Preparing a meal that’s both tasty and nutritious doesn’t have to be a challenge. If you just can’t get your kids to have their vegetables, this flavorful disguise will do the trick. Kids love crispy onion rings but this fast food item can also be made in a healthy way. Tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and bacon sit on top of creamy hummus for a great way to make a quick healthy lunch. There’s another important reason why kids should be involved: It can help prepare them to make good decisions on their own about the foods they want to eat. Get your children involved – Kids are more likely to eat what they help plan and prepare. With this healthy alternative pancakes with whole wheat, bananas and some Greek yogurt, kids can enjoy their favorite pancakes with all the good ingredients. Ditch starchy sides in favor of this energizing salad of cucumbers and tomatoes. With some lemon marinade, lemon sauce and chicken skillets, it is nothing short of a perfect dinner meal.
Making simple, healthy adjustments like using spices instead of fat for flavor and eating fresh fruits and vegetables instead of, well, cookies, is a definite start. Whole30 may be one of the toughest diets out there, but that doesn’t mean Whole30 recipes aren’t delicious! A better strategy is to give kids some control, but to also limit the kind of foods available at home. This colorful Acai bowl packs in some sneaky greens (spinach or kale) and lots of healthy staples like Goji berries, Acai powder, nuts, and berries. I Heart Naptime is a food and lifestyle blog sharing easy and delicious recipes, tips, crafts and entertaining ideas to help families create unforgettable moments.
This dinner recipe makes the ideal healthy meal for two, with no compromise on taste. Make it easy for kids to choose healthy snacks by keeping fruits and vegetables on hand and ready to eat. Use The Healthy Eating Plate as a guide for creating healthy, balanced meals—whether served on a plate or packed in a lunch box. Combine red and yellow grape tomatoes with fried garlic, balsamic, basil and some salt and pepper for a quick dinner side dish. This is a recipe to remember whenever you want a romantic dinner on a weeknight.
Stock your freezer with this homemade version instead — your kids will love them, but don’t be surprised if they’re a grownup favorite too. In comparison, scores on the Alternate Healthy Eating Index created at the Harvard School of Public Health did appear to correlate more closely with better health in both sexes. True to his food philosophy, this healthy meal contains protein, a complex carb, and a vegetable—and it’s packed with flavor.
You can make your dream dinner in a half hour or less without relying on a frozen bag of pre-cooked ingredients, or even a jar of pasta sauce. Imagine eating delicious, filling meals every day…never feeling starved or stuffed…having great energy levels and workouts…and watching your body respond exactly as you desire, dropping fat or adding muscle each and every week. At the store, teach kids to check out food labels to begin understanding what to look for. The oven-baked fries will save significant calories, and a lean cut of flank steak, with excess fat trimmed away, will deliver a healthy dose of protein. Sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients but kids run at the sight of it. Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes, add honey, cinnamon and olive oil and bake them until golden brown. Thursday: As the week wears on, one-pot meals are in order, especially ones that add zesty ingredients like hot red pepper flakes and balsamic vinegar.