Some healthy, family-friendly dinner ideas that kids can help with

MILWAUKEE -- September is Family Meals Month -- and Meijer healthy living advisor, Maribel Alchin, joins FOX6 WakeUp with some healthy, family-friendly dinner ideas that kids can help with.

Honey Mustard Chicken & Veggies
Sheet pan dinners are a busy parent`s best friend. All you need is a sheet pan, some veggies, a protein and your favorite seasonings, and you can have a healthy, home-cooked meal on the table with little-to-no work and clean-up! For this recipe, we tossed the veggies and chicken in a tangy honey mustard sauce for one tasty dinner.

    4 True Goodness® by Meijer™ boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins

      Nutrition information per serving: 302 Calories, 10g fat, 83mg cholesterol, 16g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 33g protein, 155mg sodium

      One-Pot Chicken Lo Mein
      One Pot Wonders are all the rage, and for good reason! What`s easier than throwing everything into a pot (no need to cook the pasta!) and having dinner ready in 20 minutes with little to no work? This recipe for chicken lo mein will have you skipping on take-out and opting for a family-friendly, home-cooked meal instead.

        1 quart True Goodness® by Meijer™ chicken broth

        2 tablespoons olive oil

          Nutrition information per serving:  369 Calories, 9g fat, 56g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 15g protein, 452mg sodium

          Theme Night: What could be more fun than creating a themed dinner for you and your family? There are many themes to choose from - Ethnic meals, breakfast for dinner, or a movie theme. We chose Star Wars - The food is simple and healthy and your children can decorate the table and assist with the prep.

          Star Wars Veggie & Chicken Soup

          Makes approx. 4 servings

              Lightsaber Skewers

              Thread green grapes and other fruits onto short wooden skewers for each person.

              “Ham Solo” Sandwiches

              Whole grain bread

              Reduced fat cheddar cheese slices

              Lean ham slices

              Low fat mayonnaise

                Yoda Soda

                Mix Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green 100% Fruit and Vegetable Juice with Sparkling Water

                Now that you have some delicious recipes to prep, keep your kids engaged at the table with these simple conversation starters: