Healthy Family Meals
Fried chicken, pizza, and fries are all quintessential kid favorites. Share them with your family and feel good knowing these recipes are good for them.
Solve the daily dilemma of, "What's for dinner?" by making meals that are a lot healthier than they appear.Sloppy Joes, anyone? Prepare the filling in one skillet for a quick weeknight dinner your family will love. Making your own sauce is a reduced-sodium alternative to using canned sauce.
Serve a lightened version of this classic dish with a tossed green salad and sauteed red and green bell pepper strips for a satisfying family-friendly meal.
Soft Chicken Tacos
Kids love tacos. These Soft Chicken Tacos can be spicy or mild, depending on the type of salsa you choose.
Rachel's Special Occasion Lasagna
You can make this dish ahead--just cover and refrigerate or freeze after you've spread the final layer of marinara sauce. Serve with a salad and breadsticks to round out the meal.
Get the flavor of fried chicken but not the fat by browning the chicken in a skillet, then baking instead of deep-fat frying. This technique still yields a crispy crust and moist, juicy chicken.
Skip the delivery and make a healthy sausage pizza for the entire family. With a few on-hand topping ingredients and refrigerated pizza crust dough, prep time is only about 10 minutes.
Let your kids help by allowing them to toss the potatoes in a large zip-top plastic bag with oil and salt before cooking. After baking, toss with garlic-infused butter for a rich flavor.
Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie
Combine refrigerated diced potatoes, baking mix, cooked chicken, and frozen mixed vegetables for a shortcut version of traditional chicken potpie. You'll have supper on the table in less than 45 minutes.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Twirl up a forkful of this Italian favorite on any busy weeknight. The sauce is thin, so if you prefer it thicker, increase the amount of tomato paste.
Baked Potato-and-Broccoli Soup
If you want your kids to eat broccoli, try adding it to a creamy potato soup topped with melted Cheddar cheese and crispy bacon.