June Healthy Recipes 2

Cooked Carrot RecipeThis week I am sharing three recipes that my kids love.  Start your kids eating healthy early and they will develop good eating habits for life. If you think it is too late and your kids will never like their veggies be sure to reintroduce veggies over and over again. I ask my boys to take a couple bites of all the vegetables I make at every meal. They have learned to like some veggies.

The next two recipes have become a favorite in our house.  I heard so much about spaghetti squash and how people are replacing it with pasta so I decided to give it a try.  When you compare one cup of spaghetti squash to a cup of white enriched spaghetti noodles the spaghetti noodles contain 220 calories, 42 grams of carbohydrates, and few nutrients.  A cup of spaghetti squash contains 42 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates, vitamin A, potassium,  and 2 grams of fiber to make you feel full.  Spaghetti squash provides more nutrition with less calories and carbohydrates.  I tried out the spaghetti squash on my husband and three boys the other night and they loved it.  It will be a new staple at our house.  We love the Skinny Alfredo Recipe with our squash but marinara sauce is good too.

Spaghetti Squash

The picture to the left is spaghetti squash with a Skinny Alfredo Sauce.  Alfredo sauce is not without calories but I have run across a recipe that does not contain any cream.  Try this recipe when you are craving alfredo sauce but do not want all the calories. I like to put grilled chicken, fresh garlic, and broccoli in my sauce to liven it up.

Skinny Alfredo Sauce

I would love to hear from you. What are some of your family’s favorite healthy recipes?  You can find more healthy recipes at http://DebGress.com/recipes/