This lil one waiting for her da. 🌻
This was prepped last night...
Dinner tonight + lunch for tomorrow= less stress for this busy momma
My hubby discovered this recipe for Zucchini fries a couple months ago and it's been a popular way to use up zucchini. The kids usually don't mind it but tonight they couldn't get enough, good thing I made a double batch!
Cooking dog food today! Stay tuned to our IGTV, YouTube and our website to see the rest of this great dish being made that can save you money and make your pup happier! 🐶
🍔🍔 VEGAN BURGERS | $10.10 total / 3 adult & 2 children’s serves @ $2 per serve 🍔🍔 I
I tried the self-proclaimed @jamieoliver
best ever vegan burgers last night and they the ✔️ if approval from me because they were quick, easy, cheap, and the kids ate them!
- vegan patties (tinned organic chickpeas, 1 cup of frozen corn kernels, homegrown parsley & lemon zest, spelt flour and spices) $2.00
- burger buns $4
- salad (cucumber, grated carrot & beetroot, organic lettuce) $2.00
- grilled onion $0.60
- sweet potato chips (cooked in the air fryer) $0.75
- condiments $0.75
I don’t love the texture of plant based patties but this was one of the better ones I’ve tried. Will be making it again for sure.
#wholefoods #wholefoodsonabudget #frugalmeals #cheapmeals #familymeals #feedyourfamily #eattherainbow #eatmoreplants #organic #vegan #dairyfree #burger #eatwellforless
🌿ONE of my SECRETS to cooking HEALTHIER AND SIMPLER for my family is using Mrs. Dash!!!
I use it for flavor instead of salt & butter...
Salt may not have your fat or calorie content,
But it sure does MESS WITH YOUR BODY, numbers, and holds extra water weight!!😳
It’s more than JUST CALORIES....
🌿Making small changes & LEARNING along the way😉
Roasted root vegetables for dinner today. I piped the veggies on the belt at the grocery store today and told the clerk it was vegetable quiz day. He scored 100%! When in doubt with a veggie, roast it! 👍🏻 #simplifieddinners #familymeals
TACO 🌮 TUESDAY // chicken & avocado tacos with lentils, turmeric rice, and plantains!
plantains cooked in avocado oil + smashed avocado 🥑 were my highlight!
This is my hubby’s plate. I actually ate super light because I wasn’t even that hungry. That’s been happening to me since starting @saramcglothlin
Blood Sugar Balance Program! I had a @nikkiscoconutbutter
coconut butter on-the-go for a bridge snack and found I only wanted a small amount for dinner. 🤷🏼♀️ I find I’m still pretty darn hungry in the first half of the day and then at night my body gets ready to go into repair mode and wants a break from the task of digestion.
It’s been blowing my mind how often during the day I eat for anxiety relief, instead of actually waiting until my body tells my I’m hungry! I’ll walk into the pantry and grab something crunchy out of habit then ask myself “am I hungry for this?” The answer is almost always no. Still learning so much about how to nourish my body and listen to its needs and I’m grateful Sara shares her knowledge so beautifully!
Tonight's one pot meal was Dutch oven lasagna and crusty shepherd's bread (top two photos) served with garlic butter. We dug into the pot before I remembered to capture an unblemished photo (bottom left), but you get the idea with the close up (bottom right). I garnished the top with fresh basil leaves.
So many of you emailed me for yesterday's one pot recipe, that I decided to include from the get-go.
DUTCH OVEN LASAGNA
total time: 55 MINS prep time: 10 MINS cook time: 45 MINS
1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
1 medium zucchini, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 onion, chopped fine
1 red bell pepper, chopped fine
1 green bell pepper, chopped fine
1 jar (24 to 26 ounces) garden-style pasta sauce
2 cups water
6 ounces uncooked mini bow tie pasta (about 2-1/8 cups)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2/3 Cup ricotta cheese
1-2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, sliced
Thinly sliced or chopped fresh basil
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Heat ovenproof 5 to 6-quart Dutch oven over medium heat until hot.
Add Ground Beef, garlic, onion zucchini, and peppers; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into small crumbles and stirring occasionally.
Stir in pasta sauce, water and ground black pepper.
Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in pasta.
Spoon heaping teaspoons ricotta cheese over top of sauce.
Slightly swirl ricotta into sauce, not mixing in completely.
Cover with foil and bake in 375°F oven 10 minutes.
Uncover. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Let stand 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with minced fresh basil leaves before serving.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup with a dose of plant-based protein from split peas...and no one is the wiser! This is a favorite fall and winter soup around here—with crackers for the kids who like to dip and dunk.
👉🏻Recipe link through my profile or here: https://www.yummyfamilyfood.com/recipes/dinner/broccoli-cheddar-soup-recipe/
Eggplant is closely related to the tomato and the potato. When we cook eggplant, we love grilling it or in this case, we sear it on the griddle. Great paired with any lamb dish. Here is how we made ours.
1 large eggplant
1 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon thyme (add rosemary too)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
salt and pepper to taste
Slice the eggplant about 1/2 inch thick. Place on a baking sheet and salt both sides. Cover with another baking sheet and weigh it down for approximately 20 minutes. This process will extract all the moisture out of the eggplant. Now wipe away the moisture on both sides with a paper towels. you'll go through quite a bit. Lay them down on a kitchen towel or more paper towels and let dry completely.
In a small boll crush or finely chop the garlic. chop the thyme and rosemary if using and add to the bowl. Add the olive oil. Season to taste.
For a little spice, red pepper flakes should be added to this stage. Stir then brush onto both sides of eggplant. Sear about 3-4 minutes per side.
Add to serving dish with lemon wedges.
Be inspired, get creative and include the kids.
