I am all for trying new recipes and experimenting with flavors because after all that is why cooking and eating brings so much pleasure to me. But I am also a mother of 3 so I need to know what staples to always have on hand, to create a guaranteed crowd pleaser ( that doesn’t consist of nuggets or buttered noodles).
We all know our families or our individual tastes that we enjoy. I urge you to tap into those flavors or individual food items and try to create a simple, nutritious, quick meal; you might just find a winner that you can incorporate into your weekly or bi-weekly menu planning.
Some staples for me are chicken or beef stir-fry with broccoli, carrots, bell pepper, snap peas with either rice noodles, brown rice or quinoa; or taco salad with ground turkey, black & pinto beans, corn, cherry tomatoes. I make sure to have a fridge stocked with fresh veggies because then I feel I can make a quick nutritious dinner with whichever protein I have in the house.
I also usually have salsa, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, grainy mustard, and jams (apricot and blackberry are my favorite staples to have). With these condiments I can turn a boring skinless boneless chicken breast into a mouth-watering entrée.
I understand the challenges of trying to put not only a nutritious meal in front of yourself or your family each night but you want to make it a pleasurable experience. After all, food is not just fuel for our body’s but an entire experience that shapes our relationship either healthy or unhealthy with food.
If you have an unhealthy relationship with food today or are challenged in the meal planning and preparation area please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together I am confident that we can turn the page and create a healthy relationship with food for you and your family.
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