Healthy Eating: Week 6, Curry (#52NewFoods)
Posted by Jennifer Lee on February 11, 2012 5 Comments
Winter days call for cozy meals. Load up the healthy ingredients, relax and get ready to enjoy a wholesome, easy dinner that will have your whole family eating healthy -- Slow Cooker Curry from The Family Dinner.
The kids are comfortably settled in school, the holiday rush is over, but life continues to feel frantic. Imagine yourself stumbling into the front door after a long day, groceries and book bags overflowing from your arms. What could me more satisfying than to be greeted by the wonderful aroma of a healthy meal calling, “Dinner’s ready!”? Thank goodness for the slow cooker! My new best friend – he stays home all day, carefully simmering and flavoring our dinner so we can come home to a relaxed meal together as a family. That’s the kind of easy, healthy eating I need.
Feature Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry from The Family Dinner
The Family Dinner is a fantastic source of easy dinner ideas that will get your whole family eating healthy. Adorned with beautiful pictures of delicious and easy recipes, it was hard to pick just one to try! Then I spotted it: Slow cooker curry. Paired with freshly prepared Naan and a side of spicy green beans, chicken curry ranks in the top 10 of my favorite winter dishes. Sadly, it’s been a solitary dish, as my two kids tend to shy away. Could The Family Dinner provide the answer to my food dilemma: How to cook a curry my whole family would love?
Crunch a Color Kids Vote: Delish! (Mom’s side note: jaw dropping)
What we liked: I really couldn’t believe that my picky eater liked this dish. When she bravely tried a “taster”, then asked for a serving, and bellied up to the bar for seconds I knew I had a winner on my hands. The flavor in this dish is mild, making it easy for my kids to love. As for ease, this recipe knocks it out of the ballpark. Prep was under 15 minutes and I came home to a delicious healthy feast my whole family loved. I’m adding this family-friendly recipe to my list of favorites and making a special place on my shelf for this fantastic cookbook.
Next up: Bok Choy
When I arrived home from the hospital as a naïve new mom, my very good friends showered me with meals. It was exactly what I needed, and I continue to pass it forward. Each time I visit a new mom, I bring a helping hand and a hot meal! The most memorable of all those wonderful meals was clay-pot chicken. I hope you’ll tune in next week when we make A Family That Eats Together’s Easy Claypot Chicken. Will it get my kids to try Bok Choy? We'll see!
Craving more new recipes to try? Catch up on last week’s recipe: Sunbutter bites.
About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color™ -- the award-winning game that makes healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she’s giving back to support Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, FoodCorps, and Alice Water’s Edible Schoolyard. Watch her picky eaters tell the story of how they turned into healthy eaters playing the game. Follow @crunchacolor and #52NewFoods to tune into Crunch a Color's healthy eating adventure and Jennifer’s tips and kid-friendly, easy recipes.