Brussels Sprouts your kids will eat

Vegetables are something I like to make sure are a part of our diet, however getting me or the baby to eat them takes works. This recipe allows you a sweet version but keeps the nutrients. Give it a try I am sure your children will agree 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 Broccoli
  • 2T Soybean oil
  • 2T Teriyaki Marinade
  • 1T minced garlic

Instructions:

  1. Cut off ends of Brussels sprouts and cut in half
  2. Cut Broccoli in half (unless already small)
  3. Place Soybean, Teriyaki marinade and minced garlic in frying pan
  4. Saute on medium for 10 minutes

Add Vegetables to frying pan of wet ingredients

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Saute on medium for 10 minutes

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Crispy Baked Pork Chops

Pork chops are not only delicious but healthy. This recipe allows you that crunchy outside but soft moist inside without frying. We had a tiny meltdown from the miniature during this meal. but was still able to tackle it thanks to the simple ingredients. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Oil (I used Avocado)
  • 2-4 Pork Chops
  • Bread Crumbs

Instructions:

  1. Place 1T of oil per pork chop in frying pan heat on High
  2. Dip Pork chops in bread crumbs
  3. Place pork chops onto hot frying pan
  4. Sear each side for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Place frying pan in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes (Make sure your frying pan has no rubber pieces, if so place in 8×8 baking dish)

Dip pork chops into breadcrumbs

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Coat both sides

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The melt down

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Sear in frying pan of oil for 1-2 minutes each side

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Bake 350 for 15 minutes

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ENJOY

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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Everyone loves mashed potatoes, but nobody loves the calories that come along with it. Cauliflower mashed potatoes are an easy way to get that craving, but also get your veggie intake as well. They are so great your husband will even love them! I used a food processor although a blender will work it may just be a bit chunkier, still amazing.

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower head
  • Chicken bouillon (can opt out if you do not have on hand)
  • 1T cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 1T minced garlic
  • 1T Italian Seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Cut Cauliflower into medium size pieces
  2. Place cut cauliflower and chicken bouillon in medium size pot of water and boil (6-7 minutes)
  3. While cauliflower is boiling place, cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic and Italian seasoning in food processor or blender
  4. Strain cauliflower and squeeze remaining water out with paper towels (careful its hot do not let cool)
  5. Place cauliflower in food processor
  6. Mix until smooth

Place Cut Cauliflower and bouillon into pot of water

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Add remaining ingredients into food processor

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Strain Cauliflower and press with paper towels

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Place cauliflower in food processor and mix

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ENJOY!

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

These are my ultimate go to muffins that make for a great quick breakfast on the go, or even a late night treat. I originally got these muffins from Skinny Taste, which you can find here http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/04/whole-wheat-blueberry-muffins.html She used blueberries for her muffins, which I have also done but strawberries and chocolate chips is what I was craving!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup cut Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix Whole Wheat flour, sugar, baking soda and salt
  2. Mix melted butter, Applesauce, Beaten egg and vanilla in small bowl
  3. Add to Dry ingredients and mix well
  4. Fold in Strawberries and Chocolate chips

Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. This works for both regular muffin pan or large muffins

Mix Dry Ingredients

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Add Wet Ingredients to dry mix

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Fold in Strawberries and Chocolate chips

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I made 6 large and 6 Small with this batter

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Foil Packet Salmon and Veggies

Salmon is perfect for when you forgot to take something out the night before; throw it in some cold water and 10 minutes later its ready to cook. Now when I am feeling lazy I like as simple and easy as possible; but healthy as well. This meal can be made in foil for the oven no dirty dishes needed. Serve with some brown rice for another delicious side dish.

Ingredients: Salmon Pouch

  • Salmon Filet
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Lemon

Ingredients: Veggie Pouch

  • Cut up veggies (I used Broccoli and Zucchini)
  • Ranch Seasoning (As much as you like I went light)
  • Oil (I used Avocado Oil)

Instructions: Salmon

  1. Place Salmon on piece of foil
  2. Season with Garlic Salt and Pepper
  3. Place lemon slices on top (I used 2)
  4. Cover with another piece of foil and fold together like a pocket

Instructions: Veggies

  • Place cut veggies on piece of Foil
  • Season with Ranch seasoning
  • Place Lemon on top (I used 1 slice)
  • Drizzle with Oil
  • Cover with foil and fold together like a pocket

Bake both Salmon and Veggies at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Season Salmon add lemon on top

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Season cut veggies add lemon

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Cooked Salmon

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Cooked Veggies

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Enjoy!