All posts by Alison Cooper

Chicken Pot Pie

Food can bring families and friends together in difficult times. A comfort food like Homemade Chicken Pot Pie is always well appreciated by friends in need. The recipe can easily be doubled.

Chicken Fried Rice

This recipe is much healthier than a take-out option. Pack it with vegetables you happen to have in your fridge of freezer. Any protein will work – leftover chicken, pork, steak, shrimp or even tofu. Here I have suggested some ingredient options but this recipe is very flexible.  You can even stir fry leftover quinoa.

Chicken Chimichangas

You can fill these as much or as little as you like depending on your family. I find 6 works well for one recipe but small kids might only eat half of one. For a dairy free version use special cheese or dice up an avocado in place of the grated cheese.

Chicken Chili

Let your family get creative by providing a variety of toppings. We like fresh cilantro, shredded monterey jack cheese, diced jalapeños and diced tomatoes.

Beef and Bean Tacos

Make your own taco seasoning with this recipe and cut down on salt and other preservatives. Kids love this part. One recipe makes a double batch of the seasoning so you have some for another day or double it to keep extra in the cabinet.

Apple Celery Salad

I love this salad especially for kids who might shy away from a traditional greens. This is also perfect packed in a lunch because it can be dressed ahead of time. Throw a bit of arugula in before serving for a more grown up version.