I’m Italian so I obviously LOVE Italian cuisine. However, with all the pasta and carbs it can get quite heavy for me. This baked chicken parmesan from skinnytaste.com was absolutely awesome and a lot lighter. I loved it, the hubby loved it and all the kiddos loved it. It will be back on the menu soon! I served it with no pasta (I know, I know, but it was a good portion and didn’t need pasta), garlic green beans and a tossed salad. Delish! Click the link for the recipe so you can enjoy it too! Enjoy!
Now that I am back from vacation and my kids are back on a schedule and routine, we are back to making healthy lunches! So here we goooooo…….
Monday Oct 21: Bailee took a tuna salad sandwich (she would eat these every day if I let her!), carrots and cucumbers with dip, grapes and a homemade pumpkin larabar cookie. For snack: a banana and a homemade chocolate chip granola bar. Bailee also took this exact same lunch to school on Tuesday Oct 22 because she didn’t eat any of it on Monday. Evidently she claims she didn’t have any time to eat, but I think she was probably being to chatty. Either way, no food goes to waste, she took it on Tuesday and it all!!
Wednesday Oct 23: Peanut Butter banana pancake sandwich, string cheese, carrots with dip, cantaloupe and a pumpkin larabar cookie. For snack: a banana and Yoplait yogurt (that I rarely ever buy because of the artificial color and flavor).
Thursday Oct 24: Bailee forgot to bring her lunch bag home Wednesday night so today she had to paper bag it. No fun lunch when you forget your bag at school! So she got a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pretzels, and an apple. For snack: a banana. She was pretty disappointed with this lunch, so I have a feeling she won’t be forgetting her lunch bag again anytime soon!
TGIF!! Today Bailee got the other half of her tuna salad from Monday with Ak Mak crackers, salad, cantaloupe and pumpkin larabar cookie. For snack: homemade chocolate chip granola bar and an apple.
I recently saw a recipe on Pinterest that looked great, but had some negative reviews regarding flavor and being bland. So I decided to take the ingredients and concept of the recipe and make it my own. It turned out fabulous! The whole gang liked it! The chicken was juicy and the beans were super tender! Enjoy!
Baked Chicken and Green Beans
1 lb chicken (whichever you prefer, I used boneless skinless breasts)
1 lb fresh or frozen green beans
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp dried chopped onion (or a chopped fresh onion, I was out of onions so I just added dried and it was good)
1 tsp dried minced garlic or fresh
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish was olive oil. Add chicken and green beans. You could also add some potatoes chopped small if you like. I had some leftover mashed potatoes I served with this meal.
Pour broth over chicken and beans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with onion, garlic and Italian seasoning. Cube butter and place on top. Cover with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes.