PUBLISHED: 5:14 PM on Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Hungry Kids? Keep 'em happy... and healthy!
Simplify your summer with easy, nutritious, kid-friendly meals.

  Clockwise from top: Grilled Catfish Kabobs, Grilled Catfish Tacos With Citrus Slaw and Fish Sticks in a Flash with Remoulade and Honeybee's Dipping Sauces
Family vacations, swimming, soccer, reunions, little league cookouts and other summer breaks leave little time to relax. Adding to the summer stress is the challenge of finding the time to cook a nutritious family meal your kids will actually eat. By starting with healthy, versatile ingredients, you can make wholesome, kid-friendly meals easy.

For example, U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish can be ready to eat in as little as 10 minutes, which makes it the ideal meal solution for families with busy summer schedules. Tacos or kabobs prepared with grilled catfish are an excellent source of protein and are low in calories and saturated fat. U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish has a mild taste, so even kids who usually turn up their noses at fish will enjoy its subtle flavors.

For the healthiest option, pair U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish with heart-healthy canola oil. Canola oil offers the best source of omega-3 fatty acids of any leading vegetable oil and using it in a marinade can help your family avoid unnecessary saturated fats. The light flavoring of canola oil makes it extremely versatile. It is perfect for salad dressings, stir-fry or in any recipe that calls for cooking oil.

Quick-and-easy recipes with canola oil and U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish make summer meals simple and nutritious. For more family-pleasing meal ideas, visit and

All materials courtesy of:
CanolaInfo and The Catfish Institute
Family Features Editorial Syndicate