Catherine McCord of Weelicious
What is your best advice for M.O.Ms who want to plan a healthy family meal?
Growing up my mother always made dinners that included a protein, carbohydrate and vegetable. When I'm making a meal, I always try to make sure that it includes each of those things so I know I'm offering my family a balanced meal. Most important, pick foods you know the entire family enjoys and eat them together.
What is the key to prep meals for the week/that day?
Plan ahead as much as possible. So often moms get overwhelmed during the day and by the time 5pm rolls around we pick things we normally wouldn't. I try to cook foods on Sundays that will stay fresh in the fridge for a few days like grilled chicken or salmon, brown rice, pasta and roast veggies. This way I can throw together a healthy meal in no time flat.
Kitchen must-have or book ‘to cook by’
Blender for smoothies, popsicles and soups, a good sharp knife for cutting up fruits and veggies and a hand microplane for shredding cheese and veggies. It doesn't cost a lot of money to have the basic kitchen tools for making incredibly delicious and simple meals!
Recipe for our M.O.Ms to Enjoy
|photo courtesy of Weelicious.com|
2 Cups Fresh Basil
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 Cup Pine Nuts
1 Garlic Clove
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
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