Once of the best ways to get healthy foods into our family’s diet is adding them to popular dishes. This recipe adds peas to a lower fat macaroni and cheese, helping to boost its nutritional value and adding fiber.
Have you heard of Cowboy Caviar? This particular recipe is power packed with nutrients and fiber, and it makes a great dip as well as a nutritious side dish. Use low sodium canned beans to help reduce sodium content. It tastes even better the second day!
When making stew we typically don’t think of using fish as the protein, but this Spanish-style fish dish served over brown rice is worth a try. Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients—most of them you probably already have in your kitchen, and the fresh herbs and spices are all in the produce department at your local grocery store. It is a delicious, easy, one-pot fish meal!
Who doesn’t like pizza for lunch? This easy snack idea is ready in minutes. Leftovers make a great lunch option too. Let you children individualize their pita pizza by adding their own toppings. Increase the fiber content by choosing whole wheat pita.
Homemade granola bars are a fun snack to make with and for your kids! This recipe is made from fresh ingredients and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives. The recipe can be modified for gluten sensitivity or nut allergies by substituting some of the ingredients.
In need of a simple, healthy appetizer for a get-together? Try this tasty roasted red pepper and cannellini bean dip! Pair with veggie sticks or whole-wheat crackers, or use as a condiment for sandwiches.