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
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
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: