Meal Plan: Not Your Mother’s Vegetables
We tell our children to eat their vegetables just like our mothers told us to eat ours. In this day and age of processed food, good old vegetables are gaining new popularity due to their health benefits, such as clear skin, shiny and strong hair, good eye sight, and many others.
Corn, mushrooms, squash, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, tomato, zucchini, lettuce, artichokes, and eggplant are just some of the vegetables featured in this week's meal plan. Vegetables do not just need to come from a can and sit in a bowl during dinner time. They can add some pizzazz to your entree and give some much needed nutrients.
Theme: Not Your Mother's Vegetables
Weekly Meal Plan: Monday, May 1 - Sunday, May 7
- Dinner Recipe: Vegetable Matzo Pie from The Shiksa in The Kitchen
- Dinner Discussion Question: What is your favorite boardgame?
- Dinner Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetable Herbed Risotto from Sarah's Cucina Bella
- Dinner Discussion Question: What is your favorite zoo animal and why?
- Dinner Recipe: Oven Braised Artichokes with Garlic & Thyme from Gourmande in the Kitchen
- Dinner Discussion Question: How does your family spend time together during the summer?
- Dinner Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Salad from The Shiksa in the Kitchen
- Dinner Discussion Question: If money wasn't a factor, what would be your dream vacation?
- Dinner Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts, & Onions from Sarah's Cucina Bella
- Dinner Discussion Question: What was the last movie you went and saw? Was it worth it?
- Dinner Recipe: Peperoni Croccanti from Bell'alimento
- Dinner Discussion Question: Are you a spur of the moment person or do you plan everything out?
- Dinner Recipe: Pasta with Peas, Asparagus, & Bacon from The Merry Gourmet
- Dinner Discussion Question: What are your favorite sports to play during the summer?
Meal Plan and Grocery Shopping List Free Printable
Is your mouth watering yet? We can’t wait to give these recipes a try this week! If you’re interested in trying some or all of these recipes, be sure to fill out the Mom It Forward Meal Plan and Grocery Shopping List Free Printable before you head to the store!
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