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3 Great Family Favorite Recipes to Enjoy

Family Favorite That Is Quick And Healthy


If you know where to look, fast food can be healthy. And the best place to find healthy fast food is right in your own home.


The “Pillsbury GOOD FOR YOU!” cookbook can assist families in meeting the daily challenge of preparing quick, healthy, and flavorful dinners despite today’s hectic schedules. The book contains 170 healthy, delicious recipes that are lower in fat, sugar, and salt than traditional recipes. All can be made in 35 minutes or less, with more than half taking 20 minutes or less.


Aside from delicious recipes, the cookbook includes quick nutrition tips, on-the-go dinner ideas, easy-to-assemble fruit desserts, and a pantry makeover. It can be found wherever books are sold. Here’s an example of a tasty “Super Express”.


Tacos with Spicy Chinese Chicken

Spicy Chinese Chicken Tacos

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 190 kcal


  • 1 box taco shells 4.6 oz (12 shells)
  • 3 chicken breast skinless boneless (3/4 pound cut into thin, bite-size strips)
  • 1 tsp ginger root grated
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 large green onion sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded iceberg lettuce


  • If desired, heat taco shells according to package directions.
  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. With the chicken, ginger root, and garlic. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently until the chicken is lightly browned.
  • Coat with soy sauce, honey, onion, and pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 5 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center, stirring occasionally.
  • To serve, fill each taco shell with an adequate amount of 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture. Serve with lettuce on the side. Serve right away.
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Favorite Fun Family Recipe To Make Exciting


When it comes to holiday dinner traditions, every family is unique. Some families never stray from Grandma’s fruitcake recipe, whereas other families, who are a little more adventurous, look through cookbooks and magazines to find a new dish.


Chef Andrew Schloss believes that there is a happy medium between the traditional and the not-so-traditional holiday meal, and he offers three quick and easy recipe twists for your festive classics. Begin with a can of shrimp, some garlic, and dried dill weed to transform regular mashed potatoes into a delectable seafood side dish. Substitute a quick Easy Cheesy Herbed Creamed Spinach dish for your traditional green bean casserole. Combine a few cans of spinach with a little garlic-and-herb cheese to make a quick side that’s full of flavor and nutrition. 


Finally, finish the meal with a sugarplum fairy treat. To make a Peach-Plum Crisp, combine a can of whole plums — an excellent source of vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and fiber — a can of peaches, cinnamon, and sugar, and blend the sweet flavors together. Remember that the holidays are all about spending time with family. You don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen if you want your meals to look and taste great. 


Remember to stock your pantry with canned foods, such as those in Schloss’ recipes, which are already cooked and will cut down on your preparation time significantly. Furthermore, a University of Massachusetts study discovered that recipes made with canned ingredients have the same nutritional and flavor value as those made with fresh or frozen ingredients. 


Mashed Potatoes With Shrimp 


Mashed Potatoes With Shrimp

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 4 oz. packages of roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • Add paprika, black pepper, and salt for taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Follow the package directions for Idahoan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Place aside.
  • Cook the shrimp in olive oil until they are fully cooked.
  • To the mashed potatoes, gently fold in the cheeses, sour cream, and cooked shrimp.
  • Place the mixture in a glass baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Paprika should be sprinkled on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, uncovered, at 350°F.
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A Family Favorite That Saves Time: Chili


Weeknight dinners that feed the whole family are less difficult to prepare than many people believe. Comforting, filling, and quick-to-prepare meals do not have to imply less nutritious options for busy families. Chili, for example, is a popular dish among families. The family can eat in less time than the pizza delivery by using a timesaving recipe that is ready to serve in half an hour.


Picadillo is a traditional Latin chili with smoky and spicy flavors and a touch of sweetness from natural raisins. A healthy alternative to the traditional dish, which is typically made with ground beef, is to substitute chicken cut into chunks. Serve it plain in bowls or over rice for a heartier one-dish meal. Chili makes a crowd-pleasing presentation for guests when served buffet-style, with a variety of toppings such as grated cheese, scallions, cilantro, chopped avocado, and sour cream. 


Tortilla chips and a simple green salad round out the dish. Picadillo chili can be used to fill tortillas for lunch the next day. Simply reheat leftovers on a warmed flour tortilla. If you have any leftover shredded cheese, roll it up and serve. 


 Quick Chicken Picadillo Chili 


Quick Chicken Picadillo Chili

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 teaspoon cumin ground
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pound chicken breasts skinless boneless, diced into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Mexican-style diced tomatoes 14.5 oz. can each undrained
  • 1/2 cup chipotle or medium-heat salsa
  • 3/4 cup Sun-Maid Raisins
  • 1 can 16 oz. drained red or black beans
  • Toppings are optional and include chopped cilantro shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.


  • Combine cumin, chili powder, salt, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  • Seasonings should be evenly distributed over the chicken.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook for 5 minutes after adding the onion.
  • Stir in the chicken and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  • Toss in the tomatoes, salsa, and raisins.
  • Bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, covered.
  • Add the beans and mix well.
  • Continue to simmer for 5 minutes, covered.
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