This lemon butter baked cod recipe is tender and flaky, with the best lemon butter sauce! Learn how to bake cod fish with just 5 simple ingredients and 20 minutes.
Healthy & Keto Fish Recipes
These easy healthy fish recipes have simple ingredients and easy prep, and include all kinds of fish, like salmon, cod halibut, tuna, and more. They are great sources of healthy omega 3 fats and naturally gluten-free, but more importantly, they are packed with flavor and quick to make. Each recipe includes tips for cooking the fish to the perfect flaky texture. You’ll find keto fish recipes here as well.
Making a fish dish into a complete meal is super easy — just add a veggie side dish or healthy salad, and maybe some mashed cauliflower for the low carb eaters and potatoes for anyone else. (The salad I make most often with fish is tomato cucumber avocado salad: Just throw together some cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, and maybe some red onion, and add a quick vinaigrette.)
If you’re a fan of seafood in general or really want to wow your guests, all of those sides also pair well with other types of healthy seafood recipes beyond just fish.
Healthy Fish Spotlight
Pan Seared Halibut
This is the single most popular healthy fish recipe on Wholesome Yum! It comes with an easy, but luxurious lemon butter sauce and takes just 20 minutes from start to finish… which you’d never guess with how fancy it looks.
In fact, this sauce is so popular that you can also get the standalone recipe to make lemon butter sauce for fish here. It will work for almost any healthy fish recipe, not only halibut.
The Best Healthy Baked Fish Recipes
Because they cooks so quickly and require minimal hands-on time, baked fish fillets are the perfect healthy dinner for a busy weeknight. The most basic ingredients that work for almost any kind of flaky or white fish are olive oil or butter, lemon juice, fresh herbs and spices (garlic powder is the most common), sea salt, and black pepper (or crushed red pepper). Healthy baked fish recipes pair particularly well with roasted asparagus or green beans almondine.
Learn how to cook salmon in the oven perfectly! This easy oven baked salmon recipe is fresh, flavorful, healthy, and ready in 15 minutes.
Learn how to cook rainbow trout, the simple and easy way! This fool-proof baked rainbow trout recipe uses simple ingredients and is ready in just 15 minutes.
This easy oven baked tilapia recipe makes a healthy dinner in only 20 minutes. Lemon butter tilapia needs just 5 simple ingredients!
Featured Healthy Fish Recipe Video
Easy Pan Seared Salmon
Learn how to pan sear salmon perfectly every time! This 15-minute pan seared salmon recipe (pan fried salmon) is flaky and buttery inside, with a crust on the outside, crispy skin, and herb lemon butter sauce.
More Healthy Salmon Recipes
Salmon is probably the most popular healthy fish, which is why I have so many healthy salmon recipes. In case you get bored with plain baked or pan seared fish, here are more ideas for what to do with your salmon fillets.
Is Fish Keto Friendly?
Yes, fish is definitely keto! It’s very low in carbs, packed with protein and healthy omega 3 fats, and of course, it tastes delicious.
Other seafood is keto friendly as well, though, so be sure to try other healthy seafood recipes, such as shrimp, crab, scallops, or even lobster, after you try these keto friendly fish recipes.
Popular Keto Fish Recipes
Most healthy fish recipes are naturally keto friendly, but anything with breading, rice, or breadcrumbs will not be. That’s why I have some dedicated keto fish recipes designed to offer you the same dishes, without the carbs. (My Easy Keto Cookbook also has a recipe for low carb fish tacos!) Try these out, but also don’t miss the plain pan seared, grilled, air fryer, and baked fish recipes above, which are naturally low carb as well.
Just a few simple ingredients and really quick to prepare. You won’t even miss the rice.
Learn how to make a homemade poke bowl healthier with cauliflower rice! This keto ahi tuna poke bowl recipe is full of flavor and ready in just 20 minutes.
Low carb keto salmon patties (a.k.a. salmon cakes) are ready in 15 minutes, with simple pantry ingredients. This keto salmon patty recipe is a budget-friendly way to enjoy healthy fish.