Crunchy chicken fingers, egg rolls, pizza and pasta– these may sound like foods you and your kids typically consume, but the term “healthy” may not come to mind when you think of these. The good news is, many of your family favorites can be prepared healthfully and still taste great thanks to a terrific new cookbook. Keep the Beat™ Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals, created by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in collaboration with David Kamen, a chef and instructor at the Culinary Institute of America, packs in 40 simple, quick to prepare, delicious recipes you and yours will love to prepare and eat! Ideas for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, and dinner are provided, and appealing recipes such as Hawaiian huli huli chicken, Mexican Lasagna, and Wow-y Maui pasta salad are included to bring healthful, nutritious foods with great flavors to your family menu.
Keep the Beat™ was created in partnership with the National Institutes for Health We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) campaign, a national education program designed to give parents, caregivers and entire communities a way to help children stay at a healthy weight.
When you make any of the delicious recipes in the book, please send me a photo to include on my blog; you and your family will be credited, of course! So what are you waiting for? Get cooking with the kids!
Full disclosure: I was given a free cookbook–but with no strings attached!