More Side Meals & Dishes Picks
Kids and adults alike love hamburgers, but making a healthy meal with hamburgers as the main course can take a little creativity. The good news is that kid-friendly side dishes don't need to be complicated, expensive or time-consuming. A quick trip through your grocer's produce aisle will provide you with a wealth of ingredients to create delicious and healthy side dishes your family will enjoy.
In Spanish, “fajita” means little belt or little strip, a reference to the small strips of meat that make up this Tex-Mex favorite. Fajitas cook fast, making them a great choice for weekday meals for busy families. Save some time by marinating the chicken strips before heading off to work in the morning. While the chicken cooks, prepare the side dishes. Serve all of the toppings and side dishes in separate bowls so that your family and guests assemble their own meals. With a variety of extras, each person can create a combination she will thoroughly enjoy.
The USDA recommends that people fill half their plate with vegetables, another quarter with lean protein and the final quarter with whole grains. Figuring out how these recommendations fit with a one-dish meal to achieve a healthy balance of nutrients can be a little tough. The easiest solution: prepare your ingredients to these proportions and feed your family a nutritionally balanced meal with every serving.