Sunday, July 21, 2013

Scrumptious Sunday

On the hunt for mostly healthy kid-friendly recipes?

Apricot-Glazed Chicken Breasts


1/2 cup apricot preserves
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small microwavable bowl, mix preserves, lemon juice, soy sauce and onion powder. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
Place chicken on grill; cover grill. Cook with medium heat 5 minutes. Turn chicken;
Spoon about 1 teaspoon preserves mixture over each breast. Cook covered 5 to 8 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
Microwave remaining preserves mixture on High 30 to 45 seconds or until hot. Spoon over chicken before serving.

Nutrition Info:

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories 250 (Calories from Fat35)
Total Fat 3.5g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g)
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 520mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 20g)
Protein 25g;
% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet:
Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6%

Honey Mustard Glazed Carrots


1 bag (1 lb) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper


In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup water to boiling. Add carrots.
Cover; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Add carrots; toss lightly to coat.

Quick & easy! A simple way to dress up boring carrots. I'm not really a fan of carrots myself but this sounds yummy!

Nutrition Info:

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories 80 (Calories from Fat 25)

Total Fat 2.5g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g)
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 190mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars9g)
Protein 0g
% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet):
Vitamin A 250%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 2%; Iron 0%

Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt Pops


2 containers (6 oz each) of 99% fat free yogurt
2 cups cut-up fresh fruit of your choice
1 tablespoon honey


In blender, place all ingredients. Cover; blend until smooth.
Divide mixture among 6 (5-oz) paper cups. Cover cups with foil; insert craft stick into center of each pop. (Or fill ice pop molds)
Freeze about 6 hours or until frozen.

Nutrition Info:

Serving Size: 1 Pop
Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 5)
Total Fat 1g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g)
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 35mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars17g)
Protein 3g
% Daily Value (based on a 2,000 calorie diet):
Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium15%; Iron 0%

Make it a meal! Add brown or white rice to your Chicken & Carrots and have the Frozen Pops for dessert! Mostly healthy, kid-friendly, & yummy!!