Family, as in, my children will eat them. Not all are actual “family” recipes, as in, handed down from generation to generation. I get stuck a bit in the kitchen. I used to run a meal planning link up for, what, six months, last year? You can hop over to the eating section on the blog and see it all!
When faced with the daunting task of feeding three kids and one ravenous husband, I want to retreat to the pantry to eat cereal myself. Once this intense feeling passes, I gird my loins and dish out a few of these.
1) Pasta with homemade sauce.
Don’t get overwhelmed by seeing “homemade sauce”–the sauce is so simple and just takes a few hours. It’s the planning ahead part that’s hard–not the making of it.
Simmer chopped tomatoes (canned or fresh) in olive oil and salt for a few hours, adding a hint of water or broth if it’s burning up. Season with oregano and basil and tons of shredded part. Brown beef and season with salt & pepper & those other things as well. Angel hair + combine. Oh, and butter.
2. Red quinoa with sausage & peppers.
3) Chicken noodle soup with amped up yogurt.
4) Rice + protein + mango + tomatoes.
Cook rice. Cook meat or tofu. Combine! Spritz with lemon!
Recipe here. Kinda. It’s evolved. But we use this crust.
6) Beef chili. (grainy iPhone pic!)
7) Monster salads.
Butter or red leaf lettuce and then go to town. I try to have a fruit, a protein, and nut (also protein, but you know), a dried fruit, and cheese. In this case, avocado, hard boiled eggs, pistachio, and cranberries (dried). A little homemade dressing and you’re alllllll set.
What are your go-to meals that your kids will eat that are semi-healthy? We also do a lot of breakfast for dinner!! Pancakes and bacon, please!