Last March, Victoria Family Meals was born out the need to create healthy meals around food intolerances and the importance of eating at least 5 dinners a week as a family. It was important that amongst our busy schedules that we sit as a family and connect. This almost daily connection cements our family values and creates a bond of open communication that will extend (hopefully) into teenagehood.
What do we talk about? Almost anything goes. Most often it’s a debrief about our day that morphs into funny French discussions about what we eat. Sometimes it’s the bigger conversations about “what happens to us after we die”, or “what is a vasectomy”. As parents we are open to discuss anything because we need our children to know that no topic is taboo while also preparing us for those big questions that will come in the future.
It’s never too late to start the conversation and try a new recipe. Gather your family tonight and ask “What was your favorite part of today” while enjoying good healthy food.
Crockpot Ground Chicken and Vegetable Soup
2lbs of ground lean chicken
1 cup of chopped carrots
1 cup of chopped celery
½ cup of chopped onion
2 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of basil
1 tsp of oregano
1 tsp of thyme
½ tsp of dill
Salt and pepper to taste
6 cups of low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown in a medium-high pan
2. Once browned add all ingredients including the chicken into the Crockpot
3. Cook on low for 7-9 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
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