You may love cauliflower crust pizza, anything over zoodles, and have no fear of kale and quinoa, but your family may not be on the same healthy eating page. The last thing you want to do is make multiple meals, and hearing groans when you casually toss in the word “tofu”, gets old fast. But, you don’t want to fill you and your family up with food void of nutrition.

Although it’s just my husband and I, I consider a meal a success when he goes back for seconds (and bonus points when he takes the rest in for lunch!). I don’t know about you, but I could put anything on pasta and it’d be a hit, but I don’t want to cook pasta every night! Here are some healthy-non-pasta recipes that will get the seal of approval from the not-so-healthy eaters in your home.

4-Ingredient Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Theseasonedmom.com

This easy peasy dish only has FOUR ingredients! Save time cooking and shredding the chicken by picking up a rotisserie chicken the next time you’re at the grocery. All you need to do is layer the ingredients and sit back and relax (ha.ha.ha.) while it bakes!

Creamy Caprese Cauliflower Casserole

Theironyou.com

No one will miss the pasta or the meat in this ultra creamy casserole that’s packed with veggies.

BBQ Chicken Tenders

Eatingwell.com

Skip the fast food chain fried chicken fingers and make your own, even better! No fryer necessary, and get creative with the “breading”. I’ve used Panko breadcrumbs, crushed cornflakes, and even Honey Nut Cherrios for a sweet kick!

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Wickedspatula.com

Do not let the word “Paleo” fool you for a second. This very casserole was devoured  by myself, my husband, and my brother-in-law and got rave reviews from a friend and boyfriend! Have fun topping it with whatever you have on hand.

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

Eatingwell.com

Take it up a healthier notch and use plain yogurt instead of sour cream (I swear no one will know!). This is a great base recipe to use whatever veggies you have on hand (red or green bell pepper, onion, even zucchini), you can also use sweet potatoes for those in the family that enjoy them over regular.

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Published by Samantha Kellgren

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