Monday, August 20, 2012

A Week of Kids Meals

5 meals kids enjoy eating (and mom can stand them, too!). You can combine these however you want or separate them and have just part of it as a meal. I didn’t count calories for any of the meals (I’m not a counter). Fruits and vegetables can be switched out for any other fruit or veggie you have on hand. The kids LOVE to have fruit with their meals, though! The veggies are a bit more difficult for them to enjoy, but I'll bet if I would have added a dip for them, they'd do better.

1: Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, pears, ketchup. Chicken nuggets with apple sauce is another the kids really like eating. I just wanted meat with their mac and cheese.

 2: Peanut butter and honey with Clementines (the cutie tangerines). I like the tangerines because they're SO EASY for the kids to peel. They love having that little bit of independence. You could use oranges, if you wanted. We didn’t have any jam on hand, so it’s the honey we ended up with. Jam would be an easy substitute.
3: Chicken salad sandwich with lettuce, carrots, cucumber, strawberries, blueberries. You could do tuna fish as well. Love the colors on this plate!...and I think I need to have these again!
4: Beef and cheese quesadilla, salsa, strawberries, blueberries. I used leftover roast for the beef. Sandwich meat, chicken, etc. would work for the meat.
5: Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, crackers, glass of milk. Sometimes (more for me), I’ll do grilled tuna fish sandwiches. You can add a slice of cheese and some lettuce to the grilled tuna. My husband likes cream of mushroom soup instead. The kids love it when I add an ice cube to their soup. At first the kids didn’t want to eat the soup, then we started calling it “hot lava” soup and now they can’t get enough! J

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