I sometimes forget how easy it is to make real food. Well maybe the reason I forget is because it is easy to make real food unless you are spending most of the time running through your baby gates and trying to stop your toddler from destroying your computer or making a trans-Atlantic telephone call. That being said when I can keep the boys occupied I like to make some of our favourite homemade meals.
One of our favourites is oven baked chicken “nuggets” made with boneless skinless chicken breasts and beaded with cornflakes, spices and served with homemade spiced oven fries. They are really easy to make and so much more healthy than the fast food/prepackaged food alternatives.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Spices [I use Onion powder, garlic powder, Masala (Tandoori Spice), salt, pepper (fresh ground) and sometimes some Montreal steak spice.]
Preheat oven to about 375 F
Put a small amount of flour in a small bowl. Beat 1-2 eggs in another small bowl. Put about 2 cups of cornflakes in a ziplock bag and add spices. Crumble the cornflakes and mix in the spices. Cut the chicken breast into long thin strips. Dredge in flour, coat in beaten eggs and drop into the bag of breading mixture. Coat thoroughly and place on a wire rack on a baking sheet. (I coat the wire racks with PAM, or you could brush with oil.)
Bake the chicken for about 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked but not to dry, turning then at about 10 minutes.
Serve with a crisp salad or some veggie sticks and you have a great healthy meal in about 1/2 an hour.
Scattered Mom from Notes From The Cookie Jar has started Food Revolution Fridays as an homage to what Jamie Oliver is doing in the States right now. While I have not watched the show, Scattered Mom’s enthusiasm about food and cooking real food has inspired me to take a look at some of the things I am doing right and some that I can easily change. Taking the time to make some of the easier recipes that the boys and Anthony like seems like a no brainer. If you want to read more posts about other people’s food revolutions click the link and check out some of the blogs that are participating .