I have tried to avoid giving shop bought snacks to A with some exception like goldfish crackers, it is not that these crackers are any better than other stuff kids normally have.
The only reason he gets this "treats" once in a while is because no matter how we try, he is going to eat some junk foods anyway. So savory ones is better than the sugar filled stuff. Besides, he starts liking goldfish as he gets it in the daycare for snack.
I saw this ingenious idea of making goldfish breaded chicken sometimes ago while searching for ideas to make A's food. I have been wanting to introduce fish to his diet for sometimes. He definitely doesn't fancy salmon and have no interest in any type of steamed fish.
So I came up with this idea to make goldfish breaded fish fingers, with the hope that his liking for goldfish will lure him into eating some fish. He did liked it and had 4 sticks at dinner!
200 gm of white fish (Cut into stripes)
30 gm of goldfish crackers (Original or cheddar flavor)
1 tbsp corn starch
3 quail eggs ( or 1 small egg)
1 tsp of cream/ milk
1. Crush up goldfish into coarse crumbs, I used my mortal and pedal to do this, it took only about 1 minute. Just make sure the mortal and pedal are both clean and dry.
2. Add 1 tsp of cream with quail eggs, beat it lightly.
3. Preheat oven to 380 F (190 C). Spray or rub a thin layer of oil over a baking pan.
4. Cut fish into stripe and coat fish with a thin layer of corn starch. Dip it into quail egg mix, place them in the crumbs and lightly press it to have better coating.
5. Place all pieces on a baking pan, bake for 25-30 minutes or until crisp, flip once halfway through.
Serve with little one's favorite sauce or condiment. I serve mine with some leftover tomato dipping sauce from our Italian takeout earlier.