Fish Tacos with Avocado-Lime Crema


If battering and frying fish sounds messy, frozen fish sticks are your fish taco savior in this healthy dinner recipe. Use them for a quick, kid-friendly dinner or try popcorn shrimp. Serve with your favorite salsa and black beans on the side.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 16 fish sticks (about 8 ounces)

  • 3 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ ripe avocado

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. Prepare fish sticks according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, toss coleslaw mix (or cabbage) with vinegar and salt.

  3. Mash avocado in a small bowl, then mix in mayonnaise, lime juice and hot sauce.

  4. Serve the fish sticks in tortillas topped with the slaw, avocado crema and cilantro, if desired.


Fish Sticks: Most are made with pollock, which is a sustainable choice if it's Marine Stewardship Council certified (look for the blue label or contact the manufacturer). Try to avoid added sugar (or make sure it's as close to the end of the ingredient list as possible). Go for one with 300 mg or less of sodium per serving. Our Favorites: Kidfresh Fun-tastic and Dr. Praeger's Lightly Breaded

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
24g Fat
38g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tacos
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 19%
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 110IU 2%
Vitamin C 23mg 25%
Folate 59mcg 15%
Sodium 417mg 18%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 61mg 15%
Potassium 402mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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