9 Healthy Meals to Make With the Whole Family
Cooking healthy meals with the family is a lot more fun than cooking alone! As the weather starts to get colder and the snow comes fast, we love reaching for these recipes to really warm us up.
The best part is even with picky eaters, there’s something for the whole family in this list!
1. Tomato Spinach Shrimp Pasta
This tomato spinach shrimp pasta recipe really hits the spot when you’re looking for a light meal that packs a punch of flavor. The Mediterranean-style dish is easy to make and can be ready in under an hour.
Each serving is less than 600 calories, but be careful because there is quite a bit of sodium in this dish. Try switching to unsalted butter, and don’t ass extra salt to help keep this down if you really want to try this dish.
You could also switch the noodles out with a gluten-free brand for someone who can’t eat gluten.
2. Chicken and Potatoes With Garlic Cream Sauce
This one-pan dish is excellent for the night no one wants to do dishes after eating. The crisp chicken, the potatoes, and the spinach give you everything you need for a complete meal all at once.
Each serving is less than 500 calories, which is excellent because you may want to eat more than one. With the whole family working together, you can have this meal on the table in less than an hour.
I love that you can speed up the cooking time by cutting the potatoes into smaller bits, making sure it’s cooked thoroughly and not hard.
3. Turmeric Chicken-And-Chickpea Soup
There’s something about cold winter days that just makes you want to eat a ton of soup. If you’re tired of chicken noodle soup, this turmeric chicken and chickpea soup is just what you need.
Not only is this delicious soup only 314 calories per serving, but you can also make the entire thing in your dutch oven. This soup is packed full of nutrients and antioxidant-rich ingredients to keep your body running in tip-top shape.
4. Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops
When trying to make healthy meals, it can be hard to branch away from chicken and shrimp. That’s why I love this pesto stuffed pork chops recipe to switch things up from time to time.
Each serving is around 335 calories and tastes great with steamed broccoli on the side. It doesn’t skimp on the flavor either; you’re whole family will be full and satisfied after this meal is done.
5. Crock-Pot Beef Stew
Speaking of switching things up, a ground beef crock-pot stew is just what you need for an easy, healthy meal. Picky eaters won’t even notice you put vegetables in this once it’s served to them.
The one downside to this recipe is you have to be ready to make it, as it takes seven hours in the crockpot. If you can do that, though, you can enjoy a full meal that’s less than 300 calories the whole family will love.
6. Omelet Bar
There’s just something so fun about an omelet bar. You get to pick all of your favorite toppings, and everyone gets something that’s good to them.
Just be sure to pick healthy ingredients and pre-cut them up so it’s easy to keep the serving sizes right. Put out the ham, cheeses, peppers, and vegetables for everyone to make their own, then have them help you at the stove as they cook.
This is a great way to get everyone up and active before eating a healthy dinner.
7. Broccoli Casserole
Sometimes, we try to go for meatless nights for the whole family, and this broccoli casserole dish is it. It’s flavorful, healthy, and fun to make!
With just 225 calories per serving, you can easily add a potato side and still keep the meat out of dinner. This dish is also so light you could have it be a healthy appetizer to a larger meal or something you bring to a potluck.
Either way, anyone who eats this is going to ask you for the recipe.
8. Spinach and Broccoli Enchiladas
A nice twist on a classic dish, the spinach and broccoli enchiladas are mouthwateringly delicious.
One enchilada has only 246 calories and is topped with melted cheese to give you a satisfying meal. Pair it with some rice, and you have a healthy meal the whole family will love.
These are also perfect for the nights you don’t want to sacrifice flavor and filling when trying to go meatless.
9. Baked Teriyaki Salmon
Sometimes, salmon can taste a little fishy, but we promise there’s nothing fishy about this recipe. If you’re tired of always cooking salmon with just lemon, this teriyaki take on it is just what you need.
Each salmon serving has just over 500 calories, so you can enjoy your food without worrying about calories.
Try These Healthy Meals Tonight!
Now that you have a variety of healthy meals you can eat with the family, what are you going to try first? We know with a list this great it can’t be easy to choose, so we’d recommend the turmeric chicken and chickpea soup since it’s so warm and easy to make.
If you’re looking for more healthy meals, check out these recipes! If you’re looking for ways to start living healthier, then contact us today! We’ll help you reach your health and fitness goals like we have with so many others just like you!