If you’ve got school-aged children, Halloween can be a very hectic (and sugar-filled) day. Make sure that your kids have bellies filled with a good and healthy meal before they head out for an evening of trick-or-treating. We’ve pulled together a nice collection of easy, healthy meals that you’ll be happy to serve them. From slow cooker recipes, to casseroles to make earlier in the day, to skillet meals, you’re sure to find something new and delicious to try!
- Chicken & Black Bean Tacos from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Chicken Pot Pie (shown, top right)
- Chipotle Chicken Chili
- One-Pot Chicken with Beans and Rice from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Shredded Chicken Tortilla Soup from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Slow Cooked Pulled Italian Chicken with Kale
- Thai Chicken Curry
There’s something eternally comforting about a plate of pasta. Just looking at it sitting in front of you, don’t you immediately feel all warm and fuzzy inside? I know I do, which is precisely why I wish that pasta was the healthiest food on earth so that I could eat it every single day with no regret. Unfortunately, it’s loaded with carbs and it’s not an eat-it-everyday food.
The good news? Some brands of gluten-free pasta are actually better for you than the traditional varieties. Take quinoa pasta for example. Made exclusively with quinoa flour, it’s got more protein and more nutrients. Makes you feel a little better, right?
Not to fear, I’ve got a few more tricks up my sleeve to make the ultimate pasta dish healthy.
Pasta is a quick easy meal the whole family can enjoy. It provides endless opportunities to get creative. You can choose all kinds of cooked noodles, make your own pasta and infuse it with vegetables flavors like carrot and spinach, or even spiralize or shave raw zucchini, squash, or jicama for live pasta dishes, and then create different sauces and toppings.
You can make the experience as simple or exotic as you like.
One of the adjustments to switching to a special diet can be sticker shock. Unfortunately, there is a certain amount of specialty shopping that goes along with the transition to a gluten-free or allergy-friendly diet. These specifically designed items can come with a hefty price tag.
What are some tips to keep your food budget within your household budget?
Keep reading to get Kim’s money-saving tips and an easy pasta recipe