I’m very lucky that I have kids who will try almost anything and will actually eat healthy. I grew up in a house where everything was homemade and we rarely had junk food, unless my mom made some cookies or cakes. I’ve tried to take the same road in my house and so far it’s working out pretty good. I’d like to share a couple of healthy dinner recipes that I make on a regular basis that my kids love!
Beef Stroganoff- The Healthier Version
My kids like to refer to this as “creamy pasta” and request it often. As I don’t like to use a lot of processed foods, I was trying to find a way to make a healthier version of this classic recipe, and I was able to come up with a way! This recipe is for a family of four.
1 pound 93% lean ground beef
handful of onions
clove of garlic
1 cup of fresh sliced mushrooms
2 cups organic beef broth
1 teaspoon organic tomato paste
8 ounces sour cream (low fat or non-fat)
Salt and pepper to taste
12 ounces egg noodles
Brown your onions and garlic in olive oil under the onions are soft, about five to ten minutes. Add the ground beef and beef broth and cook until beef is no longer pink, add tomato paste and the sour cream, cook a little longer until mixture starts to thicken, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over egg noodles and enjoy.
Think you have to marinade chicken all day to make it taste great on the grill? Think again. This is a great last minute healthy recipe that my kids love.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded thinly
Your favorite spices
Salt and pepper
A little bit of olive oil
After you have pounded the chicken, brush with olive oil, season with your favorite spices and salt and pepper. Heat grill to 300 to 350 degree. I cook each side approximately five to six minutes each. You can serve with potatoes, rice or couscous.