Fifth holiday cookie of the day, let us stop and remind you that while the holidays are absolutely all about indulging and eating #allthecookies, the new year will be here before you know it. The right mix of foods in your meals and snacks can help you be healthier now and into the future. As parents, we should play our part as their personal nutritionist and make sure that they eat healthy. This healthy breakfast is a little more of a healthy dessert, but we’ll let it slide. With a few healthy swaps, it’s easy to make a lighter take on traditional egg salad.
Thanks to whole-wheat breadcrumbs and a yogurt-based dipping sauce, these homemade fish sticks (made with tilapia) put a healthy spin on the freezer-aisle favorite. Serve the lip smacking chicken with chickpeas and brown rice for a fulfilling dinner meal. Plus it is a great colour, so your friends are going to be impressed, whether you tell them it’s healthy or not.
Start with ramen noodles and add fresh veggies, tender pork, and a dab of rich hoisin sauce for a flavorful dinner idea that’s ready in just 20 minutes. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of the starchy water that the pasta was cooked in. Set aside. With all the craze surrounding juice and smoothies these days, it can seem daunting to make one in your own kitchen, but there are so many easy recipes that’ll make you realize how far that is from the truth. Behold, 50 of the healthiest meals you can make in 20 minutes or under, from simple salads, noodles and rice dishes, as well as tacos and pizzas.
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.
To make this dish vegan, substitute pieces of zucchini, summer squash, and red onion for the chicken and 2 tablespoons olive oil for the yogurt, tossing all the vegetables in the marinade before grilling. Crumbled feta teams up with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil to upgrade your dinner in less than a half hour.