Throughout this season we've been checking out the unique food and drink options at the ballparks throughout Major League Baseball. So far we've explored the stadiums in the National League East, Central and West. Next up is the American League East.
A few of my personal favorites for a brown bag lunch are pasta, pita sandwiches, easy chicken tacos, and cob salads. By switching up these different types of lunches, you can be sure your children will not get bored with the same old lunches day after day. They won't be trying to trade their lunch with any of their friends - that's for sure!
Taquerias El Mexicano runs a different lunch special for each day of the week. Try the Enchiladas on Tuesday (beef, chicken, or cheese, with red, green, or mole sauce, served with beans and salad) or Thursday's Costillas de Cerdo (spare ribs in morita pepper sauce with rice, beans, and salad), both for under $5. You can also get a beef or taco chicken Salad for $5, or skip the meat and get it for $4.
The easiest way to cook those nutritionally well balanced meals is to have two small appliances that will help. The first is a slow cooker chicken taco. You can place your ingredients into the slow cooker chicken taco, set the time and let your meal cook while you are at work. When you come home, you will have your meal waiting for whatever you might want to add to it, and your family and you are ready to share a balanced home cooked meal. The second small appliance that you should have is the microwave. Perhaps you now only use your microwave to heat up left overs or to warm up precooked foods. But you can cook some very healthy and tasty meals in your microwave. Get rid of the precooked foods as they do not have the nutritional value a good home cooked meal has.
Grab a warm tortilla and top with the chicken, sliced avocado and fresh salsa. Simple, delicious, fresh. You can chicken tacos in slow cooker recipe slam two tacos for less than the calories, carbs and sodium in a so-called "healthy" frozen dinner. Why are you still reading? Make this now. Seriously, the salsa is so good that you could put it on a tire and still want to eat it.