Let’s face it, it can be a difficult task to get kids eating (and enjoying) healthy, organic meals. It’s a challenge we’ve faced as parents to little ones, but there are some fail-safe organic recipes everyone at the table loves. Here are our favorites for you to try at home.
Mexican Shredded Chicken
This recipe is easy to scale up or down depending on how much chicken you have. Typically, for 4-5 chicken breasts you will need 1 jar of salsa. It’s great to add to taco, or, if you’re feeling especially healthy, salads!
You will need
• Chicken breasts
• Organic or homemade salsa
• Tacos or salad
• Taco seasoning and spices to taste
Put organic chicken breasts in a crock pot with organic or homemade salsa.
Cook for 4 hours on high in the crock pot.
Once tender, pull out and shred with forks.
Put shredded chicken back in the crock pot.
Eggs in a Basket
This recipe is a breakfast favorite in our house! It’s quick and so easy to do.
You will need:
• Farm fresh eggs
• Organic bread
• Organic butter (Grass fed)
Butter the toast on both sides.
Use a cookie cutter or knife to cut a hole in the middle of the bread, put in a pan on Medium-High.
Crack your egg into the hole in the bread in the pan.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Flip over after about 1-2 minutes, once the egg starts to cook enough to stay put.
Once opposite side is done pull out of the pan.
Voila! Serve with your favorite organic fruit medley.
Macaroni and Trees
A quirky twist on a classic family meal, this one is a tasty way to get kids eating their dreaded greens!
You will need
• Fusilli pasta
• Broccoli florets
• Unsalted butter
• Shredded cheese
• Low-fat milk
• Salt and pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.
Add broccoli and boil until al dente.
Remove broccoli and add the pasta to the water.
Cook pasta until tender.
Meanwhile, melt your butter over a medium heat. Add two tablespoons of flour, and whisk in milk, salt, and pepper.
Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce the heat, and cook until the mixture thickens.
Stir in some cheese until melted, then remove mixture from the heat.
Combine pasta and sauce in a dish. Add in any remaining broccoli florets and bake in the oven until the cheese begins to bubble.
What are your favorite family recipes? We’re always looking for new ones!