One of our family staples is chicken. I like to grill it or bake it. I feel this a healthy meal that closely follows the My Plate food chart. Now, I am in no way a dietitian, but this meal gets in your protein, veggies and starches. I like to make sure my kids get their protein. Why does it seem so hard these days for kids to get protein? If you have any great protein snack ideas please post them below in the comments!
|Grilled Chicken with Orzo and green beans! Yummm|
Easy Grilled Chicken and Orzo
Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Green beans (or veggie of choice)
You can put the chicken on the grill frozen too, but it will just take longer to grill. I love this option, because I sometimes forget to take the chicken out of the freezer in the morning.
While the chicken is on the grill I put the orzo and green beans on the stove (in separate pots of water). The timing for all of this is perfect. I like my green beans al dente (firm but not hard) so once the water starts boiling I set the timer for 8 minutes. That is the perfect amount of time for the beans and the orzo to cook. Drain both the beans and the orzo.
Top the green beans with a smidgen of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Top the orzo with butter or olive oil, Parmesan cheese and just a dash of the Greek seasoning. So yummy!