Oftentimes, parents can feel like short order cooks on busy weeknights. It can be tough to strike a balance between nutritious meals that mom and dad feel good about serving, and tasty meals that kids crave. But never fear—this meal plan packs five dinners that parents and kids alike will love.
Pecans are a family-pleasing Supernut: kids love their natural sweetness, and parents love that they’re packed with nutrients. Pecans are high in “good” monounsaturated fats*, and provide plant protein, fiber, flavonoids and essential minerals (copper, manganese and zinc).
Most importantly, pecans’ versatility lends them to a range of recipes from sweet to savory. Buy a bag of pecans during your weekend shopping trip and use them throughout the week on salad, pasta, oatmeal, vegetables and more for you and your little ones.
*One serving of pecans (28g) contains 18g unsaturated fat and only 2g saturated fat.