Healthy meals for a larger (adult) family?
My in-laws have moved in with us. They will eat pretty much anything I make except:
one eats no red meat so we sub things for him
one eats no green vegetables (medication) so we leave at least one dish green-free
They all would just eat mostly meat if I made no effort. However I work and would like to teach/get some help from mil.
Here is a sample of a big hit from last night: chicken legs with prunes and carrots served with quinoa, roasted brussels and swiss chard.
Bil is good with the grill which I would like to take advantage of.
just a few ideas...
chicken cacciatore - go light on oil, use breast or dark meat as preferred; serve over whole wheat pasta, or brown rice or shredded roasted veggies like cauliflower
ratatouille - avoid green veggies; add feta cheese or ricotta cheese or roasted chicken for protein
chili - light on beans, lean ground meat combined with some TVP (textured vegetable protein) to add protein and texture without fat
eggplant parmesan - go light on cheeses and layer in thinly sliced tofu for protein
spiced lentils - cooked with onion, garlic, diced carrots, cumin, coriander, and served over brown rice
chicken enchiladas - with light cheese but filling bulked with diced or shredded veggies of choice (carrots, yellow squash, mushrooms, etc)
fish? salmon croquettes served as croutons in creamy cauliflower soup (creamless)
mezze platter - hummus, whole wheat pita, baba ghanoush, kebabs
seared scallops with a lemon tarragon caper sauce
stuffed regular or sweet potatoes
broiled blackened fish
frittatas - use mostly whites with a yolk; i like almond milk to add a nice creamy richness without fat/calories, veggies as desired
hope something there helps...