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Store Bought Vs. Homemade Fish Sticks

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Craving fish sticks? You might be tempted to just pick some up out of the freezer section at the store. It’s quick, easy, and convenient. But what if we told you it’s just as easy to make your own at home, and it’s much healthier!? Let’s take a look at the nutrition facts in store bought fish sticks, versus ones you make at home. 

Store Bought Vs. Homemade

In a study done by Colin Garrioch, a University of Guelph master’s student, processed breaded fish sticks were shown to be lacking in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to help fight heart disease. In fact, the breaded fish was also higher in saturated fats, which studies show increase risk of heart disease.

 

Here is a breakdown, courtesy of Prepared Foods:

AVERAGE TOTAL FAT CONTENT
Breaded sole: 11g of fat per 100g
Unbreaded sole: 0.6g per 100g
Breaded haddock: 13g per 100g
Unbreaded haddock: 0.6g per 100g

AVERAGE SATURATED FAT CONTENT
Breaded sole: 1g per 100g
Unbreaded sole: 0.2g per 100g
Breaded haddock: 1.2g per 100g
Unbreaded haddock: 0.2g per 100g

AVERAGE TRANS-FAT CONTENT
Breaded sole: 62mg per 100g
Unbreaded sole: 1.6mg per 100g
Breaded haddock: 110mg per 100g
Unbreaded haddock: 5mg per 100g

AVERAGE OMEGA-3 CONTENT
Breaded sole: 105mg per 100g
Non-breaded sole: 260mg per 100g
Breaded haddock: 141mg per 100g
Non-breaded haddock: 288mg per 100g

Our Best Recipe

If you’re ready to skip the extra fat, try this homemade “Fish Stick” recipe, which is a healthy alternative to the breaded and fried freezer fish sticks!

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