When you are a working mom, finding time to put dinner on the table is often a struggle. Between kids activities, work, and the day to day chores that need to get done, you feel like the last thing you want to do is spend hours slaving away in the kitchen. But on the other hand you don’t want your family’s health to suffer because you are eating fast food all the time. Well, thankfully there is a happy medium. Before you order pizza again this week, why not try making one of these healthy and kid-friendly recipes. They don’t take long and they are guaranteed to have the whole family gobbling them down.
- Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps–What can be healthier than tortillas and beans? Did you know, in fact, that beans and rice together make the perfect low-fat protein? All you need to add to this recipe is leftover meat – shredded pork, chicken or beef, or even ground turkey, and you have a meal that will satisfy the whole family in a healthy way. Adaptable for practically any taste, you can do spicy or mild, cheesy or full of veggies. The choice is up to you!
- Sour Cream Noodle Bake – This recipe is like very easy lasagna; egg noodles offer a simple alternative to regular pasta. Create with ground turkey for a healthier meal and use low fat (or fat free) cottage cheese and cream cheese if you like. There are so many ways you can change up this simple recipe, just use your imagination.
- Taco Stuffed Shells – A blend of Italian and Mexican cuisines, these fun and easy to make shells are a huge hit with kids. The simple base can be made with ground turkey, but the toppings are what you can go crazy with. Add your family’s favorite veggies and topping to make this recipe your own.
If these recipes don’t hit the spot, there are many more to be found on Pinterest. My family loves trying out the new and unusual recipes we come across. There is always something interesting to try, and usually they are very easy to make. Next time you are in a dinner crunch, try one of these recipes!
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