Meal Plan: Let’s Add More Greens
Trying to keep your children's diet healthy and tasty is a great feat in today's world. Fast food restaurants serve as quick fixes and, yes, they do provide apples instead of fries these days, but that doesn't replace a healthy home-cooked meal. However, many kids do not like eating their fruits and vegetables and instead want their Top Ramen Noodles, which pull a zero on the healthy and nutritious scale.
One thing I realized from watching those families whose children enjoy their veggies, they have their children eating veggies from a young age and also combine some of their favorites with veggies, like using Ramen Noodles in a Stir-Fry with broccoli and peas.
Theme: Let's Add More Greens
Weekly Meal Plan: Monday, Sept 24 - Sunday, Sept 30
- Dinner Recipe: Lemon Pesto Vegetable Skewers from The Shiksa in the Kitchen
- Dinner Discussion Question: What is your favorite way to relax?
- Dinner Recipe: Creamy Penne with Broccoli & Shrimp from Sarah's Cucina Bella
- Dinner Discussion Question: What is your favorite color?
- Dinner Recipe: Mama's Chicken Divan from Bonnie the Baker
- Dinner Discussion Question: What is your favorite after school treat?
- Dinner Recipe: Vegetable Carbonara from Bell'alimento
- Dinner Discussion Question: If you could have any pet in the world, what would it be?
- Dinner Recipe: Rice and Crunchy Chicken with Vegetables from The Lovely Pantry
- Dinner Discussion Question: What is your favorite Fairy tale story?
- Dinner Recipe: Sweet and Sour Eggplant with Endive from The Shiksa in the Kitchen
- Dinner Discussion Question: When was the last time you and your spouse went out alone, no children?
- Dinner Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Pork Stir-Fry from Budget Gourmet Mom
- Dinner Discussion Question: When was the last time you had breakfast made for you?
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