Thursday, June 30, 2016

6 Picks in June: Stuffed Shells!

6th Pick in June!

The Stuffed Shells recipe contains 4 of the 5 food groups... grains, protein, dairy and vegetables. I have made this dish for children and they even liked it.

Boil water and add in the jumbo size noodles.

While the noodles are boiling start cooking your meat. Once the meat is cooked add in red sauce. Use anything you have on hand such as prego, ragu, tomato sauce, tomato paste + water + oregano. Often times i'll add in salsa in addition to the red sauce. 

Add 1 can of beans and 1 cup of mixed vegetables. Let it simmer until noodles are done.

From the meat sauce spread a thin layer on the bottom of the baking dish. This keeps the noodles moist and doesn't burn at the bottom. Place noodles in the backing dish and spoon meat sauce into the pasta jumbo shells. Any extra meat sauce add to the bottom of the pan. Cover with tin foil and place in oven for 40 minutes on 350.

The last 10 minutes remove tin foil and spread a 1/2 cup of cheese over the top. After 10 minutes remove from the oven, serve and enjoy!

Here is the Full Recipe! I halved the recipe because I only cook for two. 

To make a full meal I added a salad (vegetable), peach yogurt (fruit, dairy) and water!

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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!