Adults (and bears) know how mouth-wateringly delicious salmon is. It can be smoked, fried, broiled or baked. It is superb alone or when incorporated into a soup, patty, casserole or even a salad.

There’s no doubt that salmon is swimming with nutrients. Vitamins and minerals in salmon include Vitamin B12, B6 and D, selenium, phosphorus, choline, biotin, potassium and pantothenic acid. It is full of protein too.

Salmon is a fantastic source of omega-3 which is beneficial to your heart, can help with ADHD and is imperative for good development. It can also lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Salmon also contains bioactive peptides that play a key role in insulin regulation and hormone balancing and also support joint cartilage and digestive tract health due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

Salmon tantalizes our taste buds with its rich flavor and texture and we adults appreciate the nutrient value of this ray-finned fish as well. Children, however…not so much. It can be challenging getting children to try an unfamiliar food but there are several things I think can help in your endeavors.

Firstly, introducing salmon dishes that are yummy to your children’s tummies is of ultimate importance. If you slip up and give them a sample of a dish that is less that tasty, you may not get a second chance to redeem yourself. The recipes on this site are kid-tested and approved. They are the exact same dishes I serve my children. Generally, once a child knows that something tastes good, they are sold. End of story. So, be sure to do it right the first time with salmon recipes from this site that are sure to entice your child’s taste buds.

Making meals fun is a huge focus of this site. As you are serving a salmon meal, it is worth mentioning how bear love salmon. Did you know that brown bear eat up to 40 salmon per day? That’s about 100 pounds! Salmon can lay between 2500 to 7000 eggs at a time and may swim up to 3500 miles to spawn.

Serving salmon for family dinner presents a world of sea-worth opportunities. Use your imagination and encourage your children to use theirs as well. Is the family setting sail on a fish-eating pirate adventure? Perhaps your grizzly bears are hankering to fill their hungry bellies with fresh fish. Wherever your journey takes you, the trip may just last through the meal but the memory will last a lifetime.