I am looking for recommendations for a cookbook that has healthful recipes (by healthful – I am looking for little to no processed ingredients, low fat, along those line) that are also simple (short prep time, simple ingredient list) and that would be appropriate for a young family. I love to cook, but now that we have two boys under three it needs to be less time consuming! But I am not willing to buy processed ingredients or otherwise sacrifice quality. My cookbook collection isn’t offering what I’m looking for right now, so I’d love some help! Thanks.
Ellie Kreiger is a registered nutritionist on the Food Network. All her meals are healthy, low fat, and well-balanced. Here’s the link to her website if you’d like to check it out:
Here’s a sample recipe from her website:
***Chinese Chicken Salad***
4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 head napa cabbage, thinly shredded (about 6 cups)
1/4 head red cabbage, shredded (about 2 cups)
1 large carrot, shredded (about 2 cups)
3 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced, greens included (about 1/2 cup)
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts
1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin oranges in water, drained
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce or chili sauce
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil and brush onto chicken breasts. Arrange in a baking dish and bake until juices run clear, about 13 to15 minutes. Remove from oven, cool completely, and cut into 1/4-inch slices.
In a large bowl, combine Napa cabbage, red cabbage, carrot, scallions, water chestnuts, Mandarin orange and sliced chicken. In a separate bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, brown sugar and chili sauce. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. Divide among bowls and top each serving with 2 teaspoons toasted almonds.