3 EASY MEALS FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES ON THE GO!
Between school, work, sports & activities, families these days are busy. Really busy. Especially around dinner time! We know that every parent needs a few good recipes under his or her belt that can be pulled out in a pinch and don’t overwhelm the schedule. These on-the-go flash-prep meals can be healthy and nutritious when made with quality ingredients.
We fell in love with Little Creek Dressing this week! We used their dressing varieties as a sauce, a marinade and a dressing, and EVERY DISH WAS A HIT… unheard of in our home. Little Creek Dressings are made with love in B.C’s Okanagan and it shows. This mama loved that the ingredients are organic and non-GMO, with no added sugars or emulsifiers. The rest of the family just loved the taste & wanted more 🙂
The Little Creek Dressing website has lots of great recipes, but we went out on a limb and created our own. You are going to want to try them all! In these recipes we used Original, classic Okanagan Caesar and Asian Apricot but we also loved tantalizing Spicy Strawberry, and delightful Cherry Balsamic. You can find out all about these amazing dairy free & vegan dressings here.
Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner
We love that this recipe adapts to whatever you family likes and also offers a great way to clear out the veggie crisper! Waste not, want not!
Roasted Sweet Potato Caesar Salad with Rotini, Chickpeas & Avocado
This meal is quick to pull together on a busy weeknight - especially if the sweet potatoes are roasted earlier. For family fun, we let each person choose their own toppings and add the option of a cooked protein of their choice. On a busy night with competing schedules this meal can come together quickly and makes sure that everyone has nutritious meal made with love!
Asian Quinoa Bowl
A perfect blend of earthy flavours of sesame & soy from the Asian Apricot dressing, sweetness from the pineapple and a kick from the lime. This meal comes together in a flash and is a great make-ahead lunch box filler or quick-grab dinner from the fridge, and it will wow the crowd at any group gathering. We used frozen shelled edamame that were microwaved for a minute, or you could steam them if you prefer.
To learn more about Little Creek Dressing, visit their website at www.littlecreekdressing.com, or connect with them on Facebook or Instagram! You can buy their products at all major grocery stores across British Columbia, including Whole Foods Market.
Co-founder of Healthy Family Media and the Healthy Family Expo, Kay is an adventurer & Ironman triathlete, as well as mum to an active 11-year-old. Originally from Montreal, she has been proud to call British Columbia home for over 15 years. Whether running, hiking & biking in the mountains or creating healthy meals in the kitchen, Kay is always up for something new. Her contagious enthusiasm & zest for life mean we’re never quite sure what she’ll be up to next, but we’re sure that it will be an amazing adventure!