Friday, June 24, 2016

6 Picks in June: Hawaiian Chicken!

5th Pick in June!

It's grilling season so I thought I'd share a bbq recipe. Hawaiian chicken is so yummy my family asked for more!! This is one of my new favorites. Don't take my word for it... try it yourself! Read below for the 6 ingredients.

The ingredients are brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, minced garlic and ginger 

Combine ingredients in a bowl using right measurements.  

Place chicken in bag and pour in the sauce marinade. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 6 hours before grilling.

Place chicken on grill let the bbq fun begin. Keep in mind if you don't have a grill you can cook it on the stove or in the oven.  

I decided to throw some pineapple on the grill to go along with the hawiian chicken. 

Grilled Pineapple! YUM!! 

Add other side dishes to get in all your daily nutrients. I added pineapple (fruit), green beans (vegetables), roll (grain) and water! ENJOY  

6th Pick in June... Coming June 30th!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

6 Picks in June: Enchilada Bowls!

             4th Pick in June!

These yummy Enchilada Bowls are a fun way to spice up enchiladas or tacos. Our bodies can often times get sick of the same meals over and over again. By changing up how a meal is cooked can help add variety to our meals. Enchiladas are usually soft while these enchilada bowls are crispy and add a little crunch to the meal. There are endless options of what you can use as the filling for this recipe. I made 3 chicken enchilada bowls and 3 ground beef taco bowls. As toppings I used mixed vegetables (corn, peas, carrots etc) olives and black beans. You could also use different types of beans (kidney, lima etc) green chilles, bell peppers, green onions and so much more!

First place small round tortillas in a muffin dish. Place in oven on 350 for about 10 minutes. Keep in mind you want to keep an opening so you can add the filling later. Cook chicken however you would like (bake, broil etc) then shred. I broiled my chicken on high for about 15 minutes. 

This is what the tortillas should look like after they have been in the oven.

If you want tacos instead of enchiladas cook your ground beef. Then add taco seasoning and about a 1/2 a cup of water. Add meat to the tortillas and add whatever toppings you want! Top with cheese and put in oven to melt the cheese.

Continuing with the enchiladas add the chicken to a pan along with enchilada red sauce. Wait until it comes to a boil. 

Add mixed veggies and beans to the pan and let simmer. 

Spoon the filling into the tortillas bowls, sprinkle with cheese and put in the oven until cheese is melted.

I present Enchilada Bowls!!!

Don't forget to add the other food groups to your meal! I have hummus and carrots (protein/vegetables), apples and blueberries (fruit), and milk (dairy). 

5th Pick in June... Coming June 24th!