Chicken is a popular healthy choice for dinner, and its versatility makes it the perfect go-to-starter for many meals. Why not try:
- Chilli cooked with ground chicken, black beans, stewed diced tomatoes and seasonings (pick your family’s favourite).
- Pan-fried chicken cutlets, served with a baked potato and broccoli.
- A pasta bowl of steamed veggies, such as broccoli with cauliflower, carrots, garlic and basil – tossed with whole grain pasta and cooked chicken
- Tacos with cooked shredded chicken, lettuce and tomato with taco sauce
Time saving tip: keep your family’s favourite recipes in a binder or folder that’s easily photocopied. Keep a copy in your car so when you’re dashing into the grocery store during the week , you can just glance at it, pick up what you need and you’re set.
Many families switch up their go-to recipes four times a year. In the summer life is more casual, and it’s easy to barbeque. In September, it’s back to school – menu planning can really help you get back into more of a routine. You really have to plan ahead, making sure you can use leftovers in some of your meals.
Make it easy on yourself! That way it’s much faster to get dinner on the table, get everyone fed and enjoy your time together before it’s on to sports practice, homework and everything else that needs to be done to be ready for the next day.
Until next time, keep well,
Judy Foodie (Judy Scott Welden)