The past couple of weeks I have been lazy about cooking. Last
night I cooked and wanted to share the quick and healthy recipe
with you! The kids were not thrilled with this recipe because it
involved so much green, but if you can get your kids beyond the
healthy color, the taste is amazing.
Since I am on a lazy streak, I bought a roasted chicken and
enlisted my daughter to pull out the white meat. I bought the pesto
pre-made from Whole Foods. If you have time to grill chicken
breasts, go for it. This dish also would taste delicious with tofu
or with simply the quinoa, spinach and pesto.
My daughter loved tearing apart the chicken. My son joined in
the end by shredding the Parmesan cheese. The end result was a
mostly homemade delicious healthy meal!
Tear white meat from chicken into bite-size pieces and set
aside. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
In a large skillet, on medium high, add 1 tsp. olive oil. After
25 seconds, add the cooked quinoa and pour the pesto on top. Stir
pesto into the quinoa for about one minute.
Blend in the fresh spinach and stir for 30 seconds.
Blend in the chicken and add salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with fresh shredded Parmesan before serving.
Mandy is a mom of two children, who hopes to inspire families to have fun in the kitchen together.
See more of Mandy's stories here.
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