Keeping your kids healthy on a time budget can be difficult, which is why so many Vancouver moms reach out to Optimum Nannies and Homecare for a professional that can help with childcare and getting dinner on the table! We know time, and your child’s health, is precious to you so we’ve compiled these four super easy and healthy recipes that are great to use whether you’re on your own for dinner or not.
This paleo-friendly, gluten-free casserole from Be Well By Kelly combines turkey and butternut squash for a sweet and savory meal that bakes in less than thirty minutes! Kids will love the cheesy top layer and texture, and you’ll love all the nutrients and vegetables hidden inside. Made with spinach, tomatoes, celery and onions, this updated classic packs in a hearty meal in one delicious dish.
Breakfast foods should not be banned for dinner! There are so many delicious dishes you can whip up with eggs — and as a great source of protein, choline, and antioxidants they serve as a quick and healthy choice. Need some inspiration? Check out these easy omelets:
Mexican Mania: Tuesday doesn’t always have to be taco night. Instead just add chopped tomatoes, onions, and shredded cheese to your eggs and top with guacamole. (Throw on a splash of hot sauce if you like it spicy!)
Grilled Cheese Hold the Guilt: Forget the fried bread and butter and just add a sprinkle of cheese to the center of your omelet and fold for an ooey-gooey dish minus the extra calories and fat.
So Much More Than a Side (Salad)
Make any salad a main course by adding unexpected elements like fresh fruit or candied nuts that balance out flavors and make for a sweeter salad. Dealing with picky eaters? Don’t let lettuce be a deal breaker. You can trick choosy children into eating their greens by transforming favorite dishes into scrumptious salads. Chicken tenders, fried shrimp, even ravioli can be served on a bed of lettuce. Kids will be much more willing to compromise on eating vegetables when it’s served with their go-to food. You can also experiment with different varieties of greens — like spinach or arugula — until you find a taste kids find more favorable.
Deep-dish pizza is pretty much all bread, and thin crusts tend to be covered in grease but you can have your pizza and eat it too (in less time than it would take to get delivery) by swapping chickpea flour with wheat flour. This easy dough simply requires water, salt, and oil and bakes to a crispy, crunchy consistency. Fitness Magazine tops their version with chicken sausage but the possibilities are endless.
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