Most kids aren?t counting calories, but when Mom and Dad are, it?s nice to be able to cook one meal instead of a first one to satisfy the kids and then another to fit into your ?healthy plan?. So here we?ve given you some ?kid tested and kid approved? recipes that will accomplish both!! Cook just one meal that the kids will eat AND will fit into your plan.
By using ingredients kids recognize and love, and skinnying up some kid favorites like ...
Most kids aren’t counting calories, but when Mom and Dad are, it’s nice to be able to cook one meal instead of a first one to satisfy the kids and then another to fit into your ‘healthy plan’. So here we’ve given you some ‘kid tested and kid approved’ recipes that will accomplish both!! Cook just one meal that the kids will eat AND will fit into your plan.
By using ingredients kids recognize and love, and skinnying up some kid favorites like Sloppy Joes and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches you’ll get your kids eating healthy, lower fat, nutritious dishes. Whip these up in no time and the whole family will enjoy a no-guilt, scrumptious meal.
Included in the eBook are breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks that kids love. What kids doesn’t love Rice Krispie treats, popcorn, pancakes, pizza, pasta, French toast and grapes!?! With a little creativity and by skinnying up the ingredients, these meals can be healthy and lower calorie. And none of the recipes take long to prepare. They use simple ingredients, are easy to make and are great additions to your standard go-to recipes.
Have the kids help out a bit in the kitchen – even if they are just garnishing a plate before serving, they feel they took a part in it and are braver about trying new things. Don’t call these dishes HEALTHY or DIET. Just serve ‘em up and watch them disappear!
Along with our eBooks, you will have full support from the author via the blog or the Facebook fan page. Have an ingredient you are not quite sure about - just ask. Is there a technique in the recipe instructions that you are not familiar with – just ask the chef! Join the 400 Calories or Less community and learn great new ways to help achieve your weight loss goals.
Check out our other eBooks by 400 Calories or Less for more great recipes including Dinners from around the World, Holidays and Entertaining, and Summer Fun. We bet that many of the recipes will please your kids as well!
Hi my name is Aileen and it’s great to see you here sharing my recipes. I have been cooking since I was a teen. My Mom put a home cooked meal on the table every night and so do I (it’s a challenge when you work full time, but it is well worth it!). I love food – I love making it, I love eating it. I love how it brings people together. My most favorite thing to do is share a meal with family and friends. And we often end up talking about other food while we are eating this food.
There’s pretty much nothing I can’t make, though I really prefer cooking savory meals to baking. I have made it all from scratch at one time or another and still cook mainly this way. I have a discerning palate and a taste for spicing things just the right way. My recipes are definitely not bland and that helps when creating satisfying meals – your mouth knows it ate after it’s done with one of my meals.
I was blessed with a great metabolism and for years and years ate anything I wished without gaining an ounce. From 35 forward I gained a few pounds here and a few pounds there and then after age 40 my metabolism came to a screeching halt and I could just not get off the compounded weight with just plain exercise. A drastic plan was needed….so here I am, 40 something and trying to make my world right by creating recipes that satisfy yet still fall into a healthful lifestyle.