Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Easy Dinner Recipes for Your Family


Sometimes, it’s tough to get your kids to eat a balanced diet. However, if you get them involved in the kitchen and put yummy, wholesome meals on their plate, they will surely eat everything up with a smile on their face. Here are some easy dinner recipes for family that will have your kids going back for seconds.

Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Every kid loves chicken nuggets. Instead of deep-fried nuggets, try chicken breast  tenders, dipped in egg, then coated in seasoned almond and whole-wheat flour crust. Just oven fry to a golden brown and serve with low sodium ketchup and a side of broccoli, seasoned with salt and just a touch of olive oil.


Mac n’ Cheese

Mac n’ cheese is an American staple that both kids and parents can enjoy. Introduce some fiber into this meal by making your mac n’ cheese with black beans or add any extras your kids will eat. You can use 1% low fat milk for the macaroni and garnish with salsa and corn, instead of drowning the plate with fatty cheese.


Rethinking Breakfast

You can make everyday meals healthier, just by rethinking to incorporate more fruits and veggies into dishes that your kids already love. For example, why not opt for a granola oats pancake with sliced strawberries, rather than a buttermilk pancake with strawberry jelly? You can also serve oatmeal with flaxseed, blueberries, and pecans for some added nutrition.

As long as you keep health in mind as you prepare your meals, your little ones will become accustomed to eating healthy and, for the most part, continue to grow into young adults who make healthy decisions. One day, they will even prepare a side of broccoli on their own! Just instill them with good habits and your kids will surely grow up healthy and happy.

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