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Low Carb, High Fiber breads and wraps.
With the rise in childhood obesity and a general interest in health, many people are trying to find meals that are kid-friendly, but also low in fat. Not many children are content to completely give up the food they have grown to love, so parents can adjust their children’s favorite meals to have a lower fat content while tasting as delicious as the original.
Chicken Fingers and Dip
Fried chicken fingers with a big bowl of dip and a side of fries is one of the favorite meals of many children. To create a low-fat meal that kids will love, replacing fries for sweet potatoes cut into wedges and baked. Food. com suggest making baked chicken fingers using boneless skinless chicken breast, dip them in buttermilk and then a mixture of bread crumbs, crushed corn flake cereal, garlic powder, and oregano. Bake them in the oven and serve with a side of low-fat dressing, or make your own out of Greek yogurt for an even healthier choice.
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs
Most children like spaghetti and meatballs, but the meatball must be transformed for this to be a low-fat meal. Substitute ground turkey breast for beef meatballs, or find any pre-made turkey meatballs in the frozen food section of the grocery store. Use a whole grain spaghetti to bump up the nutritional value of the meal, and includes a nice green salad.
Do not Take Away Taco Night
Tacos are a fun food for kids, and they can be modified to fit a low-fat diet. Use ground chicken breast instead of beef for taco meat, and use whole-grain tortillas if possible. Add more lettuce and tomato in tacos, and use low fat cheese and sour cream sparingly. By adjusting the content of tacos, you taco night remain a staple in a low-fat household.
Pork Roast and Mashed Cauliflower
According Pork and health, has a trimmed pork tenderloin same amount of fat as skinless chicken breast, so do not give it from when looking for a delicious meal. Roast a pork tenderloin and glaze with something kids will like, whether a honey-mustard sauce or a fruity apricot glaze. Cook up some cauliflower and mash with buttermilk and garlic, and the kids will never miss mashed potatoes. Add another vegetable that kids like, and you have an extremely low fat meal that feels like an indulgence.
There is something about cooking food grill that just makes it taste better, but fat-laden hot dogs and hamburgers are not a healthy choice for kids on a low-fat diet. Try grilling some mild fish such as halibut or salmon for kids to try. In “Fresh Fish Recipes,” Eating Well suggests topping the fish with a tomato salsa, or an orange-mustard glaze to give it a spice that children will enjoy. Complete the meal with some grilled seasonal vegetables and sweet potatoes.