A Free Cookbook: Deliciously Healthy Family Meals

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by Robin

Sometimes the hardest part about feeding your family is finding the right meal idea. Do you agree?

At our house, we ask a lot of our recipes. We want them to be: 
  • Healthy, 
  • Affordable and 
  • Simple to prepare. 
  • As if that wasn't enough, we also want our family to enjoy eating them! 

To make our meals easier to plan and make, we created our Master List of Meals.  These are our "go to" meals that meet all the criteria above.  (You can check our Master List out here.)  And even though our family's Master List has over 20 meals on it, we are often looking for more ideas.

But, I don't want the expense or clutter or too many cookbooks, so when I found a free cookbook that fit with our style of cooking and eating - I was thrilled.

It's Deliciously Healthy Family Meals. It's put out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It's really good!  We've made the Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken with rave reviews at our table.

This cookbook is also laid out really well, with great added features like:
  • Healthier Classics
  • Leftover Friendly symbols
  • Chef in Training Tips
  • Healthy Eating Two Ways - to modify the meal for different palates.

What's your "go-to" source for family friendly recipes?


  1. I'm going to have to check this out! Thanks for linking to it. We're still on the quest to find more meals that all 3 of our kids like. An on-going challenge. Most recent (surprising) discovery: They all like a chef's salad, with ingredients served separately so they can build their own. Did the happy dance after that dinner!

    1. Yay for you guys - glad you found another recipe to add to your list. It's growing! Just recently we added "Soup and Sub Night" which the kids liked because they could choose what's on their sub (and we like because it is sooo easy - just making a soup and pulling out the sub stuff).


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