Fabulous Food - Recipes and Tips for a Busy Household

Let's face it, there's not always enough time in the day to do everything well.  I have to admit I've succumbed to the fast food machine on more than a few occasions after long days of work, rushing my daughter to jujitsu or piano lessons, or any of the many other after-school activities that made our days seemingly never-ending, but I never felt good about it.

If you're like me, you're always looking for quick, healthy tips and recipes that you can feel good about sharing with your family.

Over the years, I've gathered a few good, nutritious recipes or created my own concoctions that meet our need for "fast food" without supporting the fast food industry (and all that comes with it). 

Join me for some food fun...and feel free to post your great time-saving and yummy solutions to our modern "schedule versus healthy food" dilemma.  Let the eating begin!

1 comment:

Calm Creator said...

Okay, here it goes. The first "recipe"...hope you like it!

My "full-meal deal" - Coleslaw with a Kick
(If you can, buy organic and local.)

1 small cabbage
1 med carrot
1/2 small purple cabbage (optional)
1 large apple

Wash and chop into thin strips (Ok - in a pinch, the pre-washed, pre-chopped bag of "coleslaw" works).

1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (roasted and salted)
1/3 cup organic raisins (dark)

(Really, I just grab handfuls and eyeball it to taste.)

Toss cabbage, carrot and apple in a bowl with walnuts, sunflower seeds and raisins.

Add a squeeze of lemon juice and any salad dressing of your choice. (I find the creamy "coleslaw" varieties work well, but you can use a mustard dressing or an olive oil dressing -- whatever your tastebuds fancy.)

This dish is packed full of vitamins and protein and is so good -- all in under 15 minutes (I promise).

If you pre-chop your cabbage and carrot and have it in a bowl in the fridge, this becomes an even quicker dish to prepare -- throw ingredients in a bowl, toss and serve - literally 5 minutes.

For a bit of a kick, I add curry powder and a bit of cilantro. You can really make this your own by throwing in different fruits or nuts. (My mom makes a version of this with oranges and almond slivers.) Enjoy!

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