My friend Lindsay started to post every week to encourage families to eat healthier. She titled her posts Food Is Fuel so every week I plan on joining Lindsay and encourage healthy easy meals by posting my own recipes. Lindsay is right though, food is fuel and I fully believe that food doesn’t have to be complicated.
I’m starting this week with my basic go to meal. I always keep fresh veggies and chicken in the house so if I ever am stumped for dinner I know I can use my fall back. There’s something to be said for a basic meal that even kids love that takes 20 minutes to make.
Chicken: Cut it’s pieces and marinate overnight in Annie’s Organic Italian Dressing. Saute in a little olive oil in a pan on the stove. I didn’t cook it enough to brown it because it didn’t need it, perfectly cooked and moist inside.
Asparagus: The old olive oil, pepper, bake at 375 for 15 minutes trick. Perfect every time!
Carrots: Steamed in the rice cooker while rice, or wheat salad, or couscous cooks. Rice makers are under rated, I bought mine at Target for $15 and it’s one of the most used small appliances in my house.I don’t add anything to my carrots, organic carrots are perfect as is. My kids love how sweet they naturally are.
See a good meal doesn’t have to be complicated, and since one of the hardest parts about making dinner is what to make there’s always options. If you’d like to join in every week please feel free to do a post, I’d love to see your healthy and easy dinner ideas.