We all know fish is healthy, but many of us don’t actually enjoy the taste or the fishy smell it leaves in our kitchen. So we try to sneak them into our diets in other ways. Fish burgers are a devious way to turn a “meh” food into a “nom nom” one.


You’re missing the point of why fish is good for you. This great source of lean protein and ultra-important omega-3 fatty acids turns into a nutritional disaster if you deep-fry it, goop some tartar sauce or mayo on it, and slap it between two pieces of buttered buns.

Some fish sandwiches are worse than their beef counterparts. Burger King’s Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich, previously known as the BK Big Fish, weighs in at 640 calories, 32 grams of fat (including 0.5 trans fats) and 1,540 milligrams of sodium. A far as fast-food fish sandwiches go, McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish is probably the lightweight of the gang. It’s roughly half of the calories, fat and sodium of the Burger King one. That doesn’t mean that you should head to McDonald’s for your weekly serving of fish. Nemo is only good for you if he’s not breaded and fried in partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Suck it up and learn to enjoy grilled fish fillets without the bun and sauces.