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This easy dinner recipe is made possible with product samples from Salba Chia but all opinions expressed are my own.
I try very hard to eat healthy on a semi regular basis. I provide healthy snacks like fruit and yogurt for my kids, we eat veggies at least once a day and we limit fast food to the occasional busy lunchtime treat. However, my kids are just like everyone else's in that they LOVE junkfood. The want pop tarts and candy and kid's meals just like every other kid in America. I have been working to find a balance that we are both happy with. They want classic 'junk food' and I want 'healthier options'. Sometimes I hit upon an idea for a recipe that we can both be happy with and these Mexican Chicken Tenders are an easy dinner recipe that is also much healthier than the fast food your kids are probably begging for.
For this easy dinner recipe I used organic chicken breasts that were coated with a crumb mixture of Salba Chia tortilla chips, fresh cilantro and fajita seasoning mix. Processed in the Cuisinart food processor it only took a few seconds to make. Salba Chia tortilla chips are organic and Non GMO project verified. The chia seeds make them high in Omega fatty acids and they are packed full of nutrients. They recently won the 2013 SELF Healthy Food Award and were featured in the June edition of Self Magazine. I paired the Mexican Chicken Tenders with Salba Chia Salsa for an additional kick of nutrition (if you love salsa, try making my pineapple cucumber salsa recipe!). My kids were happy with my easy dinner recipe and *I* was happy to offer them a nutritious meal that they didn't complain about!
Easy Dinner Recipe: Mexican Chicken Tenders
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1584Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 3908mgCarbohydrates: 145gSugar: 7gProtein: 105g
Do you have any easy dinner recipes that your kids don't even suspect are healthy?
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.