One of my New Year's Resolutions is to figure out some new recipes to feed my family.
Because lately I'm in a rut. We have some good tried and true recipes that we all love (I've put a whole slew of them in this blog, click HERE to scroll through some of them that I remembered to label...), but it's time to branch out a little bit.
The goal is healthy eating. We all need a swift kick into gear around here to detox from all the crazy holiday eating.
I'm going to challenge myself to get going on my green smoothies (lots of recipes back in this post comments back HERE), and to get to the farmer's market at least twice a month and get a whole bunch of veggies to try new things with.
Please send ideas my way because I'm bound and determined to get my kids to crave the good stuff more. (And me too.)
It helps push me to try new things to post them here so I'm going to try to be more regular about my Thursday recipes.
This first one isn't really a recipe though, just another ploy to get my family to like hummus more because I adore that stuff. And apparently it's not too shabby for your health (see reasons here).
We needed something quick in between Grace's cheerleading, Claire's gymnastics and the piano recital last night so I decided it would be a perfect night to put the hummus ingredients my sister-in-law left here to use and whip up my own recipe to go in mediterranean sandwiches.
The hummus recipe I tried was good but not my favorite so I'm not posting it here (I only put stuff our whole family devours on here). But there are a ton of good looking recipes google (which I intend to try), and almost all of them need the exact ingredients.
I stuck a few frozen chicken tenderloins (from Costco) in a pan with a little water, onion, garlic, and Greek seasoning and let them cook with the lid on while I whipped up the hummus.
Note to self for next time: as much as I adore our Vitamix, it doesn't do the trick very well as a food processor. Some day maybe I'll get one of those, but for now this has to do the job.
By this time I had turned the chicken, seasoned a little more and it was so tender it came apart perfectly for our sandwiches.
So we loaded them up with this bread from Costco warmed in the oven:
...and slapped a little hummus and veggies on there and ate.
My kids are still not head-over-heels about hummus though, dang it!
They ate up their sandwiches, but were even more excited about putting cinnamon sugar on the remaining warm bread for dessert.
I guess better luck on the hummus love next time:)
In the meantime, if you have any great tried and true recipe ideas, send them on over!