Feeding the Family - Healthy and Easy Recipes



One of the most important responsibilities single moms have is to feed their families.

Well, we'll try to make it a little easier with some quick and easy tips and recipes that will save you some kitchen time and frustration in the future.

Whatever the means are, single moms try hard to feed their kids healthy meals, while teaching them how to make the right and healthy food choices. This section also brings you recipes for healthy dishes, as well as tips on how to cook healthy meals. Get the kids involved in cooking. It is fun and it helps them learn to cook.

Keep in mind that parents play a major role in the development of a child's eating habits and tastes. Food attitudes of parents are the strongest predictors of food likes and dislikes for children. Studies also show that family meals promote healthy eating habits and higher consumption of vitamins and minerals.

Rose Water Flan

Here is an easy and savory Flan recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients For caramel: 100 grams sugar and 2 tablespoons water For the cream: 400 ml of milk, 100 grams sugar, 2 whole eggs and 2 yolks, a tablespoon of vanilla, one tablespoon of rose water Preparation Heat the milk with the sugar until the sugars dissolves, but be careful not to bring it to boil. Mix in a  Read More »

Chicken Salad with Tarragon and Roasted Bacon

INGREDIENTS: 2 slices of bacon, roasted 3.5 oz fresh or frozen peas 1 large avocado, diced 3.5 oz baked chicken grilled, broken into pieces 1 stalk of Apio celery, sliced plus the leaves 2 teaspoons tarragon, chopped 5 green onions, thinly sliced FOR DRESSING 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon  Read More »

Banana Pancakes

Pancakes will definitely win some fans with this easy recipe, especially since there are only two ingredients needed: bananas and eggs. The rest is magic! This great recipe is tailored made for those who have culinary restrictions, are on diet, or simply for those who are not into complicated recipes! The ingredients are gluten free, diary free and low calories.  Read More »

Greek Chicken Pasta

If you are looking for a quick, easy to cook, delicious and flavorful dinner here it is: Ingredients: 2 crushed cloves of garlic 1 package (16 ounce) linguine pasta or any other pasta 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 large tomato, chopped 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast chopped into bite-size pieces 1 (14 ounce) can marinated artichoke hearts, chopped and  Read More »

Buttermilk Baked Chicken

The secret to any good fried chicken recipe is a buttermilk marinade. The acidity of buttermilk helps tenderize the chicken, and offers a pleasantly tangy flavor. Moist and crispy, the golden chicken is excellent right out of the oven, but it’s also delicious when it is cold. For best results, marinate the chicken for a couple of days, so get  Read More »

Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

Sarmale

Ingredients: 1 lb ground pork, 1 lb ground beef, 1/2 lb smoked bacon, 2 onions, one cabbage (brined or fresh), 1 lb fresh tomatoes or tomato sauce, thyme, dill, bay leaves. Preparation Peel two onions, chop finely, and simmer in a tablespoon of oil in a covered saucepan until it becomes glassy. Add 2/3 cup of rice previously held a  Read More »

Ten Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Ten Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving provides the perfect opportunity to make healthier choices for your family meal. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, suggests the following tips to ensure a healthy and delicious Thanksgiving meal: 1. Start small: When it comes to Thanksgiving, the biggest concern is not just WHAT you are  Read More »

Basic Crepes

Basic Crepes with Blackberries, Blueberries and Chocolate Glaze

Makes 6 crepes Crepes are surprisingly easy to make. The trick is to make sure the batter coats the bottom of the pan evenly and that your heat isn’t too high. These light wraps can be used to bundle up anything from ham and cheese to peaches and yogurt to sautéed mushrooms. Experiment with different fillings and try them for  Read More »

Banana Shake

Banana Shake

Bananas are your richest source of resistant starch, which is one reason this shake is such a slimming way to start your morning. If you are not a breakfast eater, shakes are also an easy way to get the RS you need without feeling stuffed. Prep Time: 5 Minutes Makes: 1 serving Ingredients: 1 banana 12 ounces low-fat milk 2  Read More »