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      Healthy Meals for Our Little Ones

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      We all know how important it is to prepare healthy meals for our little ones, and how it is best to provide them these at an early age. Nutritious food provide our kids with lots of benefits including the right vitamins and minerals to give them the energy they need for the day.

      Despite this, parents still find it difficult to feed their children healthy meals due to their busy schedules as well as the fact that kids tend to see healthy food as bland and unpleasant. This is untrue, however, as healthy meals can be fun and delicious too, all you need is a bit of preparation and know-how.

      Here’s an example of a delicious, highly nutritious dish that you can prepare easily for your little ones at home:

      Steamed Norwegian Salmon with Miso-Soy Sauce

      Estimated Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes

      • Ingredients:
        • For the salmon:
          • 4 portions of salmon
          • 1 large piece of ginger, sliced
          • 6 spring onions, cut into 5 cm sections
        • For the sauce:
          • ⅓ cup (80ml - 100ml) of white miso
          • 120ml - 150ml of non-alcoholic mirin
          • 4 - 5 tbsp. of soy sauce
          • 1 tbsp. of grated ginger
          • 3 teaspoons of sesame oil
          • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
          • 100 ml of water
        • For the garnish:
          • 1 cup of finely shredded spring onions
          • ½ cup of coriander leaves
          • 60ml or 4 tbsp. of vegetable oil or peanut oil
          • Lemon wedges
          • Chopped bird’s eye chili
      • How to Cook:
        • For the salmon:
          • Lay the sliced ginger and spring onions on a heatproof plate and lay the salmon pieces (skin side down) on top.
          • Steam on medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until just cooked.
        • For the sauce:
          • In a saucepan, bring all the ingredients except the miso to a simmer.
          • Turn the heat off and add the miso in. Whisk until all is evenly combined.
          • Taste and add in more miso if you need more saltiness.
        • For the garnish:
          • When the fish is done, pour the sauce over and garnish with shredded spring onions and coriander leaves.
          • In a small pan, heat up the peanut oil/vegetable oil. Once it smokes, drizzle over the top of the fish and serve with a side of lemon wedges.

       

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