E.V. asks from Spring Hill, KS on March 13, 2009
Looking for Healthy Easy Recipes
Hello. Im looking for easy recipes on the healthier side. Im tired of feeding my son the same stuff. Seems like Im always making spagetti or tacos or grilled chicken. I need help. Im not the best cook so EASY is somthing I need! Thanks.
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Thanks ladies. I am going to the library to check out a few books. Im excited to start hopefully cooking more things for my family!!
C.M. answers from St. Louis on March 13, 2009
L.K. answers from Kansas City on March 14, 2009
Good for you for wanting to give your little guy a healthy start in life!!
My thing is all about making healthier food choices because the food choices we make today determine the diseases, or not, we develop tomorrow! I wish I would have known then what I do now about the health effects of the chemicals in our food or our food like products we put in our mouth. True food, in my opinion is made by God and nature.
As a wellness educator I try to teach the benefits of eating real, whole food. BUT I often hear that people don't know how to cook, don't have time to cook, or if they do, they just want something easy like you asked. But again, most of the quick, easy dishes are usually full of packaged processed foods full of chemicals and not really very nutritious.
I've actually been working with a local chef in developing some quick, easy, family friendly, HEALTHY cooking classes and recipes. I'd be happy to include you next time we have one. I also just recently discovered Wildtree Foods and Herbs.
I don't have an official website yet, but if you check out www.wildtree.com you can read about the products. In a nutshell, the products were developed by a single working mom several years ago whose kids had food allergies and sensitivities. She found looking for chemical free/additive free foods was challenging at best so she just started playing with herbs and spices and now has developed a whole product line of "convenience" foods that are great! I recently turned a fiend/neighbor on to them because she is recovering from breast cancer and now is more aware of the health benefits of fresh whole foods but doesn't like to "cook." She says the wildtree foods are huge in her house because she "cooks" but it's quick, easy and good. Both teens in her house love it!
Anyway, I'm bad at not really following recipes but I can tell you how I roast some veges and a couple of crockpot things I do. Just remember fresh is best!
In good health,
J.P. answers from Kansas City on March 13, 2009
I am a huge fan of "9x13 - The Pan That Can" cookbook and Rachel Ray's 30 minute meals program (and cookbook). I usually get cookbooks from the library and check them out before I actually invest, but these are ones that I bought.
T.J. answers from Kansas City on March 17, 2009
I use kraft foods : http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/HealthyLiving/HealthyLivingL.... all of it is very easy and yummy too.
L.S. answers from Topeka on March 15, 2009
I make stir-fry a few times per week. My kids love it! I usually use a few cups of chopped multi-colored peppers and yellow onions and about 1 lb of chopped boneless skinless chicken breasts. I stir fry the chicken first in a little canola oil on med-hi to hi heat until cooked through and then I set it aside. Stir fry the veggies until crisp-tender usually 6-7 minutes and then I add the chicken and about 1/4-1/2 cup of stir fry sauce (you can find this near the soy sauce at the store) Let that simmer for a minute or so. Serve over rice. Yummy!