Kid’s Rock!Posted: February 21, 2012
Per request: Quick, easy, kid friendly recipes. No food intolerances or allergies were stated so the below recipes are “standard” but you could easily substitute ingredients (if need be). I don’t normally post recipes with dairy or meat but I made an exception today. I’m a sucker for kids. :)
*I would recommend using organic poultry, grass-fed beef, almond or rice milk and gluten-free pasta. Limit the “cream of” soups as much as possible.
SLOW COOKER TURKEY BREAST
1 Turkey Breast
Place the turkey in slow cooker. Sprinkle with parsley, paprika and garlic powder.
Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours.
*Don’t add any liquid; the turkey makes its own juices.
SLOW COOKER SALSA CHICKEN
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package reduced sodium taco seasoning
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup (condensed)
*You can try not using the mushroom soup
Add chicken to slow cooker
Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken
Pour salsa and soup over chicken
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours
Serve with rice
*Try using half the packet of taco seasoning to reduce sodium content.
*If you are preparing for a family, you will probably want to double the recipe.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook pasta according to directions.
In a skillet, cook beef until brown over medium heat. Drain excess fat from meat.
Add spaghetti sauce and pasta to browned beef. In a three-quart casserole dish layer meat mixture, followed with the cheese, repeat.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
*You can try adding mushrooms to ground beef.
CREAMY TOMATO PASTA (My daughter’s favorite)
One box of penne Pasta
Two cans of fat-free Tomato Soup
2 ounces of milk (may need to add a little more)
8 ounces “light” herb & garlic cream cheese (you can use plain as well)
Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain well and return to pan.
Add in soup, milk and cream cheese, heating gently, stirring until hot.
BAKED CHICKEN AND RICE (My mom’s recipe)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery coup
1 pkg. onion soup mix
2 cups uncooked minute rice
1 can mushroom slices (optional)
4 to 6 pieces uncooked chicken breast
Mix cream of chicken and cream of celery soup, 2 cups rice, mushrooms and ½ package onion soup mix together. Spread in bottom of 9X13 inch pan. Place chicken breast on top of rice mixture. Sprinkle remaining dry onion soup mix over top of chicken. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 1 and ½ to 2 hours.
CHICKEN TORTELLINI CASSEROLE
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 cups broccoli florets
1 jar Alfredo sauce (low-fat)
1 package (10 ounce) precooked chicken breast strips
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and return to pot. Add the broccoli, Alfredo sauce and chicken. Stir gently to combine. Pour into a baking dish. Top with the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serves four.
Below are a few more ideas that follow the Vitamin De rules. :)
Hope you have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY! :)