healthy family dinner

7 Easy Dinners You Should Keep in Your Back Pocket

Many parents find putting dinner on the table one of the most daunting daily tasks. Figuring out what to make, shopping, ensuring the meal is healthy, catering to picky eaters, actually making the meal … all of it can be, at the very least, annoying. There are thousands of meals online, so there is plenty to choose […]

Simple Meal: Mexican Rice Bowls

I made this two nights ago for dinner, and everyone loved it and the kids all took it for lunch the next day. Keep it vegetarian or substitute shrimp or beef for a different flavor. Spice it up according to your taste with more garlic, hot sauce and/or cayenne pepper. Add kale, avocado or spinach […]

25+ Fresh Summer Salads!

When it’s too hot in the kitchen, opt for a salad! Here are a bunch of our favorites. 1. Mexican Salad An easy colorful dinner salad with. black bean, corn and pre-cooked grilled chicken. 2. Watermelon & Feta Salad Just the right amount of sweet and savory. 3. Avocado-Chicken Salad Simple, fresh and delicious and packed […]

What’s For Dinner This Week? 11/18

This is going to have to be another simple week, because I am already gearing up for all the cooking and prep I’ll be doing for Thanksgiving. As usual, I am trying to keep it mostly healthy — within reason, as I still want everyone to enjoy dinner. I’m focusing on lots of vegetables this […]

What to Make for Dinner This Week

When the week ahead looks especially busy, I find it head clearing to plan dinner for the week — and by week, I mean Monday through Thursday. This week I’m focusing on simple and healthy. Last week was the boys’ birthday, which somehow translated into meatballs and burgers and cake and candy. We need a […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 2 pkg Butternut Squash chopped into cubes 1/2 stick butter 1 cup onion chopped 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup half and half (optional) roasted pumpkin seeds to garnish 4 cups chicken or veg stock olive oil salt and pepper Directions Preheat oven to 350 Place butternut squash on a cooking sheet (you can […]

Soy Brown Sugar Salmon

My kids all love salmon, but never as much as when I make it this way. While I know there are healthier version, I love when the answer to the, “What’s for dinner?” question, makes them fist pump. Serve with rice, potato pancakes, slaw, or broccoli. Ingredients: 3lbs of salmon filets 6 garlic cloves chopped […]

Mexican Salad for Dinner

When I’m feeling like we need a healthy reboot, I make a big, filling salad for dinner. This Mexican salad is one of our favorites. Quantities here are for a family of 6. Sometimes I add quinoa for an extra boost of protein an fiber. Ingredients: 2 bags Butter lettuce 1 pkg grape tomatoes halved 1 large […]

Bacon Quinoa with Almonds & Herbs

Trying to get your kids to try quinoa? Well, everything is better with bacon so this recipe from AOL might just turn the whole family on to quinoa! Try it with Karen’s Tilapia and Roasted Veggies. Read: Why is Quinoa Good for You Ingredients 1⁄3 cup slivered almonds 1 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tbsp minced chives 1 sage sprig 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 small minced […]


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