Our big kids have been here for almost two weeks and I know my plant-based cooking is taking a toll on them,especially the fiber. When my husband and I went for our weekly grocery shop this weekend our 13 year old asked if we could pick him up some Doritos. We told him the place we shop doesn’t have Doritos, he was taken aback. No we didn’t make another stop.
Our oldest is flying in this evening so there will be one more mouth to feed. I don’t think he will be as hard to please.
I took out my Happy Herbivore cookbooks and asked the big kids to look through them and pick some meals they would like to eat this week. I was hoping to get buy in. They picked a few recipes but I’m not sure how well they will go over. I decided that pasta is usually well received and it’s easy so we will have pasta a few times.
When we go out to eat the teens can order anything they want but I’m only going to cook healthy, plant food. I did buy them some junk food for movie night, that moved earned me a couple of big hugs.
Breakfast has been oatmeal, cream of wheat, and cereal lately and that seems to be working out easily enough. My husband has also requested Breakfast Quinoa and Breakfast Rice.
Lunches will be leftovers. Our fridge is full of leftovers right now; pizza, Lentil Fetoosh Salad, hummus and pita, and a black bean burger. I’m sure the teenagers will continue to eat PB&Js as well.
Snacks will be fruit, smoothies, crackers, chips and salsa, and other random things
Dinner is a little tougher to plan because I never know exactly what we have going on. Here are a few items I plan on making:
Macaroni and Cheeze*
Happy Herbivore Arroz Amarillo* with Black Bean Soup and soft corn tortillas
Spaghetti with Mushrooms and red sauce
Brown Rice, Steamed Broccoli, with Happy Herbivore Brown Gravy or some other creamy sauce
*item’s the kids picked out
How do you please your omnivore teenagers? Do you have any tips for me?