Back to School Edition!
Mealtimes are not about pleasing our kids, they are about helping them get the nutrition their bodies need from a variety of foods that can only happen when everyone’s eating the same meal in the household.
This is not always easy and during a pandemic seems very difficult.
I can tell you from experience it’s a battle so I have Simplified our “adult” meals to appease even the youngest eaters.
Here is an example of a Simple Kid Friendly Family Weeknight Meal.
Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup of honey
1/2 cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
1 small garlic clove, grated
1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons oil
2 1/2 cups rice ( Brown or White )
1/4 cup of green onions for garnish
Add some steamed veggies of choice and its a complete meal!
Family Friendly Recipe, You can prep this the night before and keep it in the fridge or, make the sauce up to 4 days in advance.
Pound your chicken to 1/4 inch thickness using a meat tenderizer.
Place the chicken in a large gallon zip bag.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey, coconut aminos, garlic, and ginger. Add the marinade to the chicken and seal. Shake the bag to cover your chicken with marinade.
Refrigerate the chicken for at least 30 minutes to 2 hours best overnight for a stronger flavor.
In a skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Work in batches, add the chicken and cook about 3 minutes per side.
Reserve the marinade.
Once the chicken is browned on the outside and cooked through remove from the skillet and set aside.
Pour the reserved marinade in the skillet and bring to a low boil.
Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for about 2 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
Remove the skillet from heat and add the chicken.
Mix well combine.
Serve over the rice add some green onions. We love it with steamed broccoli and carrots, you can even add some mushrooms and onions for the adventurous eaters.