Recipes for Busy Parents

By: Laura Kelly-Pifer

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Moms and Dads……how many of you are trying to find some good, easy and fast recipes that will fuel you and the kid-os while you’re on the go? And, stuff that they will like.  Today, I’m sharing some of mine with you.   And, even though some of these might be considered breakfast items, in my opinion, breakfast can be served ALL day long!

Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Pancakes
1 egg
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups apples, peeled and sliced
2 ½ Tbsp. honey
Nonstick butter flavored cooking spray

Combine egg, yogurt, oil, and 1 Tbsp. honey in blender (this is the one I have and love!) until smooth. Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add to yogurt mixture and blend. Spray griddle with nonstick butter-flavored cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Ladle mixture onto griddle to make 8 small pancakes. Cook pancakes for just under 2 minutes each side. Top each 2-pancake serving with sliced apples and drizzle with remainder of honey. 

Nutrition Information:
267 calories, 7g protein, 51g carbs, 5g total fat, 2.5g fiber
Credit goes to TurboFire Nutrition Guide

Chicken Fajitas
1 warm whole wheat tortilla
4 oz. grilled sliced chicken breast
2 Tbsp. low-fat grated cheddar
½ cup chopped tomatoes
½ cup shredded lettuce
1 Tbsp. reduced-fat sour cream
2 Tbsp. salsa
green salad
low-fat dressing

Fill a warm whole wheat tortilla (should have about 100 calories, or you may opt for 250-calorie tortillas) with grilled sliced chicken breast, low-fat grated cheddar, chopped tomatoes, and shredded lettuce. Topped with reduced-fat sour cream and salsa. Served with a green salad with low-fat dressing.

Nutrition Information:
393 calories, 46g protein, 38g carbs, 9g fat, 6g fiber
Credit goes to Brazil Butt Lift Nutrition Guide

Chinese Chicken
Nonstick cooking spray
4 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup broccoli florets
½ cup sliced mushrooms
½ cup snow peas
2 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2-3 Tbsp. low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 tsp. peanut oil or sesame oil
⅓ cup quinoa, cooked (may substitute brown rice)

In a large skillet lightly coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat until cooked through, about 7-10 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and add broccoli, mushrooms, and snow peas. Cook until vegetables begin to soften, about 6-8 minutes. Add chicken back to pan with vegetables and season with soy sauce, broth, and oil. Serve over quinoa or brown rice.

Nutrition Information:
300 calories, 9g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 25g carb, 31g protein, 6g fiber
Credit goes to Les Mills Nutrition Guide

I would LOVE to hear what you thought of these after you’ve tried them.  Be sure to let me know by commenting below or leaving a comment on my facebook page

With Love,


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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!

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