You might have decided to start eating healthier in 2018, but that doesn't mean your children are onboard with your new diet. Fixing nutritious dinners that satisfy their cravings but still meet your calorie and nutrition goals can be challenging. That's why we've rounded up five great dinners that are low-cal, healthy, but still kid-friendly. Let us know which ones you might try, and if you have other dinner ideas, leave the recipes in the comments!
3-Ingredient Hummus-Crusted Chicken
This versatile chicken recipe by Bailey at Simply Sissom is incredibly easy to follow and produces a meal that sneakily tastes quite a bit like chicken nuggets. Pair the meat with some broccoli and a starch, then voila! You've got a healthy meal that your kids will chow down on and that you'll be able to enjoy without feeling guilty.
Easy Healthy Chicken Lo Mein
What kid (or adult) doesn't like some yummy noodles with a few veggies and chicken? Skip the caloric Chinese takeout and try this recipe by Andie Mitchell. The tasty sauce and Shirataki noodles will earn the appreciation of the whole family without ruining your healthy eating trend.
Skinny Lasagna Rolls
One can never go wrong with a scrumptious Italian dish, especially when cooking for the whole family. Olivia from Primavera Kitchen took a traditionally fattening dish and created a healthier but equally-delicious version. Her lasagna recipe will warm you right up but contains nutritious ingredients like whole wheat noodles and part-skim cheese.
Delicious Cauliflower Pizza
Pizza. It's one of the only foods that everyone loves, regardless of age. Unfortunately, it can also be a very fattening and greasy food. That's why One Good Thing by Jillee has come up with a recipe for cauliflower pizza crust that's gluten-free but simple to make. Add the cheeses and toppings of your choice, then present your masterpiece proudly to the family.
One-Pan Tomato Spinach Tortellini
Pasta is always a safe choice, especially when cooked with flavorful tomato sauce and cheese. This tortellini recipe by Eat Well 101 requires minimal effort but is sure to impress with its amazing taste. If your picky eaters won't like the tomatoes and spinach in the recipe, serve them a little extra pasta and take the nutritious ingredients for yourself.