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If you're getting bored with your salads, try this flavorful Santa Fe Chicken Salad! It's perfect for lunch boxes, and kids will love the jalapeño ranch dressing.

Santa Fe Chicken Salad Lunchbox

If you’re getting bored with your salads, try this flavorful Santa Fe Chicken Salad! It’s perfect for lunch boxes, and everyone will love the creamy, fresh, ranch dressing.

If you're getting bored with your salads, try this flavorful Santa Fe Chicken Salad! It's perfect for lunch boxes, and kids will love the jalapeño ranch dressing.

My kids get easily bored with salads. I love packing them for lunch because I want to feed my kids nutritious, fresh vegetables, but sometimes they come home and there’s only a bite missing out of their salad! As soon as I started packing this Santa Fe Chicken Salad, their whole salad was gone. Recipe success!

This salad is filled with so many delicious Mexican-style ingredients – black beans, corn, avocado, and yummy taco seasoning. I love to use leftover chicken from burrito bowl night for this salad, which makes it really easy to throw together quick. I’ve also included this meal in our FreshRealm menu so the ingredients can be delivered right to your door, measured and ready to go! Eating fresh, doesn’t get any easier than that!

Check out how easy this salad is to make:

Of course, the star of this salad is the dressing. My kids love ranch, and this quick, homemade ranch is so much better than anything you could find at the store. You’ll want it drizzled over everything!

Grab the salad recipe here or, to have it delivered to your home click here

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that’s already done. Easy and delicious!

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Soup is one of our favorite dinners to enjoy as a family. There’s just something about a big bowl of soup that’s so comforting and calming after a long day. I love making this Enchilada Soup or a big pot of Paleo Chili, but sometimes I like going back to a classic – chicken noodle soup!

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What’s more classic than chicken noodle soup? I swear it cures a cold as soon as it hits! The best thing about this version is that it’s completely made in the Crockpot, which means it cooks while you’re at work or running errands, and it’s done when you get home. A dinner that takes almost zero effort? Win!

If you’re looking to really cut back on preparation time for dinner, have the ingredients delivered to you already chopped and measured! We’re happy to be partnering with FreshRealm to bring healthy, delicious meals right to your doorstep. Get the ingredients for this Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup delivered to you!

The leftover soup makes for a great thermos lunch. That is, if you have any leftovers!

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that's already done. Easy and delicious!

Warm up with this classic Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup! Let the Crockpot do the work and come home to dinner that’s already done. Easy and delicious!

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  • Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1½ teaspoons dried)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta (wide egg noodles, spaghetti, or fusilli – gluten-free, if needed)

Instructions

  1. In a large Crockpot (6-quart), place all the ingredients minus the pasta. Cook for 6 hours on low heat, or 4 hours on high.
  2. After 4 or 6 hours (depending on temperature setting), remove the chicken and chop to bite-size pieces. Place the chicken back in the Crockpot.
  3. Add the pasta, turn the heat up to high, cover, and cook for another 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  4. Discard the bay leaf, and serve soup immediately.

Notes

You can also use leftover chicken that is already cooked. Follow the recipe as is.

 

9 This healthy skillet chicken with carrots and potatoes is one weeknight meal everyone will love!

Skillet Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes

This Skillet Chicken and Potatoes Meal will be your new go-to dinner! All you have to do is roast everything together, then dinner is ready. It doesn’t get easier than that!

This healthy skillet chicken with carrots and potatoes is one weeknight meal everyone will love!

Every family needs a handful of recipes that are always in their meal rotation, the dinners that are easy to make, nutritious, and sure to please everyone! This easy Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal is one of those dinners for my family. I can prep it in just a few minutes, and I usually have everything to make it on hand. Set the timer and let the skillet do the work!

Easy skillet meals are my favorite dinners to make because you just add everything to a pan and cook. Less dishes to clean up and a fast dinner? Yes, please!

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My family loves chicken and potatoes together, and I love feeding them this dinner because I know it’s real, nutritious food. It’s great paired with a vegetable on the side, like sautéed broccoli or carrots. No matter what, you’ll definitely want to add this Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal to your dinner rotation. Your whole family will thank you!

Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal

5 from 1 reviews

Crispy on the outside and perfectly juicy on the inside, this is one meal you’ll want to make often.

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound red-skinned potatoes, about 2 inches in diameter, quartered
  • 8 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca or corn starch
  • 1 2/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken lightly with salt and pepper and generously with paprika. In a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm butter. Add the chicken and cook until brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  2. Add onion to the frying pan and stir. Add potato quarters and carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until vegetables are beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add starch and stir to coat. Gradually mix in the broth. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Return the chicken to the pan and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken and vegetables are cooked through, stirring and turning the chicken over occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  5. Mix in the thyme. Adjust seasonings to taste. Divide the chicken and vegetables among 4 warmed plates and serve right away.

 

1 10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas

Are you looking for real food dinners that your kids will love? With the New Year many of us are trying to eat healthier meals with real ingredients.  In this post you will find 10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas that are sure to please the whole family.

10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas

1. Homemade Nachos

These are super easy to make and it makes the whole family happy.   One of the best things about this easy dinner is that it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and it’s so simple to put together.

Easy Nacho Recipe

2. Pita Pizza

This recipe is the perfect quick dinner the whole family will love.  They are super easy to assemble and they are perfect for the next day’s office or school lunch.

Easy Pizza PIta Recipe

3. Baked Coconut Chicken

These baked coconut chicken tenders are so good the kids won’t even notice they aren’t fried!  The best part is you can double this recipe and put the leftovers inside your kid’s lunchbox (or take them to work yourself).

Baked Coconut Chicken

4. Pizza Pasta Salad

This pizza pasta salad recipe is the perfect quick dinner and school lunch.  You can assemble this meal in minutes and it’s completely customizable.  Win-Win!

Easy Pizza Pasta Salad

5. Copycat Chick Fil A nuggets

This is definitely a recipe that the whole family will enjoy.  Not only is it delicious, it is also gluten and grain free! So you won’t feel so bad when you are eating these delicious nuggets.

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

6. Healthy Spaghetti-ABC-O’s

This is a super simple and delicious recipe.  Once you make a batch of these ABC Os, you’ll never go back and buy the canned stuff! YUCK-O!

Healthy Spaghetti Os

7. Spaghetti Bolognese

This might be the best spaghetti bolognese recipe you’ll ever make. This classic meal is one where I don’t get any complaints!  I also love this recipe because it’s easy to put together and I have most of the ingredients in my pantry already.

Spaghetti Bolognese

8. Easiest Taco Night Ever

Do you love taco night but hate being the last one to sit down with a cold taco on hand?  This recipe is seriously so easy and you will have the tacos ready in no time!

Easiest Taco Night Ever!

9. Cobb Salad Pizza

This pizza is for the topping-lover in all of us. Sweet, salty and the unexpected is all that forms this pizza. Don’t worry, the crust is so amazing you’ll begin stealing someone else’s.

Cobb Salad PIzza

10. Burrito Bowls

What’s better than going out to a restaurant? Making these easy burrito bowls! This recipe is one way to eat Chipotle at home anytime you want. And, it’s one easy dinner idea your family is going to love and want more of.

Burrito Bowls

 

There you have it.  10 recipes made with real food that the kids will love!

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