Carter was unsure of trying these meatballs. So I just gave him one and one green bean with his zucchini noodles. The zucchini noodles are familiar to him. He ended up eating the entire meatball, a few zoodles, and didn’t touch the green bean. I’ll take it! (He also ate some oatmeal and a clementine while supper was cooking because he was sooo hungry!). #kidsnutrition #familymeals #healthyfoodexposure #smallsteps #fitfamily #healthyfamily
Probably the most delicious 30 min meal I've ever made on the fly! Eating food that is nourishing and fast to make is my jam ❤
Don't be afraid of fat. Fat doesn't make you fat!!
Enjoy that butter, olive oil, avocado, olives. First off it is satisfying to the tastebuds, keeps you feeling fuller longer (no need for midnight snacking) and helps you burn fat! Eating #lowcarb
so I skip the rice/ potatoes.
Salmon filets are from @ikeacanada
In cast iron pan heat up olive oil and 1tbsp of butter.
Rinse, pat dry and season filets with salt.
Cook on each side until browned on medium-low heat (approx 5-7 min per side)
Season with pepper
Set filets aside and saute onions with capers (add a bit of their juice) until browned.
And you're done ❤👌😋
#healthyinsideandout #foodisfuel #foodthatservesyou #eatfornourishment
Dinner tonight was amazing thanks to my MIL! Dishes done by the hubs = sitting with my feet up 🙌
Real talk the lil guy barely ate. I thought maybe it was the large amount of food in front of him, so I took the plate away and offered a smaller portion of the food but still no give. Turns out he had a pretty good portion of full fat yogurt 1.75 hrs before so maybe he wasn’t super hungry. He was as content as could be for being overtired so I didn’t force it on him. He loves to eat and makes it known so Bc he wasn’t into it and not asking for anything else I went with it. He got his 🛀 🍼 then 🛏 (early Bc we don’t mess around with tiredness)! #pedirdmomtip
if your lil one is not eating much at meals and you notice they are snacking “grazing” all day try to space out the snacks and meals to a more regular set schedule to help improve meal time eating. Often the meals are where the most nutritious foods will be so we want to make sure the lil ones are coming to eat with a good appetite👌
#realfood #wholefoods #dietitianapproved #dietitian #dietitiansofinstagram #registereddieitian #healthylifestyle #babyledweaning #toddler #raisinghealthykids #raisinghealthyeaters #dietitianmom #healthykids #toddlereats #pedirdmom #dinner #familymeals
Trying to make the better choices. Chicken breast, broccoli, potato, and salad.
Como dice el dicho: “Este ARROZ ya se coció!” (¡Y quedó DELICIOSO!) 🍗🍚
- 3 cdas de aceite de oliva
- 1 pollo entero sin piel, cortado en piezas
- al gusto de sal
- al gusto de pimienta
- 1/4 de taza de cebolla fileteada
- 1 cda de ajo picado
- 2 tazas de arroz para paella
- 1 pimiento rojo en juliana
- 1 zanahoria en cubos pequeños
- 1 jitomate escalfado y picado
- 1 sobre de sazonador para paella
- 3 1/2 tazas de agua
- 1 taza de chícharos
- al gusto de perejil fresco
1. En una olla, calienta el aceite de oliva y sella las piezas de pollo por ambos lados hasta que se vea doradito. Sazona con sal y pimienta. Retira y reserva.
2. En el mismo sartén, cocina la cebolla hasta que esté transparente. Agrega el ajo y el arroz, fríe hasta dorar. Añade el pimiento, la zanahoria y cocina por 5 minutos.
3. Agrega el jitomate y cocina por 1 minuto, incorpora el sazonador para paella, vierte el agua y agrega los chícharos. Deja que suelte el hervor.
4. Regresa las piezas de pollo, tapa y cocina a fuego bajo por 30 minutos o hasta que el arroz y el pollo estén cocidos, moviendo a la mitad de la cocción.
5. Retira y deja reposar 15 minutos.
6. Sirve y decora con perejil fresco.
#kiwilimon #arrozconpollo #arrozpaella #arrozamarillo #pechugadepollo #recetasdecocina #recetasfaciles #recetasrapidas #comidacasera #recetascaseras #chickenrecipes #chickenthighs #healthymeal #familymeals #homecooking #easyrecipes #cookingathome #cookingtime #paella #recetasaludables
I hate to see you leave 🙅🏻♀️, but I love to watch you go 👋🏻
^^^ Literally my exact feelings about summer. Not gonna lie, I’m not a fan of summer 🤷🏻♀️ I know, I’m the worst. BUT I loovvveee all of the fresh summer produce 🍓🌽🍅🥗 So we made @halfbakedharvest
Rosemary Chicken, Caramelized Corn and Peach Salad with a few modifications (aka our peach was rotten right before we were gonna cook 🤦🏻♀️) Super delicious and such a good way to use up all of that summer produce!
Salad Deets: | rosemary chicken + caramelized corn + spring mix + cherry tomatoes + strawberries + blueberries + avocado + basil + mint + bacon vinaigrette |
This copycat Starbucks Flat White takes minutes to prepare and is so silky smooth as it goes down the pipes. I love that this method even brings a classic foam to the top so it really is like drinking a cafe beverage. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
... We will keep buying strawberries and will cut them up ... we love to support local businesses ... keep buying strawberries
Proud of tonight’s tea; Thai chicken Rendang curry, Thai Nasi Goreng with king prawns and some home made chips to round it off- a bit hot but in that pleasant warming way, the brown rice was a nice mild savoury counter and they married real well. I should make more curries really, not sure why I don’t! #homecooking #thaifood #thainight #sospice #familymeals