It took some doing, but even Mini Chef loved this one!
We sat down at the dinner table and I put this bowl in front of him. I’m not sure if it was his mood or if he just didn’t want to eat what I was serving, but he crossed his arms way up high on his little chest, tucked his chin in and stared down at the table. He avoided any eye contact with his dinner. In fact, he tried very hard to avoid eye contact with both my husband and myself as well. For whatever reason, he was just determined that this one bowl of food was not going into his tummy, no matter what.
Well, thankfully we have a sense of humor around here. Both me and my husband started making funny faces at him until he just could no longer hold in his giggles. At that point, I managed to shovel one small piece of chicken into his now smiling mouth and his eyes lit up immediately. I asked him if he liked it, and he enthusiastically shook his head yes. His bad mood was instantly gone. (Aaaah, the power of food over the male species. It never ceases to amaze me…)
So needless to say, we had a very enjoyable dinner. And I will definitely be making this bowl of deliciousness again!
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Clean Eating Coconut Almond Cranberry Chicken
(Makes about 4 cups)
- 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (I used fruit juice sweetened cranberries from Whole Foods)
- 4 cups raw spinach leaves, tightly packed when measuring
- 4 chicken breasts (about 7 ounces each), chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger (grate on a microplane for best results)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients in a large pan and cook until the chicken is fully cooked through. Serve by itself or over brown rice or whole grain pasta.
(Data is for 1/2 cup)
Total Fat: 11 gm
Saturated Fats: 4 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 46 mg
Sodium: 87 mg
Carbohydrates: 14 gm
Dietary fiber: 2 gm
Sugars: 10 gm
Protein: 25 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 7
Please Note: Nutritional information estimated at Nutritiondata.com. Data may not be accurate and is subject to the availability of specific foods in their database. Where one ingredient is not listed, substitutions must be used. Therefore, you should not refer to this data as being exact. It’s more of a ballpark figure. The Gracious Pantry does not take responsibility for the inadequacies of the nutrition calculator used. This data is provided as a courtesy and general reference only. It is not exact.