My husband rarely makes New Year’s Resolutions, or if he does he just doesn’t tell anyone in case he doesn’t achieve it. This year is a little different. He has made it his mission to eat better and lose a little weight and in doing so he has adopted a no-carb, low-meat diet. He is still getting plenty of proteins from other sources and eats lots of fruits and veggies, but it has made cooking for the family a little difficult.
His food choices are actually quite healthy and to my surprise, I find myself inspired by his motivation and dedication. So much so that I’ve tried to find meal options that can appeal to both him and the kids. Since he isn’t completely cutting out meat, I figured a no-carb chicken dish would be right up our alley.
Pineapple Salsa Chicken Bake
This Pineapple Salsa Chicken Bake is no-carb, high veggies, and all delicious! Oh, and it is Paleo too if you are into that sort of thing.
- 2-3 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
- 1 jar salsa (gluten free, no preservatives)
- 1 can pineapple chunks or fresh pineapple, cubed
- Mix all ingredients in a baking dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until heated through.
- Serve with a side of fresh or steamed veggies!
- Use your favorite salsa for this dish. I made this with salsa I had on hand, which was a Chi-Chi's salsa by Hormel, and a Black Bean and Corn salsa. Neither are gluten free, but if you want this to be a paleo dish you will need to make sure your salsa is gluten free and doesn't contain corn or legumes.
New Year’s Resolution: Challenge Yourself in the Kitchen
Did you know that 45% of Americans make resolutions each year – but only 8% actually achieve them? This year, instead of making resolutions, try setting realistic goals. Joan Hanson, Hormel Foods Test Kitchen Director has provided the top five tips to help you get started with reaching your mealtime goals this year:
2. Put ‘family dinner’ on the schedule at least three times a week and commit to those days as a way to connect with your spouse and children.
3. Incorporate at least three food groups into each meal, such as meat, dairy, and a vegetable
4. Get the whole family involved – whether it’s cooking or cleaning, making it a team effort will ease stress and make it fun!
5. Try to meal plan at least one week each month – it means fewer trips to the grocery store (and less impulse spending) and no uncertainty about what’s for dinner.
Did you make New Year’s resolutions this year? If so, did any of them involve your cooking goals? What is your number one cooking goal for this year?
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