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Is This A Healthy Dinner ? A New Babyminding Series!

Posted Apr 29 2010 6:02pm

DSC00450We are beginning a new series at Babyminding called “Is This A Healthy Dinner?” That’s right! I’m going to tell you what I feed my kids for dinner and let you tell me if it’s healthy according to your standards. Seems like everyone has a different version of what’s healthy these days. For some, it just means skipping that second burger at the nearest fast food restaurant. For another, it’s eating strictly vegetarian or organic. For others, it’s a the traditional hunter/gatherer meal. For me, “healthy” generally means following the good ol’ food pyramid with a de-emphasis on the dairy. We love cheese and the occasional yogurt, but we don’t generally drink milk . Dinner time can mean family time, so here is my simple, healthy version of dinner:

Thursday Night Dinner – Total prep and cook time: 20 minutes
Whole wheat cheese quesadillas cooked in olive oil and a little butter (sometimes I add leftover chicken or steak)
Steamed broccoli with a little butter and sea salt
Apple slices

Dessert
Cinnamon Rice Chex and a few dark chocolate chips

Both kids gave this quick dinner a thumbs up! Tell me, do you think this is a healthy dinner? Feeding kids quick, healthy meals is one of my biggest challenges as a parent. What did your family have for dinner tonight? Babyminding wants to know! With all we have to do as parents, sharing quick, healthy meal ideas makes sense. I love having go-to meals when I’ve run out of time and have two hungry children so we can avoid take out and fast food.

Coming up soon Babyminding will review a cookbook from The Holistic Moms Network called Many Paths, One Journey to Health. It contains recipes for all types of diets in one book, from gluten free to vegetarian to traditional. Stay tuned! More dinner ideas to come…

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