Kid-Friendly, Mom-Approved Nuggets
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Kid-Friendly, Mom-Approved Nuggets

Do your kids love nuggets? Do you cringe at the thought of them eating another nugget because you wonder about all of the horrible-no good-very bad-scary ingredients? Here is a great fish nugget recipe that you can feel good about offering, and your kiddos will come begging for more!


  • 1 cup crushed almonds
  • 1/2 cup crushed bran flakes cereal
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound cod, rinsed and cut into 1-inch by 5-inch pieces
  • Prepared marina sauce, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix the almonds, bran flakes, wheat germ, sea salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and oregano together in a medium bowl. Crack the eggs into a separate small bowl and beat until frothy.
  3. Coat a baking pan with the olive oil. Dip the fish sticks first in the egg mixture, and then into the almond mixture. Place the fish sticks on the prepared pan.
  4. Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce as a dip.

Recipe courtesy of