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Kid-Friendly Salmon

I hear it all the time, “Oh, my kids LOVE salmon, we have it every week!” Can I tell you how many times I tried to get MINE to eat it? Fail every time. The closest we get to fish in this house is a fish stick and sometimes I’m a little skeptical if there is even fish in those things – to me it just looks like another breaded something to add to the weekly rotation! Seriously though, fish is so good for you and I really wanted to find a recipe that they would eat – that we could ALL eat.

Jackpot! What’s crazy is I have had this salmon marinade recipe written on a notecard for years. YEARS. I kind of forgot about it for a while and pulled it back out recently and thought it was worth a shot. Yup, they ate it. This is going to have to go back into rotation again. I have no idea where this recipe came from so I can’t give credit where credit is due but it seems to be a winner all around. Try it on your littles and see what happens. Worst case? You have extra for lunch the next day.

Kid-Friendly Salmon (Serves 4)


1 1/2 pound salmon (preferably wild-caught)

1/3 cup pineapple juice

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)

Zest & juice of a lime (or lemon)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a ziploc bag or glass container to marinate. I usually throw this stuff together in the morning and leave it in the fridge for the day. The longer it marinates, the better! 2-4 hours is fine though.

  2. Preheat oven to 500F.

  3. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.

  4. Place fish on the foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.

Could that get any easier?! I think not!



Simply Sarah is about making simple changes in our habits to live a happier, healthier life. Food and fitness go hand-in-hand and my goal is to help you find that balance. I strongly believe you are what you continually do and never so much as with how you take care of your body both inside and out. I want to show you that there is a difference between having a diet and being on a diet (clearly you know the one I support!). Want a more personalized food plan and workout schedule? Drop me a message for information on my monthly challenge groups!

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