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Is it just me or are 3 year old’s the pickiest eaters ever?  My son has gotten better over time but the one thing I know he loves are Tyson® Chicken Nuggets.  I love how convenient and easy they are for quick meal to feed the kids, and its a bonus for parents when they are kid approved!  So when I can a find new way to spruce them up I do!

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When we saw the Tyson® Chicken Nuggets at our local Walmart and they were Dinosaur shaped my son just had to them! Plus right now,  Buy ANY TWO (2) specially marked packages of Tyson® Chicken Products or State Fair® Corn Dogs and you can receive up to $9.00 toward one child admission to see The Peanuts Movie Only in Theaters.  All you need to do is enter your codes and you will receive a ticket to see The Peanuts Movie in theaters, enter here.

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We were having a play date with our neighbor and I knew right away what I wanted to make the kiddos for lunch.  I love simple and easy recipes that are protein powdered snacking and is kid friendly and I know they will eat.

To start I grabbed my Tyson® Chicken Nuggets and baked them in the oven according to package.

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While the chicken was cooking I started to cook our spaghetti noodles.  Any kind of noodles will work, but son likes to slurp his noodles.

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When the noodles are done I added some spaghetti sauce.

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Each kid got a fun dinosaur on their plate.  Now add some mozzarella cheese on top.  You know how picky eaters are, one wants cheese and other doesn’t…its the story of my life! But I personally recommend the cheese!

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And of course my son goes right for Trex’s head!

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So there you have a kid approved recipe that is quick to get on the table, plus a great way to see The Peanuts Movie.  How does your family enjoy Tyson® Chicken Nuggets?

Chicken Fajita Pasta

Don’t you just hate when you have something planned for dinner and then at the last minute you are basically missing the main ingredient.    Yup, this happened the other night while I was making chicken fajitas.   I was making one of our favorite meals just to be missing tortillas!!    So I had to resort to something because everything else was now cooked and ready to be eaten.

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Lightened-Up Chicken Penne Casserole

Hi, Mommy on Demand readers! I’m stopping by again from The Seasoned Mom with a healthy, easy, family-friendly dinner that will please every member of your household…while keeping your New Year’s Resolutions on track!

This Lightened-Up Chicken Penne Casserole is a nutritious way to satisfy your family’s comfort food cravings, while filling their bodies with wholesome ingredients. It’s easy to pull together, can be prepped in advance, and it tastes absolutely amazing!

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Easy Chicken Alfredo

It’s 5 o’clock!  You just walk in the door from a long day at work!  The kids are hungry and grumpy and you have no idea what to make for dinner!!

Well ladies and Gentleman this Easy Chicken Alfredo recipe is the winner!  Its super easy, I can have dinner on the table in about 30 minutes.  Everykid loves pasta, chicken and I was even able to sneak in some veggies.   I love meals that are full of color, makes me happy knowing my family is getting a variety of vegtables.

The original Easy Chicken Alfredo recipe was for a slow cooker but I didn’t have the time.  So I simply modified it just a little bit and I think it turned out great.  It has now become a family favorite and even the leftovers are just as good as the day before.

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Taco Stroganoff

I’m always looking for new recipes to try.  I get tired of making the same recipes over and over again and I think we can all agree on this.  So I started searching through some of my favorite blogs and I found this recipe from Julie’s Eats & Treats.  I knew instantly that I needed to give it try.  I loved how this Taco Stroganoff recipe was super easy to make and it was an added bonus that I already had all the ingredients on hand.

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Copycat Olive Garden’s Pasta E Fagioli Soup

I don’t know about you but I LOVE Olive Garden!    Every time me and girl friends get together we always meet up at Olive Garden.   I always and always get the Paste E Fagioli Soup with salad.   Now now let’s not  forget about the bread sticks and a side of alfredo dipping sauce!   Great…now I  want need to go to Olive Garden!   I’m pretty sure we always pick here because we want to eat “light and healthy” and with soup and salad your set…right!  Well wrong for me because I say bring on the bread sticks and keep them flowing and make sure my alfredo boat is always full!!!

Now with the temperatures dropping and snow falling it makes me want to eat soup and I always enjoy making soup for dinner.   Especially cause it is so easy to make and its usually low fat and very filing.   Except if you have bread and alfredo sauce!

I got this recipe Pasta E Fagioli recipe of of  Pinterest and I forgot which blog so I apologize but I promise you all love this recipe!

Now if I can only master that alfredo sauce I would never have to go out to eat ever again.

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Don’t you just love all the color!  I figure the more colors in a meal the healthier it must be!

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Lemon Broccoli Pasta with Chicken

I love pasta and chicken recipes!  This one is definitely on my list of favorite dishes.   The flavors were amazing together!  Plus this recipe seemed really fresh and light to me, It wasn’t heavy like alfredo dishes, which I really liked!

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Chili Mac ‘n’ Cheese

There is nothing I enjoy better then a quick and easy dinner!  Especially when its late and the family is hungry.  Well this recipe is perfect.  Its beyond tasty and really quick to throw together.  The bonus part is that most of the ingredients I already had at home so it didn’t involve going to the store.

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Chicken Ranch Pasta

Here is another fantastic recipe I got off of Pinterest.  I love when I find fast and quick recipes.  I also just so happened to have a rotisserie chicken sitting in the fridge that I needed to use up and it was a perfect!  If your like my family we love anything with ranch and we consider it an added bonus when we add bacon on top.  The bacon makes the perfect addition to this fantastic recipe.

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Vegetarian Pad Thai

I honestly don’t eat enough Thai food, maybe its because there are not very many good restaurants in our area.  But when I can I devour my entire plate. 
When I came across this recipe it seemed so simple and easy.  
 
This is actually my second time attempting to make this recipe.  I’m still learning on how to cook these noodles.  The soaking process is a little more complicating then you would think.  They either didn’t work or they went mushy.  So don’t give up if your noodles don’t work the first time.
I also made the mistake of getting my noodles at the Asian market, who knew the directions wouldn’t be in English.  So it helps to get them at a local grocery store :)
 

Vegetarian Pad Thai

8 ounces flat rice noodles (Pad Thai noodles)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp Sriracha or chili sauce
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp chopped serrano pepper
2 large eggs
1 garlic glove, minced
2 cups bean sprouts
1/4 cup green onion, chopped

Cook noodles according to package directions. In a bowl combine brown sugar, soy sauce, Sriracha, water and ginger mix together and set aside.  In a frying pan heat the oil and add the eggs and serrano pepper, cook until scrambled.  Add the noodles and sauce mixture, cook for 2 minutes.  Stir in bean sprouts and green onions and cook until thoroughly heated.

My Notes:
I thought this recipe was a little to sweet, next time I will lower the amount of brown sugar.  I might even add some chicken or tofu for some added flavor.