I’ve been absent lately but with good reason; two of our big kids are here with the third visiting next week and my first Food Demo is complete and was a success! I’ll talk more about the Food Demo later this week.
This weeks dilemma, what to feed omnivore kids for the next 5 1/2 weeks? Our daughter wants to be healthy so she is open to trying new foods. Our young teen son on the other had completely disregards food he thinks is healthy. For example, When I make “Unfried Beans” I make them the same way I always have, even when we were eating horribly. This weekend I asked him to taste test them for me. He put a bite in his mouth, he looked like we was going to vomit. I asked him what he thought, he said, “I liked how you used to make them, not this whole grainy healthy stuff, I like them like whole beans.” I told him I made them the same, I just used a food processor because I was making so many, he said, “they taste ok then.” I also stocked up on cereal to make life a little easier, the first day he didn’t want any of them because they were “weird and healthy.” While they were gluten-free they weren’t necessarily healthy, Kix, Chex, and some of the gluten-free Barbara’s Cereal.
I’ll make some of our normal favorites and try to adapt some of the kids favorites from pre-plant-based days.
Breakfasts are our normal easy stuff like cereal, oatmeal, cream of wheat, and fruit with toast.
Lunches are equally easy; nut butter sandwiches, leftovers, pasta, or other easy stuff.
Snacks are usually fruit, sometimes toast, muffins, banana bread, humus and veggies, or chips with salsa or avocado are fun too.
Dinner is where it gets a bit more tricky. I’m hoping to try some new stuff this week.
Monday: Pasta with veggies and a cashew cream sauce.
Tuesday: Baked Potato’s with a choice of steamed veggies or chili on top.
Wednesday: Tostada’s with Mexican Rice
Thursday: Brown Rice casserole with a whatever veggies are still available and some kind of “creamy sauce” to make it taste “normal.”
Friday: I’m not sure what Friday will hold but I don’t plan on cooking a big meal.
Depending on how our days go I may mix this up a bit. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have our kids here. We mostly ate out last week. Now I’m ready for a lot of home cooked meals. Plus my 30 day Fitness Challenge is almost “over” so I’ll share those details sometime in the next week. I will also be sharing a new recipe or two. Wow, I have more to do than I thought!
I hope you all have a great week full of family and good food!