I like to think I offer a variety of meal ideas that are simple enough and for the most part family friendly. But this month I am making an effort to offer quick and easy recipes that are favorites with my kids.

No fancy plating, no fancy ingredients, just plain and simple. And sometimes it’s good to just get back to basics and not complicate things.

Like I was saying, these next few weeks, you will get a glimpse at some of our go-to meals! They are in our meal plan rotation at least once a month. I don’t know if you have already heard me talk about meal planning, but I do it a little differently than most.

We like to plan for 10 days at a time. I know that this is probably not going to work for ever as I am already seeing these kids ripe through produce like nobody’s business, but for now it actually allows us to save about $100 bucks a month then when we were getting groceries once a week.

I also find it allows to go through more pantry stuff and we go through less spoilage when you really have to get creative sometimes towards the end of the 10 days! I live to have a decent stock in the pantry for canned goods and what not but it is also good to update them once in a while.

To get back to the recipe, we have always tried to include white fish on our menu to have some variety, but if I am being honest, I don’t find it to have a ton of flavors. But these little fish sticks are super tasty! And no offense to Captain Highliner, but we much prefer homemade versions of fish sticks! It really is not that time consuming to make and I honestly just love knowing exactly what are the ingredients.

While you could make things with a simple breading and wheat flour, I really like the combination of coconut and almond flour. They cook really quick and truly make a great weeknight meal. We love pairing it with rice but really anything can go. I usually like to add in a veggie right in the rice as it saves on dishes and adds flavor! Our go-to are carrot, spinach or mushroom rice.

Coconut almond fish sticks

Homemade version of a classic family dish with a coconut twist!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 3 people


  • 3 filet white fish cod, tilapia, mahi mahi
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut shredded
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Pre heat oven at 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, coconut and paprika. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg.
  • Cut your pieces of fish in small strips. I like to cute them in 4 but it depends on how big your pieces are.
  • Pat your fish dry then one at a time, coat in egg then in the dry mixture. Place on your baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes flipping half way through.
  • Serve with rice.


You can double coat your fish sticks to get a thick breading but you will need an additional egg.
You can also fry them in oil instead of baking them but we prefer the baked method.
Keyword almond flour, coconut, easy, gluten free, quick, simple, white fish
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