5 of Your Favorite Childhood Meals Made Healthy

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Let’s face it, as adults, it’s fun to feel like a kid again every once in a while. One way to do that is through eating those meals you loved when you were a kid. But, you can’t deny that those meals weren’t always the healthiest and you especially can’t deny that your adult body shows those unhealthy meals a lot more than your younger body did. That’s why it’s time to healthify those foods! It’s time to discover 5 of your favorite childhood meals made healthy and fall back in love with those meals that came to mind when you started reading this. With these 5 healthier takes on those foods, you can do just that while also continuing to fall in love with your health.

1. Clean Eating Nut Butter and Jam Sandwich

This recipe helps you to choose the healthiest nut butters and jams–ones that are free from added sugars and preservatives, and full of natural ingredients. Find your favorites, lather them on some whole grain bread, and reminisce on the good old days when your biggest problem was eating around the crust!

2. Easy One Skillet Mac and Cheese

The ooey gooey cheese that melted right in your mouth when you took a bite of mac ‘n’ cheese as a child is probably a strong memory in your mind–one that makes your mouth water just thinking about it. If that’s the case, then the unbelievable amount of calories and fat in that mac ‘n’ cheese is probably a strong memory in your mind as well. That’s where this recipe comes into play. While still giving you that melty, ooey gooey cheese that you loved so much as a child, a serving of this Easy One Skillet Mac and Cheese recipe is well under 400 calories and made with low-fat cheese to cut down on those unnecessary fats. Dive right in!

3. Clean Eating Grilled Cheese

If that ooey gooey cheesiness was such a big part of your childhood that grilled cheese also falls into the category of “favorite childhood meals” for you, then you’re in luck! This grilled cheese recipe calls for whole grain bread, low-fat cheese, and no butter. That’s right, no butter–which means a lot less cholesterol. Pair it with our Tomato Basil Soup and start reminiscing on the days when you were cozy at your parent’s house on a chilly night, pajamas on, this delicious meal in front of you, and a big, cheesy smile on your face.

4. Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

These chicken nuggets taste a lot better than those fast-food ones you used to eat as a kid, and they’re a lot better for your health too! By eating 5 of our Quinoa Chicken Nuggets, you’ll be getting 31 grams of protein. Imagine how strong you would’ve been as a kid had you been eating these instead of McDonalds’!

Pair them with our Crispy Oven Fries to complete that favorite childhood meal.

5. Turkey Burger with Avocado Relish

Remember those juicy cheeseburgers you used to eat as a kid? Well, get ready to taste something similar, but tastier. These turkey burgers are just as juicy and even more flavorful. They’re just a lot easier on your waistline!

Whip up our Sweet Potato Fries as a side to enjoy a healthier version of that burger and fries meal you loved years ago!

 

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