It can be hard to make sure that everyone in your family, especially your children, gets everything they need from their diets. After all, there are vending machines in schools from which kids can grab all kinds of junk food, and you and your partner are probably guilty of skipping breakfast or grabbing a burger and fries for lunch. At the very least, you need to make sure you’re getting a truly healthy meal every day, and what better way to do that than a delicious dinner with your family.

Although you can’t always control what you eat throughout the day, you can make sure your family eats a healthy, protein- and vitamin-rich dinner that everyone will enjoy. In this article, you’ll find some delicious recipes that are sure to be a hit with the whole family, and the kids won’t mind that you’re feeding them healthy food!

Incorporate protein into your meals

If your children are picky eaters, and many are, you probably have a hard time getting them to eat everything they need. Try putting some protein powder supplement in your meals. Many protein supplements are available unflavored, so your kids won’t even know you put them in your mac and cheese, scrambled eggs, and even smoothies.

Here’s a complete Italian dinner you can make in less than an hour and a half that your whole family will love. It’s packed with healthy ingredients, including protein supplements, and the kids will love it!

I love those veggies Salad to dip your fingers in

Many kids don’t eat salad because they don’t like the look of the dressing on it. Everyone knows that kids love to dip their food, so serve their salads as large veggies they can pick up, with a side of dressing/dip they can use to dip the veggies in.

– Romaine lettuce
– cucumber, sliced
– Carrot sticks
– Cherry tomatoes
– Celery stalks

Dressing/Dip: Mix your favorite salad dressing with a couple of scoops of protein powder and some cream cheese for a delicious thick, creamy, and protein-packed dip.

Garlic Bread with Herbs and Cheese

Whenever you go out to eat Italian, you are always served fattening breads. Here’s a recipe for garlic bread that’s low in calories and high in protein, but doesn’t skimp on flavor:

– Whole wheat dinner rolls
– 1/4 cup light margarine
– 2 Fresh Garlic Cloves
-Parsley
– Grated Mozzarella Cheese
– Grated Parmesan cheese

Melt the margarine with the garlic, cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, until the garlic softens. Strain. Cut the rolls in half and spread garlic butter on each half. Sprinkle with parsley and cheeses, and set aside for now. Cheese and whole grains are loaded with protein.

Protein-packed spaghetti and meatballs

Everyone loves spaghetti, and you can make it at home so that it is not only delicious, but also extremely healthy. This recipe is loaded with protein, along with many essential vitamins and nutrients. If you don’t tell kids that the sauce is made from fresh vegetables, they’ll never know the difference. This sauce can also be used to make delicious pizzas, and it tastes even better if you cook it a day or two ahead and let the flavors settle.

spaghetti sauce

– 5 good size tomatoes
– 4 or 5 Fresh Garlic Cloves
– 1 Can of Tomato Paste
– Sliced ​​onion
– 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
– Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Italian Seasoning, to taste
– 2 bay leaves
– 2 scoops of protein powder, unflavored

Puree everything but the onions and bay leaves in the blender. It is not necessary to peel the tomatoes, as the skin will dissolve during the cooking process. Transfer the puree to a pot and add the onions and bay leaves. Heat over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes.

dumplings

– 1 pound ground beef
– 1/2 cup of crushed whole grains
– 2 tablespoons of spaghetti sauce
– Salt, pepper and other seasonings to taste

Mix all ingredients and form into two-inch round balls. Place in an oven-safe glass baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and add the spaghetti sauce and some of the whole wheat spaghetti that you cooked while the meatballs were baking. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Serve with garlic bread.

Don’t forget dessert!

There are all kinds of delicious desserts that you can serve your family without feeling guilty. In fact, you can substitute many ingredients with some of your favorite recipes for healthier ones. For example, if you have a cake or cookie recipe that calls for oil or margarine, use applesauce instead. The taste of applesauce is imperceptible and it is much healthier than oil. You can also add protein-rich nuts and other healthy treats like raisins and dates to the many cookies, cakes, and squares your family will be begging you to make all the time.

Protein-Packed Oatmeal Trail Mix Cookies

These deliciously chewy cookies aren’t just a great dessert. They’re packed with protein and other nutrients, and can also be used for mid-afternoon and late-night snacks, as well as desserts. Make them on the weekend so you have plenty of desserts and snacks for the whole week.

– 3 cups of quick oats
– 2 cups flour
– 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
– 1 cup of white sugar
– 1 cup of packed brown sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 2-3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
– 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
– Pinch of salt
– 1 1/2 cups Trail Mix: unsalted nuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, chocolate chips

Beat the butter and both sugars together in a bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and add the vanilla. Then, add the dry ingredients and chill the dough in the fridge for one hour. Shape into balls, place on a greased baking sheet, and flatten with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Let cool on a wire rack and serve with a large glass of skim milk.

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