healthy meals

Christy - posted on 10/16/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi! I would love suggestions for easy healthy meals - any ideas?

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Dawna - posted on 10/27/2008

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Just posted this on another thread, but this is marvelous. If you are dieting, it is VERY diet friendly, but filling and yummy.

Hearty Turkey Chili:
Cooking spray
1 tsp canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 med garlic cloves, minced
2 med carrots, sliced into thin rounds
1 pound lean ground turkey
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 med tomatoes, chopped (I used a can of diced tomatoes)
1 C. canned tomato sauce
1 C canned chicken broth (Fat free stuff)
1-1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1-1/2 C cooked kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 Med green pepper, chopped (I used a red )
1/2 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
1/4 C chopped scallions (optional)

Coat a large pot with the cooking spray. Place over medium heat. Add oil and onion, saute til onion is soft, ~5-7 minutes. Add garlic and carrots: cook until garlic is softened, about 1 minute. Add turkey, brown meat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 5 minutes, or until no pink remains. Stir to break up lumps

Add chili powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, cumin, tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, vinegar, beans and green pepper: bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat and simmer until meat and vegetables are tender, about 30-45 minutes. Season to taste wiht salt and pepper, garnish with scallions. Yeilds about 1 C/serving, serves 6.

Kerry - posted on 10/21/2008

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Are you in australia christy? Super Food Ideas magazine is great and has some easy doable and tasty recipes, I try a lot of them out on my fussy (autistic) kids and most recipes pass the taste test.
see if you can go to the online recipe pages if you are in another country.

Kerry - posted on 10/21/2008

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Are you in australia christy? Super Food Ideas magazine is great and has some easy doable and tasty recipes, I try a lot of them out on my fussy (autistic) kids and most recipes pass the taste test.
see if you can go to the online recipe pages if you are in another country.

Amy - posted on 10/20/2008

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Michelle - I tried this dish out over the weekend and thought it was great...it was totally easy and Johnny loved it. Thanks a lot!

Michelle - posted on 10/17/2008

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I have a super easy recipe that my family loves! Even though we don't have 6 in our family I still make a lot so my husband and son can take some in their lunch the next day. Can be eaten hot or cold!!

Chicken Pasta Salad
Serves 6

3 Large Chicken Breasts
1 box Penne Rigatte (sp?) Pasta
2 cups fresh raw spinach shredded (The spinach will cook some when added to the warm pasta. It won't be mushy though and you still get all the great nutrition!)
2 Roma tomatoes diced
1 can Black Beans (14 oz)
1 small can sliced olives
1 small white onion chopped and sauteed
Garlic powder, parsley, pepper and lemon juice to taste
Any light vinegar based dressing (I prefer Kraft's sun dried tomato and basil)

Bake the chicken with no seasoning (I usually put mine on 400 degrees and it takes around 25 minutes to cook). Boil the pasta in a big pot. Drain the water. When that's done, put the pasta back in the pot and add all the other ingredients. Dice the chicken and add. Then wet the salad with the light dressing. Not too much dressing! Just enough to add a little flavor and moisture! Season with garlic powder, parsley, pepper and lemon juice. **For convenience you can substitute the sauteed onion for onion powder**

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