I would like to introduce you all to a new segment I will be posting every Friday. It is Family Friendly Fridays! So just what is Family Friendly Fridays? Every Friday, I will feature a recipe that you and your kids will love, and is easy enough for your children to help you make. When I transitioned myself to healthier lifestyle, I was introduced to a lot of new foods. Over the course of the last 2 years, I have involved my girls by getting them into the kitchen to help me prepare these healthy dishes and teach them about these new foods. Getting my whole family aboard is something I am super passionate about and can greatly benefit you and your family too.
As most of you know my husband and I have 3 girls. Kenna is my oldest and most pickiest eater. I have been challenged over and over again with her trying healthier dishes. Aubree and Brynn are my 6 year old twin daughters. They have been more open to change and welcomes healthier food. In my experience, the younger you start your children eating healthier foods the easier it is. Does that mean if you have older children you won’t be able to get them to transition to healthier foods? No, it just means you might have to be a little more creative in your approach and I will share many ideas and ways that I help my older daughter welcome healthier foods.
The turning point for getting my girls excited about eating healthier foods was getting them into the kitchen to prepare these healthy recipes. Once I involved them, especially Kenna, they started to eat the food that they were so proud of preparing! So 3 times a week, one of my daughters is invited into the kitchen to help mommy prepare dinner. Not only are they part of the preparation, they are also part of the planning of the meal. This is a very fun time for my girls and we oftentimes become very silly in the kitchen!
So each Friday, I welcome you into my kitchen to cook with me and one of my girls. I would love for you to be part of this! If you know of any great recipes made with wholesome, healthy ingredients that you and your family love, please feel free to share them in the comment section below. You can either leave the recipe or leave a link to where you can find the recipe on line. I hope you get a lot of great ideas from this weekly posting that will help you and your family enjoy healthy eating!
This week Kenna and I decided to make creamy chicken sandwiches. Last week I posted a recipe for Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches and everyone LOVED them! So my daughter wanted to recreate something like that so we decided to make creamy chicken sandwiches.
The first step was cutting a whole organic chicken into pieces. You could actually do a whole chicken and not cut it up, it just might take a little more time to cook. If you are fine with that, then just put a whole organic chicken right into the crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF and the meat pulls away nicely from the bones. Shred the chicken into bite size pieces. You will need about 4 cups of shredded chicken for this recipe.
Heat the chicken stock to a boil.
In a small bowl measure out 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder with 2 tablespoons of filtered water. Mix well.
Add this mixture to the boiling chicken stock and stir until thickens. If you want it to be thicker you can add another tablespoon of arrowroot powder and water. Once your stock thickens pull it off the heat immediately. Arrowroot powder will get thin again if it overheats. Stir the thick broth (it almost has the consistency of a jello just starting to set) with the pulled chicken and stir well. Salt and pepper the creamy chicken as needed.
Serve on some homemade sourdough bread or a sprouted grain english muffin and Enjoy!
- 1 organic whole chicken (You will need 4 cups of shredded chicken for this recipe)
- 2 cups homemade chicken stock, See Recipe
- 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 2 tbsp filtered water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- See instructions above.
Don’t have all the ingredients? No problem! Click on links below to see where you can purchase these ingredients.
- Arrowroot Powder Organic - Manihot Esculenta, 1 lb,(Starwest Botanicals)
- Price: $5.31