4 Healthy Greek Recipes Your Family Will Enjoy
Feb 17, 2019
Healthy food; healthy family. The two just go together. But sometimes, finding recipes that are both nutritional and that everyone loves can be frustrating. From adults with particular food preferences to children who may be finicky eaters, the search for the right combination can definitely be difficult.
But, don’t worry. We’ve collected a few healthy Greek recipes your entire family will enjoy, and, because we know you’re busy, we’ve even made sure they’re easy to prepare.
Four Traditional Greek Food Recipes
1. Garden Fresh Greek Salad
Take sliced cucumbers, halved cherry tomatoes, halved kalamata olives, and some thinly sliced red onion. Then, toss them all together with a bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, coarse sea salt, ground pepper, and a dash of dried oregano and basil. Afterward, add a generous amount of crumbled Feta for a quick, final toss. Incredible!
2. Greek Yogurt Parfaits
There’s no doubt about it: presentation matters, even to children. And when you add the rich, creamy nature of Greek yogurt, and fresh colorful fruit, to that presentation you’ll have a true crowd pleaser.
Just take some vanilla flavored Greek yogurt and place it by the spoonful at the bottom of your favorite, clear, stemmed dessert glasses. Then begin to layer the yogurt, like a parfait, with fresh fruit. Berries work wonderfully because of their bright color and intense flavor. When you get to the top, add another slice of fruit, sprinkle with chopped nuts or seeds, and top with a fresh mint leaf.
This is more than a great dessert, it also makes a healthy and satisfying breakfast or mid-afternoon snack.
3. Chicken with Lemon and Fresh Dill
Salt and pepper chicken breasts, then brown them in a pan with a bit of extra virgin olive oil — just a few minutes per side. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside. Place ¼ cup chopped onion, 3 cloves of chopped garlic, and a bit more olive oil into the hot pan, and cook until golden.
In the meantime: whisk 1 cup of chicken broth together with 2 teaspoons of flour, a splash of lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped dill. Then add the mixture to the pan, stirring constantly for a few minutes until the liquid is slightly thickened.
Return the chicken to the pan and cook together until the breasts are fully done. Serve on a platter with fresh dill, and a lemon slice, garnish. This dish is as flavorful as it is healthy.
4. Greek Salad on a Stick
Kids love food on a stick, and this one’s got it all: it’s healthy, easy, tasty, and it’s fun.
To make the dish even more interesting for your kids, you can even have them help prepare the skewered salad. You’ll just need ripe cherry tomatoes, some thick slices of seedless cucumber, chunks of feta, and some wooden skewer sticks. Place the fresh ingredients on the sticks, alternating color and type until the salad on a stick is complete.
You can create a variety of dipping dressings for your family’s individual taste preferences. Here are a couple ideas:
- Try mixing plain yogurt with a splash of fresh lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper.
- Quickly prepare a simple dressing whisked together from extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice or vinegar.
This is a great way to get your kids to eat salad and get them involved with the cooking preparation. It’s fun, healthy, and delicious!
For traditional Greek foods your family will surely love, look for Lemon and Vine products at your local grocery store. For more information about our product selection, and our authentic Greek recipes made with quality ingredients, check us out at www.lemonandvine.com