Family Meals: Tips for Nutritious, Delicious Fare (cont.)
Nothing's quicker than a roasted chicken from your local supermarket, served with pre-washed mix greens. And one slice of pizza served with a large garden or fruit salad will both please and nourish your children.
Also, don't be shy about serving breakfast foods, such as French toast and waffles, for the evening meal. They're healthy and kids love the idea of having breakfast at night. Here are some tips for building healthy dinners:
Ready to Stock Your Pantry?
You may not shop for food regularly but you can rustle up a meal in minutes when you keep these basics in the kitchen. Take this shopping list with you on your next trip to the supermarket.
___Canned tuna or salmon
___Grated hard cheese, such as cheddar
___Frozen or canned fruit and vegetables
___Frozen boneless, skinless chicken breast
___Canned beans, such as garbanzo
___Bread crumbs or crushed whole-grain cereal for breading
___Marinara spaghetti sauce
Published August 2005.
SOURCES: Janice Bissex, MS, RD, co-author of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers. Janet Helm, MS, RD, nutrition consultant, Chicago.
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