten-Free Fish Sticks Recipe by Jesse Lane Lee

Lunch and Learn: Healthy Skin Starts from Within

Explore the intricate connection between nutrition and skin health in this month’s Lunch and Learn: Healthy Skin Starts from Within! This time of year can be so harsh on our skin, so this month I’m focusing on common skin issues like psoriasis, eczema, acne, or persistent dryness. 

This presentation dives into how your dietary choices can impact your skin’s well-being. Join me to discover the transformative effects of adopting a skin-boosting diet, some tips and tricks on how to address common skin woes and how to enhance the overall health and appearance of your skin. 

Exciting news for our Toronto audience! As we transition back to in-person engagements, consider welcoming your employees back into the office with a fun and interactive Lunch and Learn session. I am thrilled to offer in-person sessions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), complete with swag bags and healthy catering. Let’s make your return to the workplace both educational and nourishing for your team!

Help your team feel supported on their wellness journey by hosting an engaging Employee Wellness Workshop, now available virtually or in person! Email me at for more details, or check out my Corporate Wellness page for more info on how you can book your team today!

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These family favourite Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa combines the light, flaky fish with a tropical homemade pineapple salsa. The haddock is lightly breaded with almond flour to achieve a crispy exterior while maintaining a moist interior. And what truly elevates these tacos is the zesty Pineapple Salsa – a medley of diced pineapple, red onions, cilantro, and lime juice that adds a sweet and tangy kick to each bite. Beyond the deliciousness, these Fish Tacos boast health benefits, with fish providing essential omega-3 fatty acids for heart health and the vibrant salsa delivering a dose of vitamin C and antioxidants. These Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa promise to be a crowd-pleaser for the whole family! 

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Accompanying our salmon burgers are Crispy Sweet Potato Fries – a side dish that combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with a golden, crispy exterior. These fries provide a satisfying crunch while offering a boost of vitamins, fibre, and antioxidants. Together, the Salmon Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries create a perfectly balanced meal!

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