I’ve had a really, really hard time planning meals lately. I’m blaming the heat. Nothing sounded good and I didn’t even want to turn on my oven. We’ve been eating a lot of sandwiches, salads and smoothies every week. Cold is good. I realized on Sunday when I was ready to make a list for grocery shopping that I needed to get back into my habit of picking 3 or 4 recipes for the week. I like a plan instead of pulling something together at the last moment. Here’s what’s on tap this week:
Obviously, I’m a fan of Mama Pea’s! So far this week we’ve had the Tempeh Tamale Pie.
I’ve made this a few times before. It kind of comes out blah so I always top it off with salsa. There were leftovers on Monday so that covered 2 meals. With only picking out 3 recipes it saves room for leftovers and random meals when I don’t feel like cooking.
I just got a great new (to me) protein powder over the weekend. Plant Fusion came highly recommended from the #FitVegan twitter chat last week. I got the chocolate and am highly impressed. It’s been my favorite powder so far. My first taste of it was post run on Saturday. I mixed it with 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana and a scoop of almond butter. OMG! Delicious! It tasted just like chocolate soft serve.
With only three ingredients (peanuts, sugar and salt) this powdered peanut butter is the real deal. It’s not as good as nut butter but pretty damn close. It’s perfect for smoothies and oatmeal. I tried it as a topping for my homemade zucchini bread. Yup, good on that too! It not only gives the taste of peanut butter but with 85% less fat and calories. Sounds like a win to me! 🙂 There’s a chocolate flavor, too, which is next on my list to try.
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It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted the kiddos meals. Here’s just a snippet of a few from the past week.
Avocado and banana sandwich with orange peppers and hummus
Black bean guacamole, homemade pita chips and roasted sweet potato
Adzuki bean dip (spinach added so that’s why it’s green 🙂 ), crackers, fresh peaches and raspberries
I think the kiddos are in the same rut as us. They only want sandwiches or dip lately. Yogurt and cottage cheese are requested a lot too. It was quite funny last week when in the clearest voice, A asked for “Cottage cheese please!” It took Ron and I both by surprise because it was so clear. Most of her words are still in toddler speak. The girl knows what she wants! 😉
If you are looking for more ideas for kid meals at any age, be sure to check out Munchkin Meals every Thursday on A Healthy Slice of Life.