Fish fingers were a staple as a kid, whether you ate them in your elementary school cafeteria or out of a box at home. But who says you need fish to give the childhood classic a healthy twist as an adult?

So many fish and other marine creatures face a multitude of human-caused threats on the daily, from ocean warming to dead zones caused by fertilizer runoff. And Sam Turnbull, the food blogger behind It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken, is making it all too easy to avoid causing any more harm by eating them, too. How, you ask? By swapping fish for carrots. Yes, carrots.

“Everyone has stopped using plastic straws to help save the fish, which don’t get me wrong, is totally great,” she writes. “But if you really want to help save the fish, stop eating them.”

Carrots might sound like an unlikely fish alternative, but think about it: They’re bursting with flavor, are a great source of vitamins and minerals, and are fun to eat—especially when they’re covered in corn flakes and dipped in vegan tartar sauce. In Turnbull’s recipe, all you need to do is grab some carrots, cut them up, toss them in a crunchy coating, and bake them in the oven. After 30 minutes, you’ll have a plate of fish-less fingers so good even your 7-year-old self would approve.

Want to try Turnball’s Carrot Fingers for yourself? Check out the full recipe right here.

 

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